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

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 >> Read More
Author of “I Am Not a Tractor” pens thoughtful op/ed on lessons from Fair Food movement for #MeToo, “#MarchForOurLives” movements…

Author of “I Am Not a Tractor” pens thoughtful op/ed on lessons from Fair Food movement for #MeToo, “#MarchForOurLives” movements…

Marquis: "The new movements appear to understand one pillar of the coalition's success – real and sustainable change can be driven, designed and implemented from inside the communities most affected." In her unique style – a style perhaps best described as a marriage of the engineer's love for astute systems analysis with the advocate's heartfelt empathy for those facing uphill >> Read More
2018 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro in Immokalee set for Sept. 20-23!

2018 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro in Immokalee set for Sept. 20-23!

Students, youth set to gather in massive strategy session for the Wendy's Boycott, Boot the Braids Campaign... The Campaign for Fair Food has hit its mid-summer stride, building off the breaking news from the Wendy's shareholder meeting that the fast-food giant would bow to consumer pressure and pull its purchases from Mexico, turning instead to the U.S. and Canadian greenhouse >> Read More
BBC World Service highlights Fair Food Program in global fight to combat sexual violence in agriculture!

BBC World Service highlights Fair Food Program in global fight to combat sexual violence in agriculture!

Lupe Gonzalo on BBC World Service's Food Chain: Through the Fair Food Program, "everyone knows that workers have the right to report abuse, and no one is allowed to retaliate against them for it." As the #MeToo movement continues to shine a light on the problem of sexual harassment and assault in worksites from Hollywood to the Silicon Valley, journalists >> Read More
ANNOUNCING:  On July 19, farmworkers return to NYC  to demand, “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?”

ANNOUNCING: On July 19, farmworkers return to NYC to demand, “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?”

[caption id="attachment_28179" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Thousands of marchers arrive in front of the hedge fund offices of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz on Park Avenue during the Time's Up Wendy's March earlier this year.[/caption] 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 – >> Read More
Joe Flamm, Top Chef champion and Fair Food Chef:  “Together, we can make a change…”

Joe Flamm, Top Chef champion and Fair Food Chef: “Together, we can make a change…”

[caption id="attachment_28767" align="aligncenter" width="800"] “Visiting Immokalee and meeting the Coalition behind the scenes was truly remarkable. Walking through the fields and hearing the stories of the workers was awe inspiring and something I am an advocate for. The Fair Food Program truly represents a win for the workers and growers, and is a program I will support through my personal >> Read More
Big News!  The vast promise of Worker-driven Social Responsibility, and…

Big News! The vast promise of Worker-driven Social Responsibility, and…

... a special matching donation opportunity, today! You have a lot to be proud of.   The Fair Food Program is the single most effective program for protecting human rights in corporate supply chains in the the world today.  That's not bragging, that's the opinion of human rights experts from the White House to the United Nations.  Of course, the Fair >> Read More
Justice, Justice Let Us Pursue!

Justice, Justice Let Us Pursue!

Dear friends, Twenty-five years ago, men and women harvesting tomatoes first gathered in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Immokalee, to discuss how they would confront violence in the fields.  They brought their analytical skills, their creativity, and their courage to bear on what had been seemingly intractable exploitation. They stepped out in faith to create a future that >> Read More