Wal-Mart Free NYC Coalition



Tuesday, July 19, 2005

No School Supplies From Wal-Mart

Working families can send a message to Wal-Mart and start their children on the road to activism at the same time by joining other families in a campaign to buy back-to-school supplies somewhere other than a Wal-Mart store. Parents can visit Wake Up Wal-Mart to pledge to shop for school supplies elsewhere.
Parents also are helping their children write letters to Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott, telling him why their families won't buy school supplies from Wal-Mart this year. Wal-Mart has been fined in three states for violations of child labor laws this year alone. The company that raked in $10 billion in profits last year pays
poverty-level wages and fails to provide affordable health insurance to its workers.
More information about Wal-Mart's anti-worker practices is available at WalMartCostsYou.com . Parents are asked to send their children's letters by Aug. 1 to Lee Scott, c/o Wal-Mart Campaign, 815 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20006. The Wal-Mart campaign will make sure Scott gets the messages.