March 21, 2008

CIW Petition Campaign Heats Up!

The National Petition Campaign to End Sweatshops & Slavery in the Fields is entering its final month! We need your support to make it a success now more than ever. The petitions will serve as notice that those who sign are “prepared to stop patronizing Burger King now, and other food industry leaders in the future, should they fail to do so.” The campaign comes on the 200th anniversary of the US ban against the importation of slaves, and echoes key strategies of the early abolitionist movement that helped hasten the end of slavery in the 19th century.

Take a moment today to add your name to the growing list of petition signers, and forward the petition on to your family, friends and co-workers so that they may sign as well. With each signature, our message to Burger King -- and other food industry leaders such as Whole Foods -- that they must take responsibility for the human rights crisis in America's fields grows even stronger. Don't miss this creative video petition from the Student/Farmworker Alliance crew in NYC!