And the Presbyterian News Service puts out one heck of an article on the upcoming Truth Tour…

The Alliance for Fair Food just keeps growing bigger and stronger by the day — great news for the battles that lie ahead and the looming showdown with McDonald’s for not just fast, but FAIR, food! The latest organizations to join the Alliance include:

  • National Jobs with Justice
  • Oxfam America
  • National Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)
  • And three great Illinois-based organizations, Central Illinois Jobs with Justice, the Living Wage Association of Champaign County, IL, and our old friends at the Industrial Workers of the World, Central Illinois branch.

Welcome to the Campaign for Fair Food, everyone, and get ready for the exciting days ahead as we move toward the biggest Truth Tour yet in Chicago!

And speaking of the 2007 McDonald’s Truth Tour, don’t miss this exciting article from the Presbyterian News Service, "Tomato pickers to put squeeze on McDonald’s" (3/29/07). Here’s an excerpt:

“From Florida to Chicago and Atlanta to Urbana, Presbyterians of all ages are on the move; hosting the CIW in their congregations, sharing in worship and education, and joining the farmworkers at protests that demand McDonald’s work with the CIW to end sweatshop conditions in the fields of its tomato suppliers,” said the Rev. Noelle Damico, associate for Fair Food and coordinator of the PC(USA)’s Campaign for Fair Food.

Damico said she believes church members are “determined and hopeful” that gains in farmworkers’ rights made possible by the Taco Bell pact would not be lost in the fight against McDonald’s

“Presbyterians are not about to let those advances be turned back,” Damico said." Read more here!