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Fair Food Program to the Fore: November 2012 – October 2013

Holiday season sparks reflections on Campaign for Fair Food in national media…

…on Campaign for Fair Food in national media…

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Luxury island off Sarasota coast sees first Publix protest…

Exclusive Longboat Key plays host to sizeable action for Fair Food at latest Publix store opening! Longboat Key is a beautiful, exclusive island community on Florida’s gulf coast that’s home to miles of crystalline, white sand beaches, some of the area’s priciest real estate, and celebrities from Wimbeldon champion Maria Sharapova to Aerosmith’s lead guitarist Joe Perry. With a median family income of $107,983, it is not a place accustomed to protest or workers’ struggles for social justice. But this past Sunday, Longboat Key hosted its first-ever Fair Food protest, as farmworkers from Immokalee and student and faith allies from […]

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Spring action announced! CIW, allies to march 150 miles to Lakeland in March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food!

CIW, allies to march 150 miles to Lakeland in March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food!

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Publix holiday video catches the attention of national media…

… while last week’s protest at Naples, Florida store opening (above) keeps local pressure on Florida supermarket giant! The outstanding new, two-minute video from the Campaign for Fair Food, “A Tale of Two Holidays,” has caught the attention of some of the largest, and oldest, national media outlets — new media giant the Huffington Post and the oldest continuously-published weekly magazine in the United States, The Nation. In the Huffington Post, Katrina vanden Heuvel penned a piece entitled, “Must-See Farmworker Video Takes on Supermarkets, Holiday Season Food Industry Hypocrisy.” She begins: “The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the remarkable farmworker organization […]

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Pennies from Heaven…

Between the launch of “A Tale of Two Holidays” and the Thanksgiving Week of Action, the Campaign for Fair Food has ridden into December on a powerful wave of support.

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Encore!

Two weeks ago, as families across the country gathered in preparation for Thanksgiving, the Campaign for Fair Food released a powerful new video highlighting the unconscionable poverty of our nation’s farmworkers and calling on Publix to join the unprecedented partnership among farmworkers, growers, consumers, and retail food corporations that is taking root today through the Fair Food Program. The video was a moving reflection on a food system that marginalizes the very people who labor to produce our nation’s bounty of fruits and vegetables, and on a supermarket industry that turns its back on the first real solution in decades […]

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CIW’s Nely Rodriguez recognized for leadership

CIW’s Nely Rodriguez recognized for leadership in struggle for farmworker rights! Rodriguez selected to be highlighted in WGCU Public Media’s “multi-platform project Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida. Inspired by the PBS national project makers.com”… For anyone who has watched the CIW’s Nely Rodriguez over the past several years — speaking at CIW events, heading up the CIW’s Women’s Group gatherings, meeting with public officials and food industry leaders to press the case for Fair Food, leading worker-to-worker educational meetings on farms across the state on farmworkers’ new rights under the Fair Food Code of Conduct, or pursuing, behind the […]

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More from Thanksgiving Week of Action!

More pics, more video, more media from the Thanksgiving Week of Action! Brown University students gather for a tour of Stop & Shop stores in the Providence, RI, area, where they met with managers and distributed informational flyers on the Fair Food Program to customers with the headline “We’re thankful for the workers who harvest our food. Is Stop & Shop?” The Thanksgiving Week of Supermarket Action was so big that, just when we had finally crawled out from under the avalanche of photos and media reports and posted Monday’s massive week of action round-up, what did we see hurtling […]

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Thanksgiving Week of Supermarket Action rings in the holiday season in style!

Actions across the country call on Publix, Kroger, and Ahold to get with the Fair Food Program — now! Perhaps more than ever before in the 12-year history of the campaign, Thanksgiving this year was a celebration of Fair Food, as consumers and workers joined in actions across the state of Florida and across the nation demanding food justice from the supermarket industry. First, the stunning video and accompanying change.org electronic petition, “A Tale of Two Thanksgivings,” caught the attention of food movement leaders — including bestselling author Michael Pollan and New York Times food writer Mark Bittman — and […]

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What are you waiting for?…

(click on the expand icon — the four arrows in the bottom right corner — for optimal viewing) Sign the change.org petition today to demand justice from Publix for the workers who pick their tomatoes! First of all, let us begin by saying that we hope you had a wonderful, and peaceful, Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends (though we assume that the Cowboys, Lions, and Jets fans among the Fair Food Nation might be feeling a little worse for wear today…). Second, let’s get right to business. The holiday gift season has officially begun, so make sure to include […]

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