WENDY’S SHAREHOLDER UPDATE

Posted on 17. Jun, 2017 by in Justice

WENDY’S HEARD THE VOICE OF FARM WORKERS AND FAITH PARTNERS LOUD AND CLEAR AT THEIR RECENT SHAREHOLDER’S MEETING!

On May 23rd, 27 shareholders/proxies were credentialed to attend Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting in Dublin, OH.  Just one day before, NFWM declared a Day of Prayer and Action to invite supporters to offer prayers and good thoughts AND to call the CEO of Wendy’s, Todd Penegor, to let him know that we were standing with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in their request for Wendy’s to sign the Fair Food Agreement.  For more background on the Wendy’s campaign, VISIT.

Inside the shareholder’s meeting, fourteen people were chosen to speak as shareholders or for proxies.  Among the speakers, the first identified as a proxy for Sam Trickey, long time board member and supporter of NFWM and the farm worker movement.  The second speaker was Lucas Benitez, co-founder of CIW.  Edie Rasell, former representative of the United Church of Christ to NFWM’s board until her retirement in late February, spoke on behalf of both the UCC and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Michigan.

Although time ran out before being called on, Sr. Karen Bernhardt represented NFWM as well as her Order, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary.  To see Sr. Karen’s intended remarks, click here.  Since she did not get to speak, Sr. Karen sent her statement as a follow up letter to Mr. Penegor.  Kelly Litt, Justice Promoter for the Dominicans for Peace, one of NFWM’s Supporting Organizations, was also present and prepared to speak but was not chosen. Read more here.

 

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