Advocate for fair trade
Advocate! Be a voice for workers around the world!
Contact U.S. corporations and urge them to support fair trade. You can make copies of our letter and get your friends to sign it, or create your own letter using our talking points.
Nearly half the world lives on less than $2 a day and the poorest 40% of the world's population has only 5% of the global income. Between 26,500 and 30,000 children die from poverty every day. An estimated 218 million children are engaged in child labor. Almost three-quarters (126 million) of children engaged in child labor work in hazardous situations or conditions, such as working in mines, working with chemicals and pesticides in agriculture or working with dangerous machinery. While many companies might sell one or two products that are fair trade, they might not treat all their suppliers fairly.
Do your research and ask companies to be accountable to their farmers ALL of the time!
You can help eliminate unfair trade! Contact companies that don’t practice fair trade and hold them accountable! Urge these corporations to respect the people that help supply their company, and engage in fair trade!
Join YUGA in the fight to end unfair trade practices by printing letters asking corporations to be accountable, getting your classmates to sign it, and urging the company to support fair trade. The principles of fair trade (according to TransfairUSA):
- a fair price
- fair labor conditions
- direct trade
- democratic and transparent organizations
- community development
- environmental sustainability
Use our sample letter to write to a corporation, or use the talking points to write your own. Make sure you fill in the date, correct name and company.
By letting companies know that their consumers care and human rights matter, you’ll send the message that you only want to use your money to purchase goods from companies that support their workers, the very people that help them profit!
Get as many signatures as you can and mail them to:
155 Plan Way
Warwick, RI 02886
We will collect and sort all the letters and send them in for you!
Learn more about YUGA's Fair Trade Campaign today!
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