Stand up for Street Vendors! - Food Chain Workers Alliance

november, 2019

22novAll DayStand up for Street Vendors!

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On Day 3 of Food Workers Rising we are asking you to support Street Vendors who are too often criminalized in our cities. Join the fight to #LifttheCaps for Street Vendors

On November 8th, a NYC churro vendor named Elsa was detained, handcuffed, verbally abused, and ticketed by several police officers.The police also confiscated her cart and materials. The same week a second churro vendor was treated in the same manner at another Brooklyn station. Only days later a video surfaced of several police officers brutalizing a young Black man at a Harlem station for selling candy.

These incidents are not isolated. Vendors across NYC are criminalized for vending without a permit, while at the same time denied an avenue to receive one. NYC-based FCWA member, the Street Vendor Project has been leading a campaign to #LifttheCaps on street vendor permits and legalize the work of thousands of immigrant food vendors across NYC and have even taken that fight to the state level.


  1. The Street Vendor Project has set up a fund to support the street vendors who have been affected by this escalation in policing. You can donate to that fund here.
  2. Join the fight to #LifttheCaps for Street Vendors: Talk to your local elected official and express your support for street vendors and the importance of legalizing their work and lifting the caps on permits.


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