Announcing Milk with Dignity Day of Action on 11/2!
Posted Fri, 10/25/2019 - 11:48am
Migrant Justice is calling for a Milk with Dignity Day of Action at Hannaford supermarkets across the northeast for Saturday, November 2nd! Farmworkers and allies will descend on Hannafords to tell the supermarket giant that it’s time to take responsibility for the human rights of farmworkers. Over twenty actions are already planned for 11/2! Sign up to join an action or organize one at a Hannaford near you!
On October 3rd, we launched the latest Milk with Dignity campaign. 150 farmworkers, farmers and consumers marched to a Hannaford’s store to call on the supermarket chain to join Ben & Jerry’s in ensuring rights for farmworkers in its supply chain. The following week, three major national faith organizations endorsed the campaign and urged the company to respond to Migrant Justice’s invitation. Hundreds of you have joined the call by sending your own letters to Hannaford CEO Mike Vail. Yet Hannaford is continuing to ignore its responsibility to farmworkers.
Now we are turning up the heat by calling for a coordinated day of action! At stores across the northeast, Hannaford needs to hear loud and clear that consumers are demanding rights and dignity for the farmworkers behind the company’s store brand milk. Check out the map of existing actions:
We are especially looking for folks to organize actions in Hannaford’s home state of Maine. Are you in Maine? Do you have friends or family there? Spread the word so we can take this fight to Hannaford’s home turf!
Not sure how to organize an action? No worries! We’ll be sending out an action toolkit to all organizers with step-by-step instructions! And for those in states without Hannaford, we’ll be calling on you to help amplify the message through social media on the day of the action!
p.s. Have you emailed Hannaford CEO Mike Vail? What are you waiting for? Take a minute to send a clear message that Hannaford needs to get with the program!