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Protest at Whole Foods in Palo Alto: Boycott Eden Foods
by Raging Grannies Action League ( info [at] raginggrannies.com )
Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM
Whole Foods Market carries many Eden brand food products. The owner of Eden Foods is Catholic and doesn't want to just stop covering some contraception, he wants to stop covering ALL of it. At the same time, many women who are Whole Foods shoppers are opposed to the "Hobby Lobby" Supreme Court decision; Eden's case, which is even more far-reaching, is soon to be heard.

Eden Foods is suing the Obama administration for exemptions to the Affordable Care Act. The owner of Eden Foods, Michael Potter, wants to stop covering birth control of all kinds, including pregnancy counseling, for his employees.

Whole Foods has refused to stop carrying Eden Foods. Not only that, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey publicly campaigned against the Affordable Care Act, going so far as to say that Obamacare is even more like fascism than socialism.

Today the Raging Grannies passed out flyers in front of the Palo Alto Whole Foods store, telling customers why they should boycott Eden Foods. We sang our message as well, calling out Mackey for his position.
§talking to a customer at the entrance
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

§Two women are happy to talk about the issue with Granny Fran
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

§Grannies have the store entrance covered
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

§Singing out our message
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

§Grannies numbered a dozen in total
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

§Granny Barb G closeup
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

§Taking flyers to customers across the street
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

§watermelons
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

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by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM

§We'll be back
by Raging Grannies Action League Saturday Jul 19th, 2014 7:06 PM