BREAKING: Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach to march alongside CIW at Time’s Up Wendy’s March!

Farmworkers, their families, and thousands of consumer allies will be joined on March 15th by New York Times bestselling author and U.S. Women’s Soccer legend!

Sometimes two things come together for the first time and the fit is just right, like it had always been meant to be.  That’s what happened in Immokalee last summer when longtime leaders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers met their new neighbors from Naples, New York Times bestselling author, Glennon Doyle, and U.S. Women’s Soccer superstar, Abby Wambach.

The excitement of that first visit, one of many highlights in what was truly a remarkable year for Fair Food, was memorialized in a tweet by Glennon soon after leaving the CIW community center:

And that was just the beginning.  Just a few months later, Glennon and Abby invited the CIW’s own Lupe Gonzalo to join them on the whirlwind, cross-country Together Live Tour, addressing audiences of thousands from San José, CA, to Philadelphia, PA.  Even then, long before the announcement of the upcoming Freedom Fast and Time’s Up Wendy’s March, Abby and Glennon — along with a host of other powerful, and very funny, women (see the photo at the top of the post for a sense of the tour) — stood beside Lupe on some of the country’s most historic stages to demand an end to sexual violence and other human rights abuses in this country’s fields. 

During the Minneapolis show, Lupe captured the spirit that animated the Together Live Tour — and that draws a direct line between that unforgettable tour and the upcoming Freedom Fast:

I think that all of us as women have faced sexual harassment.  As farmworker women, this experience poses an incredibly hard choice:  We don’t have another job, we have to suffer this abuse, because we have a family to maintain.  Our silence is something we must grow accustomed to every day.  We had to draw on enormous strength and courage in order to break our silence — but also, we did not do it alone.  There are many people who have supported us, people who also have shown bravery, to accompany us in our struggle.  Only together were we able to break our silence.  It was because others who support us chose to speak up that we were able to break our silence about what was happening to us.

Today, we are honored to announce that Glennon and Abby will be joining Lupe, her fellow CIW members, and the thousands of people of conscience gathering in New York next month for the Time’s Up Wendy’s March.  They will be join us to speak up, loud and clear, in support of farmworker women and their fundamental right to work free of fear and sexual violence, and to call out Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz, who has the power to end sexual harassment and assault in Wendy’s supply chain by joining the leading program combatting workplace sexual abuse, the Fair Food Program, but refuses to do so.

In the final four weeks ahead of the Freedom Fast, make sure that your voice will be heard, too!  Register for the action and get all the details at the Wendy’s Boycott website: