1. Good Guide: Make informed choices!

Making choices and empowering yourself just got a little easier with the help of Good Guide.

The website lists over 70,000 food, toys, personal care, and household products and provides information on the types of impacts products have on the environment, workers, animals, and your health.

Good Guide now includes information on vegan foods. To view the list that is just being created, click here.

Help make a positive impact by visiting Good Guide at http://www.goodguide.com

*Special note: Food Empowerment Project does not endorse all of the products on the Good Guide.

2. Help to improve working and living conditions for workers who pick tomatoes

We know that making informed choices about what you eat is the first step to creating a better world. You also have the power to act for those who face terrible abuses. For years, Florida farm workers have suffered though grueling work hours, unimaginable working conditions, and sub-poverty wages.

Go to the website of the Coalition of the Immokalee Workers: http://www.ciw-online.org to take action in support of their campaigns.

*Special note: Food Empowerment Project is only endorsing and supporting the fight for the farm workers. Do adjust the form letters if you are vegan (as to not endorse the sale of animal products).

3. Upcoming Conferences: AR 2009 & Taking Action for Animals

Hey! Did you hear about those two other conferences that are happening this month? Food Empowerment Project’s founder and Director will be speaking at both.

Food Empowerment Project will be at Animal Rights 2009 taking place July 16-20 in Los Angeles. It is the oldest and largest animal rights gathering. It features 90 speakers and 100 sessions, including workshops, reports, and panels.

Please come by our table!

For more information and to register visit: http://www.arconference.org/

Taking Action for Animals, to be held July 24-27 in Arlington, VA will feature over 80 speakers and dozens of workshops.

For more information and to register visit: http://www.takingactionforanimals.org/

A quick hello to everyone we met in Portland at Let Live!

shame on albertsons

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Please sign and share the petition to Safeway/Albertsons’ CEO Vivek Sankaran right now and tell him that all neighborhoods need access to fresh food!

Please sign our friends, at Birchwood Food Desert Fighters, petition to Albertsons, asking them to remove ALL grocery noncompete clauses affecting the Park Manor Shopping Center.

Call Safeway to complain:
1-877-Safeway
(1-877-723-3929). *

Call Albertsons to complain:
1-877-848-6483.*

Call Safeway to complain:
1-877-Safeway
(1-877-723-3929). *

Call Albertsons to complain:
1-877-848-6483.*

* Suggested language and details: Please make a polite phone call and keep in mind the person you are speaking to probably has no idea about this policy—most people don’t. You just need to stay on the line for a customer service representative. For Safeway, they will ask you for your full name and phone number and if you have a Safeway card number.
 
Suggested language: “I am calling to log a comment against a Safeway / Albertsons policy that sometimes puts restrictive deeds on its former properties and prevents other grocery stores from moving in, sometimes for 10 years or more. This has impacted community health. I would like Safeway / Albertsons to end this policy immediately.”
 

If they ask questions you cannot answer, feel free to provide our email: info@foodispower.org and remind them you are calling because you disagree with this practice.

Order some of our leaflets to share with others by emailing info(at)foodispower.org.

 
 

Join us by taking a stand in front of your local Safeway / Albertsons! Find a demo to attend here.

Want to organize your own demo? We can send you leaflets and posters. Contact us here for additional details.

 
 
Take action on social media with hashtag #ShameOnSafeway & #ShameOnAlbertsons and tagging Safeway & Albertsons.

Thank you for wanting to take a stand against a corporation that is impacting the health of Black and Brown communities and low-income neighborhoods.

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