Donate today! Ohio State students visit Immokalee to strategize for the next stage in their Boot the Braids campaign, call on allies to contribute to the Wendy’s Boycott Fund!
Last Thursday, just as we rolled out an exciting new campaign to raise $25,000 to fuel the Wendy’s Boycott, a delegation of Ohio State University students rolled into Immokalee. After a jam-packed semester of intensive student organizing to remove Wendy’s from campus, members of Ohio State Student/Farmworker Alliance and Real Food OSU wrapped up the semester by visiting the birthplace of the Fair Food movement to deeply connect and build relationships with the farmworker community.
Trip highlights included an in-depth strategy meeting with CIW members to escalate the Boot the Braids campaign before the extension of the Wendy’s lease expires on June 30 — and, to ground their efforts, an inside look at a worker-to-worker education session on a participating Fair Food Program farm.
Ready for victory, the Buckeyes hit the road for Columbus on Saturday morning, but not before taking a moment to urge the Fair Food Nation to donate to the Wendy’s Boycott Fund! We’re just 11 days away from Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting. Hundreds upon hundreds will be taking action in the lead up to remind Wendy’s top executives that as long as verifiable human rights protections are not part of their recipe, we will no longer support their business.
As OSU student Emily urges in the video, we’re asking you to pitch in what you can to help us raise the funds we need to keep strengthening our grassroots movement — and achieve a boycott victory soon!