Wendy’s Founder’s Week – of Action!

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Allies in cities across the country will be taking action at local Wendy’s restaurants the week of Nov. 11, calling on Wendy’s to live up to the values espoused by its late founder, Dave Thomas…

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All across the nation, cities and Fair Food groups will be organizing actions throughout the week – including letter deliveries, marches, and protests to highlight the fact that Dave Thomas’ values stand in stark contradiction to Wendy’s current refusal to join the Fair Food Program. There are already actions planned in over a dozen cities nationwide – from D.C. to Columbus, OH – sending the message that Wendy’s rejection of a verifiable solution to ensure human rights for farmworkers undermines the values the company espouses. 

Each day, one of the Founder’s values will be updated to reflect the reality of Wendy’s unconscionable decision to turn its back on the Fair Food Program, with the updated version promoted via social media:

Quality is our Recipe –> Inequality is our Recipe 
Just Be Nice –> Justice would be nice
Do the Right Thing –> Do the Right Thing and Join the Fair Food Program
Profit Means Growth –> People over Profit
Give Something Back –> Give a Penny Back  


Take action in your city!

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Austin, TX
Thursday, Nov. 14
Details TBA
Contact: Robert, robertkgarcia (at) utexas.edu 

Bay Area, CA
Saturday, Nov. 16
11am-1pm
Meet at Wendy’s @ 782 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
Contact: Elisa, elisa (at) sfalliance.org
Check out the event on Facebook!

Chapel Hill, NC
Details TBA
Contact: Joe, joe (at) sfalliance.org 

Chester, CT
Details TBA
Contact: info (at) interfaithact.org 

Columbus, OH
Saturday, Nov. 16
1:00 pm
Meet at Wendy’s at 9th and High St.
Contact: Claudia, claudia (at) sfalliance.org 
Check out the action on Facebook! 

Denver, CO
Friday, Nov. 8th
11:15 am
Meet at Regis University Student Center (50th and Lowell)
Contact: Joe D, joed (at) sfalliance.org
Check out the action on Facebook!

Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, Nov. 16
10:00 am
River City Science Academy
7565 Beach Blvd
Contact: Rob: rrose (at) rivercityscience.org 

Miami, FL
Sun, Nov 17th @ 1 pm
Meet at Publix, 311 SW 7th St
Contact: Joe, joe (at) sfalliance.org

New York, NY
Mon, Nov 11th @ 3 pm
Action outside Wendy’s at the intersection of Ocean Avenue, Flatbush Avenue, and Empire Boulevard (B,Q,S to Prospect Park stop). Led by Rabbi Ellen Lippmann of congregation Kolot Chayeinu.

Sun, Nov 17th @ 1 pm
Flyering, letter drops, & novelty photo-taking outside Fulton Mall Wendy’s, corner of Fulton and Pearl Streets (G to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; A,C,F,R to Jay Street/MetroTech stops; 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall stops). Led by Rose Espinola & Amanda Bell of CFA

Contact: Community Farmworker Alliance, farmworkersolidarity (at) gmail.com 

Orlando, FL
Sat, Nov 9th @ 11 am
Meet at 12231 East Colonial Drive
Contact: Nico, yaya (at) nfwm.org
Check out the action on Facebook!

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Philadelphia, PA 

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8pm to 10pm: Art-Making Party, where we will create signs and props for the upcoming protests 
Contact Devan, devanspear (at) gmail.com

 Saturday, Nov. 9:  Center City
Noon to 12:45: Penn/Temple Student Action @ 11th and Walnut St.
Contact Devan, devanspear (at) gmail.com
Then, marching a few blocks to…
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Our Main Protest of the Week, @ 15th and Chestnut St. 
Contact Jamie, jamie (at) sfalliance.org

Sunday, Nov. 10:  Germantown
12-2pm – Handing out Flyers@ the new Bakers Center Shopping Center, 3450 Fox St (contact Andrew, andrewgold55 (at) gmail.com) 

Monday, Nov. 11:  30th Street Station
4:45pm: 30th St. Spectacle @ SW Entrance of 30th Street Station, near the station’s Wendy’s restaurant
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Princeton, NJ 
Tuesday
, Nov. 12
5:00pm: Handing out Flyers & Letter Delegation @ 3477 Brunswick Pike, Princeton, NJ 08540
Contact Cary, carybeckwith (at) gmail.com

Haverford, PA
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Noon: Letter Delegation @ 555 West Lancaster Avenue
Contact Schaunel, Rvschaunel (at) aol.com

Providence, RI
Fri, Nov. 15
Party in honor of Wendy’s 44th birthday
1:30 pm: Wendy’s at 731 Eddy Street
Contact: Shelby, shelby (at) sfalliance.org

Sarasota, FL
Details TBA
Contact: Eva, eva.gray (at) ncf.edu 

St. Louis, MO
Tuesday, Nov. 12th
Teach-in at St. Louis University on Tuesday, November 12th. 
Saturday, Nov. 16th
3:00 PM: Picket at a Wendy’s location followed by a potluck! 
Contact: Kendra, kcruse1 (at) slu.edu, and Aaron, aaronhstables (at) gmail.com

Treasure Coast, FL
Saturday, Nov. 16 @ 11 am
Rally at Wendy’s on US 1 just north of Kanner Hwy
Contact: info (at) tcfairfood.org 

Washington, DC
Sat, Nov 16th @ 12 pm
Meet in front of the White House (Lafayette Square)
Contact: DC Fair Food, dcfairfood (at) gmail.com
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Don’t see your community on this list?
Help us remind Wendy’s that farmworkers are people too!
Get in touch with Natali from the Student/Farmworker Alliance to confirm your action!

Natali, natali (at) sfalliance.org