Halfway through the Dignity Tour; Announcing the Maine March on Hannaford!
Posted Sat, 10/16/2021 - 9:22am
Over the month of October, farmworkers are taking the Milk with Dignity campaign on the road. Migrant Justice is giving 28 presentations in 7 states around the northeast, sharing the successes of Milk with Dignity and building pressure on Hannaford Supermarkets to join the program.
Farmworker leaders have connected with audiences in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire; the tour is now headed to New York and southern New England (along with continued presentations around Vermont). At colleges and farms, at a library and a grange, and at community gardens and community centers, people from around the region have committed to take action in support of farmworkers rights.
On Monday, November 8th, the Hannaford campaign is having its most ambitious action yet! We are calling on Milk with Dignity supporters to mobilize in Portland, Maine for a march and rally near the Hannaford headquarters. Audiences at each tour stop have been filling out pledges to join farmworkers for the March on Hannaford. Will you join them?
March with us on 11/8 from 3-6pm in Portland! Take these two important steps:
- Sign a pledge form to let us know you’ll be there and tell us if you need support with transportation
- Share the facebook event to let you friends and family know that you are joining the Maine March on Hannaford
See you in Maine!
p.s. Migrant Justice farmworker leader Olga Cruz just published an op-ed in the Albany Times Union, along with Honduran labor leader Tomás Membreño. Together they denounce corporate fair-washing labels like “Fair Trade USA” (and its recent partnership with Chobani’s “Milk Matters”). A must read and a clear message about the importance of worker-led programs like Milk with Dignity!