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Endorsements for the CIW’s Wendy’s Boycott keep rolling in!…

Endorsements for the CIW’s Wendy’s Boycott keep rolling in!…

[caption id="attachment_30133" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo Credit: Davida Johns[/caption] Representing over a thousand members across the U.S. and the world, the Quaker Southeastern Yearly Meeting and Dominican Sisters of Peace endorse the Wendy’s Boycott! "Guided by our Quaker principles of fairness and equality, Southeastern Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), has supported the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for many >> Read More
ACTION REPORT: Students, people of faith and community allies drop banners in support of Wendy’s Boycott!

ACTION REPORT: Students, people of faith and community allies drop banners in support of Wendy’s Boycott!

PLUS: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and the Florida Poor People’s Campaign join forces with CIW to demand a moral commitment to human rights from Wendy’s… Today, we bring you a report from last week's jam-packed actions in the Campaign for Fair Food, courtesy of the Student/Farmworker Alliance.  From student- and community-led banner drops across the country to a powerful visit >> Read More
Fabled Highlander Center burned to the ground by arsonists in Tennessee…

Fabled Highlander Center burned to the ground by arsonists in Tennessee…

[caption id="attachment_30108" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Firefighters struggle to control the flames as the Highlander Center's main office building burns to the ground in New Market, TN, on March 29th of this year. While no one was injured in the blaze, many invaluable historical records were lost. White supremacist graffiti spray-painted in the parking lot left little doubt as to who carried >> Read More
BREAKING: Longtime CIW General Counsel Steve Hitov to receive national human rights award!

BREAKING: Longtime CIW General Counsel Steve Hitov to receive national human rights award!

[caption id="attachment_30091" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Farmworkers and their allies march 234 miles from Ft. Myers, FL, to the offices of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association in Orlando in 2000. Steve Hitov, the CIW's longtime General Counsel, is pictured (beard, cap, and light blue shirt) in the upper lefthand corner of the picture, in conversation with CIW's Co-founder Lucas Benitez.[/caption] Hitov >> Read More
Follow the money: Powerful new article connects the dots between Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz and massive public employee pension funds…

Follow the money: Powerful new article connects the dots between Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz and massive public employee pension funds…

[caption id="attachment_30077" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A graphic created for a recent Truthout article lays out the connections among Wendy's Board Chair and top shareholder Nelson Peltz and several of the country's largest public employee pension funds, including the California State Teachers' Retirement System.[/caption] Truthout: "This means that public sector workers across the country have pension funds invested with a hedge fund >> Read More
Farmworker Awareness Week highlights Fair Food Program at Compass Group locations across the nation!

Farmworker Awareness Week highlights Fair Food Program at Compass Group locations across the nation!

We support farmworkers by buying produce from farms that commit to a Code of Conduct, ensuring fairer and safer working conditions. #Icareaboutfair pic.twitter.com/j7KOecfaUw — WSU Dining (@WSU__Dining) March 27, 2019 This week, in honor of Farmworker Awareness Week, college campuses, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and many other partners of Compass Group USA were flooded with beautiful new graphics about the Fair >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance declares “Wendy’s, We Won’t Yield!” National Day of Action, April 18!

ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance declares “Wendy’s, We Won’t Yield!” National Day of Action, April 18!

[caption id="attachment_29971" align="alignright" width="800"] Students at the University of Florida turn up the volume on President Fuchs to cut the university's contract with Wendy's during the 4 for Fair Food Tour in March 2019.[/caption] Students to shine a light on Wendy’s disturbing human rights record with banner drops on campuses and cities across the country… On the heels of this >> Read More
BREAKING: Florida Atlantic University Student Government joins UM, UF in unanimously approving resolution to boot Wendy’s from campus!

BREAKING: Florida Atlantic University Student Government joins UM, UF in unanimously approving resolution to boot Wendy’s from campus!

[caption id="attachment_30049" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Florida Atlantic University students gather for a photo before delivering a letter to FAU President John Kelly in 2017 calling on the university to cut its contract with Wendy's. The students' continued organizing resulted in the FAU student government voting unanimously to pass a resolution in support of the "Boot the Braids" campaign demands last week.[/caption] >> Read More
A truly GRAND finale!…

A truly GRAND finale!…

Massive march on final day of 4 for Fair Food Tour swamps "The Swamp" in Gainesville with farmworkers, students, Fair Food activists calling on UF President Kent Fuchs to "Boot the Braids" from Florida's flagship university until Wendy's joins the Fair Food Program! Editorial published in the UF student paper, The Alligator, on the day of the march: "Hopefully, Wendy's will soon >> Read More
20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

[caption id="attachment_29877" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Charles Black, former chairman of the Atlanta student movement and longtime activist for universal human rights, hugs the CIW's Mercedes Gomez, a remarkable young activist in her own right from Immokalee, following Monday's Wendy's protest in Atlanta.  The former and current student leaders engaged in an animated conversation on Mr. Black's experience studying under Dr. Martin >> Read More