I'm about to head out on a 2 week adventure across Michigan and Ohio on a speaking tour featuring workers from Cambodia and Costa Rica.
So for all of you in Michigan and Ohio, check out this link and come to an event in your area.
Join SweatFree Communities and the International Labor Rights Forum for the 2008 Wal-Mart Sweatshop Workers Speaking Tour
From April 6-18, 2008, workers from Costa Rica and Cambodia will visit ten cities in Michigan and Ohio, sharing their stories of what it's like to work in the fields and factories that fill the shelves of Wal-Mart. With your help we will educate our communities about the high cost behind Wal-Mart's much publicized low prices, and we will inspire action to improve working conditions at home and abroad.
Throughout the tour, we will call on Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to join the emerging State and Local Government Sweatfree Consortium, which would stop tax dollar support for sweatshops.