Olympia Food Co-op Decides to Boycott Israeli Goods July 22, 2010Posted by ibrahimbaba in Palestine.
Last night the Olympia Food Co-op made history. The board of directors came to consensus to boycott Israeli goods! In doing so they become the first grocery store in the country to make this historic decision and join the growing international call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS). Olympia is at the forefront of the growing BDS movement in the United States. The board and the staff may come under attack and we need to step up and let them know how much support they have.
So now what?
- Thank the Olympia Food Co-op, and show them support by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
- Next time you are shopping at the co-op, thank a co-op staff member for the board’s decision to support human rights and freedom.
- Write a comment card in support of the boycott in one of the Olympia Food Co-op Stores.
- Sign up to our email list, to receive action alerts in the future (in the sidebar to the right.)
- Use facebook as a tool to make support in Olympia for BDS more visible
- Change your profile picture to the I Love Olympia Food Co-op Logo. This will be a visual reminder about how much support the food co-op has in the community.
- Ask others to join the Facebook group. Our goal is to have three hundred members and we need your help!
- Donate money in support of this and other BDS campaigns in Olympia.
- Follow us on Twitter, to get information about what’s the latest.
- Join us on Wednesday, August 4th 7pm at Traditions café to find out more about Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions and how they are used to support human rights and freedom in Palestine/Israel.
Because the hard working co-op staff is the face of the co-op, they will also be put into the situation where they are expected to answer for the boycott. A voice of support can go a long way to making this an easier process for them.
Just last week the Board of Directors of the Olympia Food Co-op in Olympia, WA, the hometown of Rachel Corrie, took the courageous step of instituting a boycott of Israeli goods, the first grocery boycott of Israel in the US.
Already, there is a movement afoot to condemn the Co-op for taking this important stand. Please help us thank the Olympia Food Co-op and its board of directors for supporting human rights in Palestine!
- Send brief emails of thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Show your support for this boycott by signing our petition!
Olympia BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is a grassroots network of community members in Olympia, WA, joining the call by Palestinian civil society for a non-violent, global movement of boycott, divestment, and sanctions of Israel, until it meets the requirements of human rights and international law.
In answering to the Palestinian Call, we stand with Desmond Tutu, Naomi Klein, Elvis Costello, Richard Falk and many, many others. The failure of elected officials to hold Israel accountable for its atrocious actions forces global civil society to act, for a non-violent solution and justice for Palestinians and Israelis alike.
Do you want to get in touch with us? Write an email to email@example.com.