In response to the tremendous momentum building day by day in the Wendy’s Boycott, we’re trying something we’ve never done before. We're launching a campaign to raise a critical $25,000 in the month of May to fuel our plans for escalating action in the upcoming months.
Announcing: the Wendy's Boycott Fund!
The SFA network is on an unstoppable action streak in the struggle for farmworker justice! The centerpiece of the CIW's sweeping 12-city, 14-day Return to Human Rights Tour — an historic weeklong fast by 19 courageous students and alumni at The Ohio State University — sparked the fire for the rolling student fasts at over a dozen university campuses from Florida to Michigan in April. And it’s only to be continued with a formidable, larger-than-ever mobilization outside of Wendy’s upcoming shareholder meeting at the company’s Dublin, OH headquarters in just 19 days!
Action on this unprecedented scale — and our plans to ramp up the pressure throughout the summer and into the fall towards an inevitable victory in the boycott — will require the financial support of every member of SFA's diverse network.
So we’re calling on you, the young leaders taking incredible action in the movement for Fair Food, to help us kickstart the Wendy’s Boycott Fund. Contribute what you can, whether it’s $5, $15, $25, $100 or more. Every little bit counts and brings us closer to raising $25,000!
It’s a lofty goal, but so is bringing a corporate giant like Wendy's into the CIW’s Fair Food Program, following the company's appalling shift of tomato purchases away from Florida to farms in Mexico littered with unchecked violence and exploitation for farmworkers. Yet, working alongside the CIW, we’ve played a critical role in winning 14 unimaginable victories and securing dignity and respect in the workplace for tens of thousands of farmworkers, and counting.
And now, the expansion of these rights is at stake. In order to ensure that the shared vision for justice in the fields that farmworkers and their allies have fought for over the last 25 years continues to expand to reach more workers in more crops, we need to bring Wendy's to the table in 2017. Building pressure in the months ahead is imperative for a win in the Wendy’s Boycott — and if history is any indicator of what students and farmworkers are capable of together — we know that it’s not a matter of if we will win, but when.