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The Fair Food Nation gets creative this Valentine’s Day!
Across the country, storefronts are filling up with red hearts, chocolates, and roses. And, of course, the fast food chain Wendy’s isn’t missing out on the advertising hook, inviting couples to celebrate their romance with an ice-cold frosty or a square burger.
Meanwhile, ever creative in its own right, the Fair Food Nation is crafting its own colorful Valentines message for the reluctant object of its affection. But rather sending a love note, Fair Food activists are sending Wendy’s a clear call to action: Stop breaking our hearts, Wendy’s! Join the Fair Food Program!
To make sure that message is heard from coast to coast, we need your help! In addition to the time-honored traditions of hand-delivering a manager letter or putting in a call to Wendy’s headquarters, there are many creative ways to join the fun for this weekend’s Valentine’s Day Weekend of Action, both on and offline. Here are just a few ideas for taking action from the Alliance for Fair Food website:
TAKE A WENDY’S #SELFIE
♥ Write a Valentine’s Day-themed message on a piece of paper to Wendy’s about joining the Fair Food Program and #FairFoodNation
♥ Take a selfie or a group photo with your message
TWEET AT WENDY’S
@Wendys, get in the #VDay spirit & show farmworkers some love! Get on board w/ the @FairFoodProgram!
#HappyVDay, @Wendys! Don’t be #frosty & join the @FairFoodProgram! Farmworkers #EarnedIt!
.@Wendys, the #FairFoodNation calls on you to find your heart this #VDay! Join @FairFoodProgram!
Hey @Wendys! We can’t be together until you get with the @FairFoodProgram!
SHARE THESE BRAND-BUSTED CARDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
TAKE ACTION THIS #VDAY WEEKEND
Plan your own creative action! Whether it’s a delegation to your local Wendy’s store or picket with your community, you can take action this Valentines Day and urge Wendy’s to join Fair Food Program. Creative actions can occur in varied shapes, sizes and forms from street theater to vigils. Here you’ll find some ideas and helpful resources for getting started on developing your own creative actions…
So stay tuned for what is sure to be a fun week social media and also in the streets across the country — and make sure to check back soon for some exciting news on the Concert for Fair Food front!