The news from the Campaign for Fair Food keeps coming so fast that we can’t keep up — here’s another three-part update as the 2007 Truth Tour rapidly aproaches:

Chicago – The organizing team in Chicago held the "Midwest Encuentro" not too long ago, gathering students and youth in a day-long organizing session to lay the groundwork for the mobilization in the weeks ahead for the April 13th and 14th actions. They even got in a little action of their own, depsite a fairly heavy snowfall (right).

You can see more pictures and a report from the "Encuentro" by clicking here!

Representative Jan Schakowsky confirms for the April 13th rally in front of McD’s!…

Congresswoman Schakowsky, who represents Illinois’ 9th Congressional District — The Fighting 9th!… — will be joining workers from Immokalee and their allies at the major rally outside McDonald’s corporate headquarters on April 13th.

Representative Schakowsky will join with Dolores Huerta, Kerry Kennedy, and National Council of Churches President Rev. Michael Livingston to support the call for a fast-food industry that doesnt depend on the endless exploitation of farmworkers.

Learn more about the April 13th action by clicking here!

Allies continue to endorse the Alliance for Fair Food and its call for "not just fast, but fair food!"…

The Alliance for Fair Food continues to grow, with a number of new endorsers in just the past several weeks joining the national network in support of the CIW’s Campaign for Fair Food. Here’s the list of the latest endorsers:

  • Cornel West (Princeton University)
  • David Bacon (Journalist)
  • Campus Progress
  • National Family Farm Coalition
  • Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
  • Beehive Design Collective
  • Resource Center of the Americas

Plus… the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a founding member of the AFF, has given the 2007 Truth Tour top billing on its website! Check it out here!