Slave Free Chocolate Campaign

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As you all know, the ILWU has a rich history and commitment to fighting exploitation and injustice, both in the United States and in countries around the world. For these reasons, the ILWU has joined the leaders of Slave Free Chocolate in a campaign against the Mars and Nestle Corporations who have relied on child slave labor and exploitative business practices in their cocoa supply chains.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Sign this petition asking Mars and Nestle to stop using child slave labor in your chocolate products: https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/mars-nestle-stop-using-child-slave-labor-in-your-chocolate-products?share=fccb1e47-128a-486e-be0f-c616ee32cc43&source=s.fwd&utm_source=s.fwd
  2. Add your local to the attached sign on letter to Mars and Nestle to show your support.
  3. Boycott Mars and Nestle products, especially going into the holiday season.

As always, the ILWU advocates for a more humane world, free of corporate exploitation and needless human suffering in the pursuit of corporate profit. Do your part to end corporate greed and support a world with Slave Free Chocolate!

Sign our petition to demand that companies like Mars and Nestle stop using child slave labor in their chocolate products!

https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/mars-nestle-stop-using-child-slave-labor-in-your-chocolate-products?share=fccb1e47-128a-486e-be0f-c616ee32cc43&source=s.fwd&utm_source=s.fwd 

Why is this important?

Americans consume almost 3 billion pounds of chocolate each year. We enjoy our favorite chocolate brands, like Hershey’s, Snickers, Milky Way, and Twix, but most people do not know about the exploitative origin of these products.

Shockingly, most of the chocolate products consumed in America are made using child slave labor. For too long, multinational chocolate producers have relied on child slave labor to harvest the millions of tons of cocoa beans needed for chocolate. In West Africa, tens of thousands of children are enslaved on cocoa plantations and forced to harvest cocoa beans in unsafe, exploitative working conditions, with little respite, and meager pay.

We demand that this injustice must change. We cannot allow companies like Mars and Nestle to claim they value black lives when their supply chains are riddled with human rights violations and slave labor in West Africa. We need to join together and make our voices heard to stop this outrageous humans rights violation.

Sign our petition to demand that companies like Mars and Nestle stop using child slave labor in their chocolate products!

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