During the next few weeks, people across the country will prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day by sharing in the promise of love and unity with friends and family. As storefronts and online feeds begin filling with hearts and flowers, the Fair Food Nation will begin making special plans of its own... to mobilize our congregations, campuses and communities for the CIW's Return to Human Rights Tour set for March 16-29!
And just in from the CIW's website, check out the full tour schedule below:
- March 16 – Gainesville, FL
- March 17 — Atlanta, GA
- March 18 — Nashville, TN
- March 19 — St. Louis, MO
- March 20 — Minneapolis, MN
- March 21 — Madison, WI
- March 22 — Chicago, IL
- March 23 — Louisville, KY
- March 24-26 — National Convergence & Action in Columbus, OH
- March 27 — Chapel Hill, NC
- March 28 — Charleston, SC
- March 29 — Tampa, FL
But, even before converging with dozens of farmworkers and thousands of their allies in support of the Wendy's Boycott during this year’s major spring mobilization, we're calling on allies to build the drumbeat in the weeks leading up to the tour. On Feb. 14, join the Fair Food Nation in mailing Valentine's Day cards to Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor, to remind Wendy’s top executive of our commitment to boycott the world’s third largest hamburger chain until they join the Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program!
Check out these action resources for creative ideas, graphics, guides and tips for sending your Valentines to Wendy's Headquarters and for organizing a spirited action at your local Wendy’s.
Join the AFF network in giving Mr. Penegor notice that when it comes to human rights for farmworkers, consumers of conscience have high standards – and Wendy's should, too. The longer Wendy's leadership weighs the merits of "expecting" more from their tomato suppliers versus returning to an industry where real, enforceable protections for farmworkers are flourishing, the stronger people of faith, students and consumers will deliver on their word: If you don't sign, we won't buy!