TAKE ACTION

Current mobilization: Labor in the pulpits

This Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-4) is a prime opportunity to educate your congregation or community about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and then take action by organizing a Wendy's Boycott photo petition drive!  Click here for more information and to download a resource guide. 

EDUCATE

  • Write a piece for your congregation’s bulletin, email list, or website on the issues facing farmworkers. Contact us for templates and assistance.  
  • Seek endorsement of the Wendy’s Boycott from your organization, congregation, or denomination. You can find a fillable form and complete list of endorsers here.  Educate your organization's members and followers about your endorsement.
  • Submit a letter to the editor or an op/ed to your local paper to amplify farmworkers’ call for Fair Food. You can download a how-to guide here.
  • Organize a Food Chains screening in your community.
  • Organize a group to visit Immokalee to meet with farmworkers and witness first-hand the profound changes of the Fair Food Program in workers’ living and working conditions.
  • Contact us to arrange for a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to speak to your congregation, campus, or community about the Wendy's Boycott and the ongoing struggle for justice in the fields. 

MOBILIZE

  • Participate in the Alliance for Fair Food's current mobilization (see above). 

  • Organize a protest, vigil, or flyering event at your local Wendy's to raise awareness about the Boycott and call on the corporation to join the Fair Food Program.  Contact us for resources and support.

  • Start or join a Fair Food Group or Student/Farmworker Alliance Chapter to organize sustained Boycott action in your community or on your campus. 

  • Deliver a letter to your local Wendy's restaurant manager, asking them to pass it along to those with the power to bring Wendy's into the Fair Food Program. 

  • Start or join a Boot the Braids campaign on your campus to end contracts between universities and Wendy's.  Contact the Student/Farmworker Alliance for more information.

  • Take action on social media using the hashtag #BoycottWendys and tagging Wendy's. 

SUSTAIN

  • Become a Fair Food Sustainer by committing a monthly financial contribution, in order to support the advancement of farmworkers’ fundamental human rights through the Fair Food Program and the Campaign for Fair Food. 
  • Plan a local fundraiser to pair education about Fair Food and community-building, all while helping sustain the Wendy's Boycott. 

By joining the Wendy's Boycott, you are part a vast network of consumers, people of faith and conscience, students and youth, and community members around the country.  If you take action, connect with us by emailing organize@allianceforfairfood.org.