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Title: Demonstration at San Jose Wendy’s to Highlight Hypocrisy of Founder
START DATE: Saturday November 16
TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details:
782 South Bascom ave Wendy’s, San Jose, CA
Event Type: Other
We are asking allies all over the Bay Area to come and support the fight for farmworker justice by demonstrating at Wendy's!

In solidarity with the Wendy's Founder's Week - National Week of Action, this will be a demonstration and letter delivery that all are welcome to (more details on the National Week of Action and Wendy's Campaign below). Please consider sending a delegation (2+ people) from your organization (or come just as yourself)!

Please DO NOT park in the Wendy's parking lot.

For questions contact: elisa [at] sfalliance.org and for more information about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, visit: ciw-online.org

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ON THE WENDY'S CAMPAIGN AND FAIR FOOD PROGRAM:

Every year, Wendy's celebrates "Founder's Week" - a week during which they celebrate the values that Dave Thomas founded the company on.

All across the nation, cities and Fair Food groups will be organizing actions throughout the week – including letter deliveries, marches, and protests to highlight the fact that Dave Thomas’ values stand in stark contradiction to Wendy’s current refusal to join the Fair Food Program. There are already actions planned in over a dozen cities nationwide – from D.C. to Columbus, OH – sending the message that Wendy’s rejection of a verifiable solution to ensure human rights for farmworkers undermines the values the company espouses.

The Student/Farmworker Alliance is made up of students, youth, people of faith, and community members organizing in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to strengthen the Fair Food Program and build a Fair Food Nation.

The Fair Food program has been recognized internationally and nationally (recently by the White House, the United Nations and the Roosevelt Institute) as one of the most effective campaigns fighting modern-day slavery and promoting worker’s rights that exists today. Today, the CIW has successfully signed with 11 corporations, including: Taco Bell (Yum! Brands), McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Chipotle, Sodexo, Bon Appetit, Aramark, Compass group, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

However, Wendy’s has refused to sign on to the Fair Food Program. If all the other corporations listed above have signed on, then why not Wendy’s?

If you can’t attend the demonstration, please consider donating a small amount to support SFA’s efforts to build a Fair Food Nation!

For questions contact: elisa [at] sfalliance.org and for more information about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, visit: ciw-online.org



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