In 1988, four friends co-founded Global Exchange to fight a worldview based on greed, domination, and unvarnished worship of power. We envisioned building a robust U.S. movement capable of creating change from the grassroots, powered by people-to-people ties. This year we celebrated our 25th anniversary, and we are proud to honor the dedication of people like you who have sweated and sacrificed to forge a working alternative from the ground up.
Your continued pressure on Hershey’s after it announced it would buy 100% certified sustainable cocoa by 2020 last fall, paid off, when it announced a third of its supply would be Fair Trade certified.
And you took that energy and continued to advocate for Fair Trade through October – Fair Trade month – taking action daily from our Fair Trade Your Halloween calendar. Then you also wrote to both World's Finest Chocolate and Ghirardelli to urge both companies to go Fair Trade certified, and trust us, your voice is being heard.
To keep the pressure on Ghirardelli, download the color-in postcard to send to Ghirardelli's CEO, Marty Thompson demanding the company let us know where its cocoa comes from and to make it Fair Trade.
You can also continue to educate others about Fair Trade activism this holiday season by ordering the Peace on Earth Holiday Action kit. Kits available until December 16th, or until they run out! Our Halloween Action Kits sold out quickly, so grab this kit today.
We’re proud of what we’ve done together. But to achieve the visions we set out all those years ago, we’re going to need your continued support.
Thanks for continuing to take Fair Trade action with us,
Director of Organizing
P.S. Share your values with family and friends. This holiday season give a gift of Global Exchange membership, which includes amazing Fair Trade items and ensure our strength for the next 25 years!