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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Get ready! Farmworkers from Immokalee are bringing the Wendy’s Boycott to a campus near you!… Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Get ready! Farmworkers from Immokalee are bringing the Wendy’s Boycott to a campus near you!…
Today, we bring you a brief but exciting update on the 4 for Fair Food Tour, the four-stop major action that the CIW has planned for March 2-14 – just six weeks from now!
Back in December, we announced the 4 for Fair Food Tour, making sure you had time to mark your calendar. In case you missed it, here’s a quick reprise from the original announcement of what this whole tour’s going to be about:
From March 2-14, farmworkers and their families from Immokalee will travel from Florida to Michigan and back again for the national “4 for Fair Food Tour,” joining forces with students at four leading state universities who have been ramping up pressure on their administrations to boot Wendy’s off campus until the hamburger giant joins the Fair Food Program.
The action will build on years of intense campus organizing at all four tour stops, bringing farmworkers themselves to the doorstep of these powerful academic institutions to demand accountability alongside students and community leaders. For the past several years, students at the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Floria have been organizing to send Wendy’s the same, crystal-clear message: If you want to do business on our campus, it’s not enough to just sell fast-food, it has to be Fair Food, too. In other words, instead of Wendy’s famous “4 for $4 deal,” students at all four schools are saying, with one voice, it is time to put Fair Food on Wendy’s menu, or get Wendy’s off our campus!
What’s the route of the tour?
No matter where you are, there are opportunities to get involved!...