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TODAY: Call Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor and demand Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program!

TODAY: Call Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor and demand Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_33992" align="aligncenter" width="900"] University of Idaho students march through campus to their local Wendy's restaurant on April 1, 2021.[/caption] Make your voice heard by calling Wendy's corporate headquarters at 614-764-3100 to demand respect for farmworkers' health and safety! The "Demanding Dignity for Farmworkers" Week of Action is underway and off to a great start, with action reports from across >> Read More
MAY DAY CONCERT ANNOUNCED: Tom Morello, Olmeca and more to join call to Boycott Wendy’s!

MAY DAY CONCERT ANNOUNCED: Tom Morello, Olmeca and more to join call to Boycott Wendy’s!

[caption id="attachment_30871" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Young Fair Food leaders lead chants and songs during a Wendy's Boycott action in New York City (2019).[/caption] "Demanding Dignity for Farmworkers" Week of Action kicks off today with many opportunities to take action – both in-person and online! – in the Wendy's Boycott!...  PLUS: SAVE THE DATE for an inspiring virtual May Day Concert to >> Read More
Podcast Recap: “Reimagining Grocery”, from Food + Tech Connect…

Podcast Recap: “Reimagining Grocery”, from Food + Tech Connect…

"The power of the purchasing order" to protect workers and prevent human rights violations in retail food brands' supply chains takes center stage in dynamic panel discussion... In early February, the CIW’s Gerardo Reyes and Greg Asbed joined a panel convened by Food+Tech Connect, a leader in the growing "good food innovation movement," to explore the role and responsibility of >> Read More
CBS News, Politico raise the alarm about vaccination efforts leaving farmworkers behind…

CBS News, Politico raise the alarm about vaccination efforts leaving farmworkers behind…

[caption id="attachment_33936" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fair Food Program farmworker harvesting cherry tomatoes (Florida, 2021).[/caption] Florida Agricultural Commissioner: "I’ve asked [FL Governor Ron DeSantis] since December to make farmworkers among those eligible next for vaccines, which he refused to do... The lack of empathy and concern for the working people who put food on our tables is appalling.” As the COVID-19 pandemic >> Read More
#JusticeforNicolas Vigil Media Roundup

#JusticeforNicolas Vigil Media Roundup

[caption id="attachment_33822" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Friends and family of Nicolas Morales, who was brutally killed by Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Corporal Pierre Jean in September of last year, are joined by Immokalee community members and Southwest Florida allies at last Sunday's vigil calling for justice for Nicolas and meaningful reforms to prevent police violence in the future in Collier County.[/caption] Brent >> Read More
Nicolas Morales Jr., 13: “There is not one day I don’t think about him… The police cannot get away with what they have done.”

Nicolas Morales Jr., 13: “There is not one day I don’t think about him… The police cannot get away with what they have done.”

Over 100 farmworkers, religious leaders, students and Southwest Florida allies come together at vigil to call for justice for Nicolas Morales, killed last September by Collier County Sheriff's deputies; Family, community leaders demand accountability, real transparency, and effective mental health intervention to prevent future police violence in Immokalee;  Nicolas Morales, Jr., 13, pens a heartbreaking letter to Collier County Sheriff's >> Read More
4PM THIS SUNDAY: Call for justice, community vigil for Nicolas Morales to be held in Immokalee!

4PM THIS SUNDAY: Call for justice, community vigil for Nicolas Morales to be held in Immokalee!

[caption id="attachment_33753" align="aligncenter" width="796"] Second Vice President James Buchanon of the Lee County NAACP addresses Southwest Florida media, calling for an independent federal investigation of the Collier County Sheriff's Office in the wake of the killing of farmworker Nicolas Morales.  Behind him, a banner reads Golpear a uno es golpear a todos – "An injury to one is an injury >> Read More
UPDATE: Step-by-step analysis of Nicolas Morales dash cam video addresses inaccuracies in initial press reports…

UPDATE: Step-by-step analysis of Nicolas Morales dash cam video addresses inaccuracies in initial press reports…

WARNING: The raw dash cam footage from police patrol cars in the video above contains moments that are graphic and truly devastating to watch.  While it is crucial to know exactly what happened that night to understand the deep injustice of Nicolas’s violent death at the hands of the police, and to know what must be done to combat that >> Read More
BREAKING: Dashboard camera footage confirms violent killing of Nicolas Morales by Collier County Cpl. Jean Pierre preventable

BREAKING: Dashboard camera footage confirms violent killing of Nicolas Morales by Collier County Cpl. Jean Pierre preventable

Today, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office released two shocking, sickening dashboard camera videos that confirmed our worst fears about the violent killing of Nicolas Morales by the Collier County Sheriff deputy Cpl. Pierre Jean last September.   The videos confirm that Nicolas’s death was preventable at multiple points.  The officers failed to use any reasonable efforts to de-escalate the situation or any >> Read More