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TOMORROW: Send a heartfelt Fair Food message to Wendy’s for Valentine’s Day!

ACTION ALERT: Melt that frosty heart!  Send Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor a special message on February 14th to let him know you will boycott Wendy’s until they join the Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program…Last week, the CIW released a must-see, 30-second spoof (above) of Wendy’s Super Bowl commercial to wide acclaim.  The CIW’s video — which has reached a whopping 17,000 views since the big game, and continues to climb — exposed a fundamental contradiction in Wendy’s new pitch: Even if the fast-food chain’s burger patties aren’t be frozen, it’s corporate heart most certainly is.  But if the history of the Campaign for Fair Food offers any insight […]

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ACTION: Call offices of Wendy’s CEO in support of national boyott!

TODAY: Call Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor to demand that Wendy’s respect farmworkers’ human rights!January has flown by, and the Return to Human Rights Tour, as well as the massive mobilization in Wendy’s hometown of Columbus (March 24-26), are swiftly drawing closer.  Between now and then, we need to keep building the powerful momentum of the national Wendy’s boycott — starting right now!Today, you can join the whole of Fair Food Nation for a national call-in day to the corporate headquarters of the last major fast food hold out!  Dial up Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor and remind him that you — and many tens of thousands more in the […]

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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month marked by sentencing in FFP forced labor prosecution…

In one of his last official acts in office, President Obama signed an eloquent statement on the scourge of slavery that has plagued this country, in one form or another, for centuries, declaring January “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.”  The statement began:BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATIONOur Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals who rejected such cruelty helped us overcome one of the most […]

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Check out the route! 2017 Return to Human Rights Tour only two months away…

2,000-mile route of major spring action charts path from Immokalee through the heart of Wendy’s territory in the midwest… It’s official!  The countdown from eight weeks until the Return to Human Rights Tour has begun.  As we announced back in December, CIW members and their allies will embark on the longest protest action in a decade, from March 16th to 29th, joining forces with thousands of consumers in mobilizing for the national Wendy’s Boycott.  With fresh ánimo in a new year, CIW will join allies in visiting longstanding Fair Food hubs — including Wendy’s own hometown, Columbus, Ohio — and in bringing the Wendy’s Boycott […]

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From the “Things that Make You Go Hmmm” Department…

Wendy’s caught up in bizarre anti-semitic meme scandal… T’ruah (The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights) calls on burger giant to publicly “reject designation as official burger of Neo Nazis”… An exceedingly strange bit of news came across the Campaign for Fair Food’s radar screen last week when word of Wendy’s use of a well-known racist hate symbol (known as “Pepe the Frog” and associated with the newly-ascendant white supremacist movement known as the alt-right) hit the headlines.  The story ran in newspapers and television reports across the country, and caused a firestorm on social media.  Here, for example, is a […]

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Faith leaders, communities across U.S. celebrate Human Rights Day 2016 by demanding Wendy’s respect human rights!

“This movement is growing, so I urge you to respect the fundamental human rights of farmworkers in your supply chain by bringing Wendy’s into the Fair Food Program!” Each year, on December 10th, countries and communities around the world come together to reflect on the state of human rights for the internationally-recognized Human Rights Day.  Here is this year’s statement from the United Nations itself, a rousing call to action befitting the tumultuous year of 2016: Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of […]

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This holiday season, give the gift of human rights!

Give a sustaining donation to the Fair Food movement in the name of a friend or family member this holiday season…Does someone you love, love human rights?In the few short months since the launch of the Fair Food Sustainer Program, it has been nothing short of inspiring to witness the flood of support from longtime allies and newcomers alike coming together to provide a steady stream of grassroots funding to sustain the Fair Food Nation.  Let’s keep the momentum rolling!  We need your help to build the ranks of Fair Food Sustainers:  This holiday season, give the gift of human rights to a friend or family […]

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ACTION ALERT: Post a video for “Wendy’s the Grinch” action TODAY!

TODAY:  Student/Farmworker Alliance names Wendy’s “Fast Food Grinch” of 2016!  Post YOUR video to Wendy’s on social media…Today, kick off the holiday season by joining the Fair Food Nation for a special social media action in the Wendy’s Boycott!This year, students and young people have a special twist for their online call to action in the Campaign for Fair Food:  Changing the heart of a penny-pinching, mean-spirited scoundrel who is determined to extinguish the hope of a vibrant and hard-working community.But why, you might ask?  In the words of the great Dr. Seuss:Now, please don’t ask why.  No one quite knows the reason. It could be his head wasn’t […]

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CIW Education team wraps up second summer of Fair Food Program education beyond Florida…

Nearly 1,000 tomato harvesters trained as frontline monitors of their own rights under the Fair Food Program in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey… Following June’s worker-to-worker education trip to Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, the CIW education team continued its trek north and wrapped up 2016’s northern education season this month with a tour of tomato farms in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey, where they trained hundreds of new workers on their rights under the Fair Food Code of Conduct.Consolidating the expansion of the Program’s human rights protections into northern states — a process that began one year ago — is no small feat.  In the […]

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Bestselling authors Eric Schlosser, Tracie McMillan weigh in on Fair Food Program!

[hupso title=”Bestselling authors Eric Schlosser, Tracie McMillan weigh in on @FairFoodProgram!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/07/schlosser-mcmillan-kiana/”]Schlosser: “Everyone who eats fruits and vegetables should care about the farmworkers who harvest these foods.  Our good health depends upon their hard labor…”Today, we have two excellent stories from the Fair Food network we’d like to share with you.  The first comes from two of the most respected voices on the country’s food system today, the second from a young woman who will help her generation define the priorities of tomorrow’s food system.  Across the generations there is one thing they very much agree on:  It’s not enough for our food to be organic or local, it also must […]

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