TO TRUTH TOUR HOME
BACK TO BOYCOTT
YOU CAN SUPPORT THE TOUR
- Join us
and thousands of our allies in Louisville on SATURDAY, MARCH
12h outside of Yum Brands’ headquarters for a day of music, protest,
theater and speeches. Actor Martin Sheen and Kerry Kennedy will be with
us on this important day!
- Sponsor someone in
your community to go to Louisville. There are many students and low-income
community members who would like to join us in Louisville, but who lack
the necessary funds. Please contact us at email@example.com
if you have the resources to help in this way.
- Volunteer to help with
meals, shelter, supplies and event planning in tour cities and in Louisville.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info.
- Make a financial contribution
to the CIW. There are many expenses (travel, food, lodging, and supplies)
in an undertaking of this size. We appreciate any amount you are able
to contribute at this time. Please click
here and use the PayPal link (on the left) to donate online
or send a check to our office at the address listed below. All donations
are tax deductible.
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
P.O. Box 603
Immokalee, FL 34143
- Hold an educational event
in your community. Show the documentary – “Immokalee: From
Slavery to Freedom” – and distribute boycott materials (buttons,
bumper stickers, flyers and more). Ask all participants to write a letter
(or sign a pre-written postcard) to David Novak, CEO of Yum Brands.
for boycott materials and postcards.
…and last, but not least,…
HOLD A SOLIDARITY ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
If you don’t live in Louisville or a tour city, and are unable
to join us for the March 11-12th convergence, there are still a number
of ways for you to participate in this year’s Taco Bell Truth Tour.
Similar to previous years, we are asking our allies around the country
to hold solidarity actions in their communities on Friday, March 11th
or Saturday, March 12th. Just because you can’t be in Yum! Brands’
backyard doesn’t mean you can’t fight them from your own!
IDEAS FOR ACTIONS:
- Organize a protest outside
of your local Taco Bell. Distribute flyers and boycott buttons to educate
people in the community about the boycott. Use colorful signs, art,
puppets, banners and/or street theater to communicate your message and
draw attention to the protest. For free materials, contact us at email@example.com.
- Hold a prayer vigil at
your place of worship in solidarity with the Immokalee farmworkers.
Distribute educational flyers and show “Immokalee: From Slavery
to Freedom” afterwards. Ask participants to send letters (or sign
pre-written postcards) to David Novak, CEO of Yum Brands. Please contact
for a copy of the documentary and a packet of postcards. Also, download
this great bulletin insert!
- Fast for part or all
of the day to peacefully protest the injustice and exploitation faced
by Florida tomato pickers and to re-commit yourself to work for a more
humane fast food industry.
EXAMPLES OF SOLIDARITY ACTIONS:
Santa Cruz, CA
Comercio Justo!, UC Santa Cruz MEChA, UCSC Democrats, Revolution
Youth, AFSCME + CUE Unions. On Friday, March 11, Comercio Justo!
will hold a demonstration where they will march from one Taco Bell to
another across town. The action will be a collaborative effort involving
many community organizations. They plan to distribute as many educational
materials as possible.
If you are planning a solidarity action, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can keep an accurate tally. Thank you!
||Email / #
|Santa Cruz, CA
||Comercio Justo! et al.
|Dearfield Beach, FL
|St. Charles, FL
||St. Charles Peace & Justice Comm.
||protest & food not bombs serving
||Warren Wilson College Progressive Group
||Farmworker Solidarity Committee
||USAS & MEChA de Auraria
||Civic Media Center
|Ft. Myers, FL
||public witness at Taco Bell
|New Orleans, LA
||3/9 & 3/13
||NOLA Human Rights Film Festival