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Do you live in or near New York City, or know someone who does?

YOU can make a difference in the lives of children and farmers in cocoa growing communities:

  • Spread the word TODAY to individuals, social justice groups, schools, congregations, etc about our upcoming rally, so we can turn out hundreds of participants, by forwarding this email to everyone you know who lives in or near New York City.
  • Please come join us at the rallyIt’s going to be FUN!!!

What:  Rally in honor of World Day Against Child Labor

Where:  In front of the Hershey Store in Times Square, New York City (1593 Broadway, at the northwest corner of Broadway and 48th Street, Manhattan)

Why:  To send a clear message to Hershey that we will not tolerate child and forced labor in its cocoa supply chain and press the company to shift sourcing to Fair Trade

When:  Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 10:30am

Are you a teacher, parent, or youth group leader?  School groups will be joining the rally as a field trip.  Please join us!!

For a flyer about the rally to distribute, and for more information on the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign, please visit http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/cocoa/raisethebarhershey.html

Updates on the rally will be posted at www.raisethebarhershey.org/rally

PS:  Another great event in the northeast this summer – Free Minds Free People conference for educators on July 7-10, organized by Education for Liberation Network.  Visit http://www.freemindsfreepeople.org/

PPS: If you are near Seattle this weekend,  come see our Fair Trade Campaign director, Adrienne Fitch- Frankel, speak at the Seattle Green Festival and watch a screening of the Dark Side of Chocolate at 4:30 PM Saturday.  Go to http://www.greenfestivals.org/sea/updates/ for more info.

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