Sweatfree Community Campaigns in U.S.

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CALIFORNIA

Berkeley Sweatfree Campaign
Contact: Diana Bohn
nicca [at] igc [dot] org
Passed a sweatfree ordinance in Berkeley and got Berkeley to join the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium.

ILLINOIS

Chicago Fair Trade
Contact: Nancy Jones
njones [at] chicagofairtrade [dot] org
A coalition of organizations in Chicago that educate and advocate for fair trade.

MAINE

Maine Clean Clothes Alliance
bjorn [at] ilrf [dot] org
Community-based anti-sweatshop campaign active since 1996. Has won sweatfree purchasing policies for the City of Bangor, the State of Maine, and other public and private institutions.

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Sweatfree Campaign
Contact: Liana Foxvog
2 Conz St, Suite 2B, Northampton, MA 01060
413-586-0974
liana [at] ilrf [dot] org
Organizing for a sweatfree procurement law in Massachusetts.

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition
Contact: Josh Wise
952-818-5474
josh [at] citizenstrade [dot] org
Advocating for sweatfree procurement in cities in Minnesota.

NEW YORK

Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
Contact: Joy Perkett
800 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110-2455
518-213-6000 x6348
jperkett [at] labor-religion [dot] org
Organizing for sweatfree procurement in New York.

OHIO

Sweatfree Ohio Campaign
Contact: Brian Stefan Szittai, InterReligious Task Force on Central America
3606 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
216-961-0003
irtf [at] igc [dot] org
Educates in the Cleveland community about sweatshops and provides information on sweatfree purchasing. A leader in the Sweatfree Ohio campaign which achieved Governor's Executive Order on sweatfree purchasing and is now organizing for Ohio to join the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium.

OREGON

Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice
Contact: Wes Brain
Ashland, Oregon
brain [at] mind [dot] net
Leader in the Ashland Sweatfree Campaign, which successfully passed a sweatfree city policy and is advocating for a state-level sweatfree policy.

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh Anti-Sweatshop Community Alliance
c/o Thomas Merton Center/AHI
5125 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224
Contact: Kenneth Miller
nosweatshopsbucco [at] yahoo [dot] com
PASCA organizes for the implementation of the City of Pittsburgh sweatfree policy. Their sweatfree baseball campaign aims to win "community collective bargaining" with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

TEXAS

Texas Fair Trade Coalition
Contact: Bob Cash
info [at] texasfairtrade [dot] org
Won a sweatfree procurement ordinance in Austin in June 2007 and city membership in the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium in June 2009, and has promoted sweatfree procurement in other cities around Texas.

VERMONT

Vermont Sweatfree Campaign
Contact: CLEA (Child Labor Education and Action)
buhs.clea [at] gmail [dot] com
Campaign that passed sweatfree procurement legislation in Vermont in 2008. The campaign was led by Brattleboro Union High School students whose high school was the first in the U.S. to affiliate with the Worker Rights Consortium.

WASHINGTON

Washington Sweatfree Campaign
Contact: Kristen Beifus
kristen [at] washingtonfairtrade [dot] org
Campaign won a sweatfree policy in the City of Seattle and is advocating for a sweatfree policy in the State of Washington.

South Sound Clean Clothes Campaign
Contact: Dick Meyer
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501
360-705-2819
dick [at] traditionsfairtrade [dot] com
Has passed City of Olympia sweatfree purchasing resolution and achieved commitment to city membership in the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium.

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee Clean Clothes Campaign
Contact: Steve Watrous
Milwaukee, WI
414-933-3033
watrous [at] uwm [dot] edu 
Have passed sweatfree policies in Milwaukee on city, county, and school district levels, as well as a reslution in Milwaukee to join the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium.

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