Get Your City to Join the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium!
Thanks to strong community organizing, many cities have already adopted sweatfree procurement policies. Now we need to call on all cities to come together in the Consortium to make sure they aren't buying from sweatshops. Ask your city to take this important step!
1. Ask your mayor or other appropriate public official to join the Consortium. Here's a sample letter to use when sending the resolution. Your action is most effective if you follow up with a phone call to your Mayor's office.
2. Send us a note to let us know that you took action.
3. Spread the word! Ask your friends to take action!
4. Endorse the campaign.
A sustained grassroots effort is most effective. To find out who else is taking action in your area and how to join or form a local sweatfree coalition, contact us.
39 cities in the U.S. have already adopted sweatfree purchasing policies. Click here to see if yours has. If your city already has a sweatfree policy on the books, the next step is to ask the city to join the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium to put the policy into action by pooling resources with other cities and states for independent monitoring of working conditions in supplier factories and collaborating in sweatfree procurement. If the city does not yet have a sweatfree purchasing policy, the city can sign on to the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium now as a provisionary member and then pass a sweatfree procurement law.