TODAY: Join national call-in day to Wendy’s Board Chairman!

Today, farmworkers are marching in the streets of New York – and they need YOUR support!  Call Wendy’s Board Chairman to demand a real commitment to human rights by the fast food giant…

Last night, scores of farmworkers and their families rolled into New York City after a 24-hour bus ride from Immokalee.  Late this afternoon, they’ll be marching with hundreds of supporters down Manhattan’s Park Avenue, demanding that Wendy’s make an unequivocal commitment to human rights, once and for all.  Following Wendy’s move to repatriate its tomato purchases from Mexico in response to consumers’ human rights concerns – but continued refusal to join the Fair Food Program – farmworkers and allies are turning up the heat on Wendy’s Board Chairman Nelson Peltz in the Big Apple… and we need YOUR help.

First, if you’re in the New York region, make sure to come out to today’s big march, which starts at 5:00 PM at 280 Park Avenue in New York.  If you’re not, don’t worry!  You can still stand with farmworkers and keep our momentum rolling by joining today’s day-long call-in action to Nelson Peltz’s offices.  Here’s how to participate:

1. Call Trian Partners in New York, New York at (212) 451-3000.

2. Ask if you can leave a message for Mr. Nelson Peltz, Trian Partners CEO and Wendy’s Board Chair regarding Wendy’s tomato purchasing policies.

3. You’ll likely be directed to Mr. Peltz’s assistant.  Once you get someone on the line, give your statement. Feel free to offer your own personal comments, or use the script provided below!

SAMPLE SCRIPT: “Hi, my name is _______ and I’m calling to leave a message for Mr. Nelson Peltz in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Today hundreds of farmworkers and allies will marching through the streets of New York City calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program. They are demanding that Mr. Peltz and Wendy’s leadership do their part to end human rights abuses in Wendy’s supply chain. It is imperative that Wendy’s use its purchasing power to support the CIW’s Fair Food Program and its groundbreaking human rights protections rather than simply shifting to purchasing tomatoes from greenhouses in North America.  I urge Mr. Peltz to bring Wendy’s into the Program immediately.

Thank you for relaying this message.”

4.  Post about it!  Let us know that you called and invite your friends to make a call, too, on social media. 

Thank you, as always, for doing your part to keep the heat up on Wendy’s.  And for everyone in New York – we’ll see you this afternoon!