Thursday, November 29, 2007

Write to Burger King

Send the letter below to Burger King at:
http://go.sojo.net/campaign/burgerking/

As a person of faith, I am writing out of concern for the farm workers who pick the tomatoes for Burger King's Whoppers, sandwiches, and salads. I believe that all people are created in the image and likeness of God, and I ask you to recognize that the human beings who harvest tomatoes deserve fair wages, real rights, and a voice in the protection of those rights.

I am disappointed by Burger King's rejection of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' (CIW) offer to work together to ensure fair wages and conditions for the workers who pick your tomatoes. McDonald's and YUM! Brands have already shown that improving farm worker wages and conditions is possible, despite Burger King's claims to the contrary.

I urge Burger King to seize the opportunity to work together with the CIW to improve farm worker wages by paying a fair price for your tomatoes and enforcing a code of conduct for human rights in the fields.

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