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Expanding the Fair Food Program: November 2014 – December 2015

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Eva Longoria: “I think it’s important for us to get out the message about people who are doing it right.”

[hupso title=”VIDEO: @EvaLongoria’s exclusive endorsement of the @FairFoodProgram from the @FoodChainsFilm team!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/eva-ffp/”]   “Let’s buy Florida tomatoes”…  FOOD CHAINS crew releases exclusive new video endorsement of the Fair Food Program and the Florida tomato industry by Executive Director Eva Longoria! With the national theatrical run of the exciting new documentary “Food Chains” just days away, Executive Producer Eva Longoria and the film crew have released an exclusive new video short (above) in which Ms. Longoria shares her thoughts on the Florida tomato industry, the food retailers who are supporting the Fair Food Program, and what consumers who care about farmworker justice can do […]

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Zing! #PublixPilgrims Twitter party crashed by Fair Food Nation…

[hupso title=”ZING! #PublixPilgrims twitter party crashed by #FairFoodNation…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/publix-twitter-party/”] Two can play the social media game, as dozens of allies join the conversation during Publix’s Thanksgiving Twitter chat, trade recipes for justice rather than turkey! Every year, as soon as the calendar flips to November, a familiar fall tradition begins here in Florida, courtesy of the state’s hometown grocer, Publix.  The supermarket giant’s famously idyllic commercials begin to flood the airwaves, featuring families gathering for the holidays and preparing their Thanksgiving feasts together, the makings of which — we are reminded with several not so subtle shots of the familiar green logo — were purchased at their local Publix.  Telling short stories of long lost relations […]

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it… The 2014 State of the Program Report is online now!

[hupso title=”Extra! Extra! 2014 State of the @FairFoodProgram Report is online now!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/sotp2014/“] 2013-2014 State of the Program Report can be downloaded as a web exclusive ahead of print release later this month… For all the Fair Food Activists, inquisitive journalists, and fans of cold hard facts and razor sharp analysis out there, the day has finally arrived — the 2013-2014 State of the Program Report is a wrap and you can download it here! Beyond its usual assortment of statistics and quantitative measures of compliance with the Fair Food Code of Conduct across the industry, the report also includes […]

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As its national release nears, “Food Chains” messaging comes into focus…

[hupso title=”As Nov 21 release nears, @FoodChainsFilm messaging comes into focus… @FairFoodProgram” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/food-chains-ffp/”] In a scene that didn’t make the final cut of the film, Walmart joins the Fair Food Program. Documentary a chance for broader audience to learn about the extraordinary success story taking shape in Florida’s fields… “Food Chains” is a film about many things.  Its lens takes a wide angle, 360-degree look at the state of farm labor in this country today, and in the process it focuses on everything from the plight of grape pickers in California’s Napa Valley to our country’s current immigration quagmire, the […]

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From Florida to Denver, Wendy’s hears from a fed up Fair Food Nation…

[hupso title=”From #FL to #Denver, @Wendys hears from a fed up #FairFoodNation…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/wendys-protests/”]  With the fall picking season just around the corner, farmworkers in Immokalee and Fair Food activists across the country crank up creative Wendy’s actions… Between farmworkers returning to Florida for the start of the new harvest season and allies in cooler climes taking to the streets for vibrant Fair Food protests, it is safe to say that fall is finally here!  And after three great Wendy’s actions last week, you can be fairly certain that the fast food giant is also sensing a change in the air.   The always inspiring Denver Fair Food, pictured above, […]

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Publix: Join the Fair Food Program this Thanksgiving!

[hupso title=”.@Publix: Florida’s #farmworker families deserve your respect, not your charity. Join the @FairFoodProgram. #PublixPilgrims” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/publix-thanksgiving“] This holiday season, ask Publix to join us at the Fair Food table… The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time again to gather around the table with loved ones to celebrate another year of life together, of new beginnings and old friends, of triumphs and of the challenges ahead. The holiday table unites us, and reminds us that — no matter how high, or low, our day to day lives may take us — in the end, we always make our […]

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Bill Maher, Eva Longoria talk “Food Chains,” Fair Food Program on HBO’s Real Time!

[hupso title=”VIDEO: .@BillMaher, @EvaLongoria talk @FairFoodProgram on @RealTimers!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/maher-eva/”] HBO show highlights Fair Food Program as “Food Chains” readies for Nov. 21 release… Fair Food activists tuning into HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher were in for a real treat last Friday night, as “Food Chains” Executive Producer Eva Longoria joined Maher for an extended interview on the upcoming documentary, the plight of farmworkers in most of the US today, and the extraordinary advances for human rights that have taken place in Florida’s tomato industry thanks to the Fair Food Program.   Getting ten minutes of airtime on HBO is the kind of mainstream exposure […]

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Fair Food Program gets its very own website!

[hupso title=”The @FairFoodProgram gets its very own website!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/ffp-website/”] New, stand-alone site explains structure, function of Fair Food Program’s multi-faceted approach to real, measurable social responsibility…  From 2001 to 2010, CIW members traveled the country with the Campaign for Fair Food, educating consumers about the human rights crisis that had plagued Florida’s fields for generations.  Like farmworkers everywhere across the United States, workers in Immokalee faced abuses that ranged from systemic wage theft to rampant sexual harassment and even modern-day slavery.   But through the Campaign for Fair Food, the CIW was able to build a national alliance of conscious, mobilized consumers and, over the course of […]

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