Action in New York City: Call on Hershey to Raise theBar!
Event ends: October 22, 2011 2:00 pm
The Raise the Bar Hershey campaign is organizing an action at the Hershey Store in Times Square. There will be simultaneous events in New York, Chicago and Niagara Falls on Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00-2:00pm. Volunteers will be collecting signatures and handing out information on Fair Trade. The signatures from all three events will be hand delivered to Hershey by Raise the Bar during Halloween week. Raise the Bar is a coalition of three organizations: Green America, Global Exchange, and the International Labor Rights Forum.
Hershey--despite having a market share of over 40%--is doing the least in the area of Fair Trade, to prevent abusive child labor. Furthermore, Hershey was recently in the news for the conditions their warehouse workers face. The timing is perfect to continue pressuring Hershey to be responsible for its products.
WHAT TO BRING Petitions and handouts will be provided to you—please bring a clipboard, pen, drink for yourself and an umbrella (just in case). This event is informational—we will not be picketing so signs are not necessary.
QUESTIONS? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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