That is what this email is all about. Simply: Thank You.After seven long years of campaigning against Cargill — the biggest privately held corporation in the US – we have seen a groundbreaking commitment from them along with a seismic shift in the palm oil sector to protect disappearing rainforests and to keep massive amounts of carbon in the ground and out of the atmosphere.
To mark this victory, our staff has compiled this photographic timeline of this wide-ranging campaign to keep Conflict Palm Oil out of our food and to protect our forests and the communities and wildlife that depend on them.
Of course, this fight is by no means over. But as the executive director of Rainforest Action Network, I want you to know that your support on this issue is directly responsible for this progress. Your support – from your emails, your signatures, your phone calls, your social media action and your donations to your presence at RAN nonviolent direct actions such as occupying Cargill headquarters, marching in the streets, and creating massive public demonstrations to bring the message directly to Cargill – has made this possible.
So, again: Thank You.
- 11/20/2014 – Gov. Inslee statement on President Obama’s immigration speech
- 11/20/2014 – Governor’s new YouthWorks initiative creates internships and work experience for thousands of students
- 11/19/2014 – Gov. Inslee announces appointment of Daniel Goodell to new Mason County judge position
- 11/17/2014 – Letter from Gov. Jay Inslee on Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force (CERT) report
- 11/13/2014 – Gov. Jay Inslee statement on need for Congress to pass the Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act
- 11/07/2014 – Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
- 11/07/2014 – Gov. Inslee announces appointment of Gretchen Leanderson to Pierce County Superior Court
- 11/05/2014 – Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about yesterday’s election results
- 11/03/2014 – Boards and commissions appointments by Governor Jay Inslee – October 2014
This Black Friday – make history.
As we have seen with Ferguson, Missouri, poor and working class people are continuously treated as less than human by the governing class. This Black Friday, The Black Institute will stand with Walmart workers as they take on the wealthiest family on the planet – and we need you to help us make the greatest impact possible!
Join Walmart-Free NYC – and our allies – on the biggest retail day of the year to stand with Walmart workers who are standing up for a better future.
Date: Friday, November 28th
Time: 8am meet-up in Manhattan, 310 W.43rd Street. The action begins at 9am in North Bergen
Place: Walmart Supercenter in North Bergen, New Jersey
Why we’re taking action on Black Friday:
Walmart is the largest retailer and largest private employer in the world and it’s emblematic of everything that’s wrong with our unequal economy. Far too many Walmart workers continue to live in poverty and rely on public programs like food stamps to survive, while Walmart rakes in $16 billion per year in profits.
The Walton family, which controls Walmart, has more wealth than 43 percent of Americans combined. That’s why workers in over 2,100 stores (more than half of Walmart stores nationwide) have joined calls for $15 an hour and full-time, consistent schedules. It’s quite literally the least the Waltons could do to do right by their hard-working associates.
We know, all too well, that Walmart’s business model has seeped into our local economy, right here in NYC. This is why low-wage workers have been organizing and fighting back – as we did last month, when many of you joined us to bring our message of frustration right to Alice Walton’s doorstep.
This Black Friday, we need the Walton family to hear our voices. We can no longer sit back while their workers are barely scraping by.
The Black Institute