Labor Day is a time for us to celebrate the contributions of workers to our country and the continuing struggle for fairness and justice by and for them. For allies of faith in the Fair Food Nation, Labor Day weekend (Sep. 1-3) represents an opportunity to amplify the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' longstanding struggle for justice in the fields.
This year, the CIW invites allies of faith to incorporate the campaign for Fair Food and the Wendy's Boycott into the weekend's religious services — through sermon, ritual, prayer or another avenue — and then take to the streets to show Wendy's that the longer they stall — and thereby deny — justice, the louder and more insistent our call will be. If you are in the Southeast, we also encourage you to also extend the call to Publix Supermarkets, another Fair Food holdout.
We've also compiled your resource guide to help you plan your participation in this national mobilization, where you will find:
- Service elements
- Sermon points
- Spiritual resources, including readings, reflections and prayers from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions
- Ideas and tips on how to organize a public action
- Action materials, including a printable Boycott Wendy's flyer, a chant sheet, a letter for Wendy's management
Fill out the form to let us know about your participation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to sharing updates across the AFF Faith Network!