Ohio State Student/Farmworker Alliance stages theater piece on campus before delivering massive Boot the Braids-inspired Valentine to President Drake’s office!
People from every corner of the Fair Food Nation celebrated Valentine’s Day last week by taking to their pens and paper to show their support for the Wendy's Boycott! With scissors, glue and construction paper at hand, stalwart members of Fair Food Groups and students at campuses with burgeoning Boot the Braids campaigns, among countless students and young people in the SFA network, crafted hundreds of Fair Food Valentines for Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor.
The resounding message, delivered directly to Mr. Penegor's offices at Wendy's headquarters in Dublin, OH, was more than an urgent demand for the top executive to melt Wendy's frosty heart and commit the restaurant to respecting the fundamental human rights of farmworkers. It was also a chilling reminder that if the company fails to join the Fair Food Program within the month, thousands of farmworkers and allies will storm through the streets of Columbus in a roaring Parade for Human Rights on March 26 at the culmination of the CIW’s Return to Human Rights Tour.
Check out the photo selection from the Wendy’s Boycott blitz this Valentine’s Day:
BOOT THE BRAIDS SCHOOLS
The Ohio State University, University of Florida, Vanderbilt University and Florida Atlantic University
FAIR FOOD GROUPS
Members of Ohio Fair Food, Nashville Fair Food, Montclair Fair Food Alliance, Ann Arbor Solidarity with Farmworkers Collective, DC Fair Food and Tampa Bay Fair Food
From Florida to New York to Idaho, allies in the struggle for farmworker justice gathered in congregations, classrooms and community spaces to pen their V-Day messages to Mr. Penegor!
With Valentines sealed and delivered, the Fair Food Nation continues full speed ahead in mobilizing for the Return to Human Rights Tour. Be sure to register your group today to join farmworkers for the major stops in Columbus and Tampa — and donate to help CIW raise $10,000 to send farmworkers on the 2,000-mile journey to advance the Wendy’s Boycott.
And as you make plans to join CIW on tour, keep an eye out in the coming days for big news coming out of the Fair Food Nation!