Sweatfree Toolkit

How Your Community Can Help End Sweatshops

SweatFree Toolkit
This April 2006 toolkit release includes revisions to the 2005 version and additional topics.

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Table of contents:

I. TAKING ACTION
Running a Successful Campaign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Sweatfree State and Local Governments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Sweatfree Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Sweatfree Catholic Schools. . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Sweatfree Religious Institutions . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sports Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Working with Local Clothing Retailers & Vendors . . . . . . . . 18

II. CAMPAIGN TOOLKIT
Answers to Common Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Fact Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
What's in a Purchasing Policy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Sample Outreach Flier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Sample Petition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Working with Elected Officials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
How to Use the Media. . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Challenging Oppression. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

III. SWEATFREE POLICY TOOLKIT
Core Elements of the Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Sample Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Sweatfree Policy Enforcement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Sweatfree Purchasing and Trade Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

IV. TRAINERíS GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

V. RESOURCES 
How Do I Find Sweatfree Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Books, Films, Organizing Guides . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Local Sweatfree Campaign Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Anti-Sweatshop Organizations. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71