The Return to Human Rights Tour is less than two months away! As the 14-day, 10-city tour approaches, Immokalee becomes an ever-busier hub of planning, organizing and art-making. Just yesterday, farmworkers gathered for February’s “Comité Central” worker meeting in Immokalee to escalate organizing in the community in the lead-up to the tour. Across the country, advance organizing teams are settling in for weeks of nonstop presentations and meetings, spreading news of the Wendy’s Boycott and fueling the growing excitement for next month’s action.
Allies are mobilizing their congregations, campuses, communities and Fair Food Groups nationwide to converge in Columbus, OH – Wendy’s hometown – for the tour’s culminating weekend of action on March 24-26, including a powerful vigil at Wendy’s headquarters and a lively human rights parade in downtown Columbus! In Florida, allies are additionally organizing for the tour’s finale: a march and vigil in downtown Tampa, FL on March 29 calling on both Publix and Wendy’s to end their disregard for farmworkers' human rights.
Check out the Wendy’s Boycott website for the tour’s full schedule and register TODAY to join farmworkers on this historic tour! Keep an eye on it in the weeks ahead, as we update it with more opportunities to support the tour and the Wendy’s Boycott.
And after you’ve done that, head over to the CIW’s website to read more on farmworkers’ own rendition of Wendy’s Super Bowl 2017 commercial – a $5 million expense that could have funded more than five years of the company’s participation in the Fair Food Program. In less than 24 hours, the Fair Food Nation’s spoof has racked up over 7,000 views and hundreds of shares. Help us make it go viral, as we prepare to unfreeze Wendy's frosty heart right in the company's hometown in March!