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    CALL TO ACTION! PLEASE COME!!! ====TACO BELL CAMPAIGN COMES TO LOS ANGELES! =====Los Angeles Rallies for the Florida Farm Workers! =======Meet the workers!
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 14, 2002

      =====Los Angeles Rallies for the Florida Farm Workers!
      =======Meet the workers!  The Momentum Is Building!
      =========Don't miss this "final push" rally & meeting!

      +++Planning Meeting+++Rally!+++Help With Outreach!+++
      +++++Explanation of the exciting March 10 & 11 Events+++

      Come to this mobilizing meeting!

      WHEN?  Wednesday, February 20, 2002 7:00 p.m.

      WHERE? CARECEN  [Central American Resource Center] 2845 West 7th Street --- near corner of Hoover & 7th

      WHAT?  Los Angeles and Irvine will be the final destinations of the exciting and inspiring cross-country caravan---the TACO BELL TRUTH TOUR---which will visit fifteen cities after leaving Florida in just a few weeks.

        The militant tomato workers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) will move across the country, ending up with big events in Los Angeles and a MAJOR RALLY at the international corporate headquarters of Taco Bell in Irvine, California on March 11, 2002.

        WE NEED THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS AT THE TACO BELL CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS!  Help us mobilize!  Join this histroic campaign for farm worker justice!

      ++++Worker Solidarity!++++Justice For Farm Workers!++++

      <www.ciw-online.org>  info in L.A.: 213-353-1333 ext. 244

      *Why we protest Taco Bell?

      Taco Bell restaurant, one of the principal buyers for Immokalee, Florida tomato. They buy the tomatos from the local contractors only paying 40 cents for every 32 lb. bucket of tomatoes to the migrant workers, the same rate paid in 1978. "The tomatoes Taco Bell buys for its tacos and Chalupa's are produced in what can only be described as sweatshop conditions," said Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), one of the tour's organizers. "Twenty years of picking at sub-poverty wages, no right to overtime pay, no right to organize or join a union, no health insurance, no sick leave, no paid holidays or vacation, and no pension is a national disgrace."

      The CIW is proposing that through negotiations Taco Bell pay 1 cent  more per pound of tomatoes, passing the extra penny on to the pickers, which would nearly double their pay.

      Mark your calendars for March 1-17, 2002! In a cross-country caravan from Immokalee, FL, to Taco Bell's global headquarters in Irvine, CA at March 11, farmworkers and student and community allies will hit 15 major US cities between March 1 and 17 with the TRUTH about how the fast food giant profits from farmworker poverty.

      And you are invited to be part of this historic caravan! There are a number of ways that you can participate -- you could join the
      Immokalee workers for the entire two-week tour, or you could jump into the caravan at any point along the way (we are especially encouraging people to join us on the California leg from San Francisco to LA/Irvine), or you could come for an exciting two days of action at the national convergence in Los Angeles/Irvine, CA, on March 10 and 11 as we march on Taco Bell

      Who is Coalition of Immokalee Workers?
      The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker organization based in Immokalee, Florida, has asked to meet with Taco Bell representatives to discuss the working and living conditions of the farmworkers who pick Taco Bell's tomatoes. for more information, please visit: http://www.ciw-online.org

      to join LA-based boycott Taco Bell listsserv, please send e-mail to:
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