ACTION ALERT! Four ways to take action in May ahead of Wendy's annual shareholder meeting!

Check out how you can support the Wendy's Boycott in the lead up to the annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, May 23 in Dublin, OH!

Since its launch in March 2016, CIW's national Wendy's Boycott has received tremendous support from tens of thousands of allies across the country – from major endorsements, to an unforgettable 12-city Return to Human Rights Tour, to a historic rolling fast for farmworker justice at over a dozen campuses from Florida to Michigan – and it continues to grow!

This month, join farmworkers in bringing the call for Fair Food to Wendy’s doorstep, directly to the company’s top executives and shareholders at the upcoming annual shareholder meeting! 

FOUR WAYS TO TAKE ACTION IN MAY:

1) Begin making plans to join farmworkers, Ohio Fair Food and allies from across the country on Tuesday, May 23 for a major protest outside of the Wendy's annual shareholder meeting from 8-11 a.m., followed by a community lunch with CIW. Housing will be provided for those coming from out of town. Get in touch with us at organize@sfalliance.org for support in planning the trip! 

2) Send a boycott postcard to Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor and Board Chairman Nelson Peltz, then organize your community or student group to do the same! Download the postcard here to print, sign, and send to One Dave Thomas Blvd., Dublin, OH 43017. 

3) Donate to the Wendy’s Boycott Fund to bring us closer to our goal of $25,000 in the month of May, to fuel sustained and growing action in the struggle for Fair Food – and bring us closer to an agreement with the final fast food holdout! You can donate online at bit.ly/boycott-fund or by writing a check to Alliance for Fair Food and sending to PO Box 509, Immokalee, FL 34143.

4) On Monday, May 22, participate in a national call-in day to Wendy's Headquarters! Below is information about the call-in day and a sample script for your call. Once you’ve called, email us at organize@sfalliance.org to report on how it went!

Call-in Number: (888)-624-8140

Script: Hello, my name is __________ and I would like to leave a message for Todd Penegor.

As a dedicated ally of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, I want Wendy’s to know that I will continue to support the national Wendy’s Boycott until the corporation respects the human rights of farmworkers in its supply chain and joins the Fair Food Program. For four years, we have demanded that Wendy’s be a partner in the Program, but Wendy’s has failed to do so, instead offering a Code of Conduct devoid of enforcement mechanisms or worker participation and moving purchasing to fields where human rights abuses go unchecked.

Mr. Penegor should know we plan to make our voices heard during an action outside of Wendy’s headquarters tomorrow, calling on him and all shareholders to respect farmworkers’ dignity by joining the Fair Food Program. Unless you commit to joining the Fair Food Program, scores of farmworkers and allies will be peacefully demonstrating outside during your annual shareholder meeting — and the already tens of thousands-strong boycott of Wendy’s will continue to grow day by day!

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Download the Wendy's Shareholder Action Guide here and share with your networks! 

Join us in sending the message to Wendy’s leadership that they can no longer ignore the tens of thousands of consumers boycotting their restaurants as farmworkers lead their own struggle for justice in the fields.