Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's Day Actions hit Wendy's from Washington, DC to Santa Ana, CA

"Roses are red, violets are blue...

"...Sign the Fair Food agreement, Wendy's, it's the right thing to do!"
A month ago, Fair Food activists across the country visited their local Wendy's to deliver a message: It's time to join the rest of the fast-food industry and support the Fair Food Program. They promised to follow up their visits with a national week of Valentine-themed action if Wendy's failed to respond to their invitation to do the right thing.
This past weekend, those same consumers returned to Wendy's -- which responded to the call for social responsibility with a resounding silence -- and made good on their promise! Photos and reports have made their way into Immokalee from over a dozen cities, from a snowy march and protest in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a balmy rally in Miami where they delivered the catchy poem of unrequited love at the top of this post, and a creative bit of theater from Denver Fair Food (pictured above). And more are on the way. Check out the Coalition of Immokalee Workers website today for pictures and reports from some of those actions.
A here are some exclusive photos from the action in Denver!
A delegation from Denver Fair Food went inside to speak with the manager before performing the above shown teatro in which workers and consumers "propose" to Wendy's that the company join the Fair Food Program.
Meanwhile outside, we chanted...
passed out our home-made valentines to Wendy's customers, educating them on about farmworker's struggle...
and, in the process, asked some tough questions of the "old fashioned" burger chain...
But, of course, we sill managed to have some fun.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"A Date with Dignity": Wendy's Action in Denver

Join Denver Fair Food on Saturday the 16th for the Valentines-Day National Day of action. Along with 30 other cities DFF will be holding a creative direct action at a local Wendy's. Be there as we propose to Wendy's to Join farmworkers at the table in the fight for farmworker justice.

Saturday, February 16th, 12:15pm-1:30pm
at Wendy's on Colfax and Emerson
857 E. Colfax Ave.

For more information visit:

Or contact DenverFairFood@gmail.com

Monday, February 4, 2013

Send "Denver Fair Food delegation" to Florida for CIW "March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food"

On February 20th, 2000, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and allies began the two-week, 230-mile "March for Dignity, Dialogue, and a Fair Wage" in Ft. Myers...
March 3rd-17th, 2013 - more than a decade later - we will march in a historic return to our roots for the two-week "March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food" from Ft. Myers to Lakeland, Florida! 
The Denver Fair Food Committee is launching a "pledge-per-mile" FUNdraiser to send a delegation to Florida!
Click here to make a pledge online! or contact DenverFairFood@gmail.com if you'd like to make a donation in person or by mail!
We will be marching side-by-side with farmworkers for at least 100 miles (some of us will march the full 175 miles)! 

When we return, we will have a community report-back with food, music, photos, videos and even a raffle!
We want to provide some FUN incentives for your donation!
  1. 25 cents/mi. - $25 for 100 miles - Daily tweet shout-out during the march!
  2. 50 cents/mi. - $50 for 100 miles - Daily tweet and "March Route Photo of the Day" on Facebook (with your name tagged, of course)!
  3. $1/mi. - $100 for 100 miles - Daily tweet, photo of the day, and 10 raffle tickets at the report-back event! 
  4. 1 scholarship - $250 one-time donation - Daily tweet, photo of the day, 10 raffle tickets,and a "March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food" shirt!
Click here to make a pledge online! or contact DenverFairFood@gmail.com if you'd like to make a donation in person or by mail!
For more information on the March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food visit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers website or see this announcement.