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November 25, 2015

Are you Hungry for Justice this Thanksgiving?

Walmart's poverty wages are forcing many of their employees into a situation where they have to choose between food and other necessities. No working person in this nation of plenty should have to go hungry.

This holiday season, we are giving thanks and giving back for those who work so hard at Walmart, yet take home such a tiny share of the earnings. We hope you'll join us in getting involved to help feed Walmart workers and others in need this holiday season and taking action to call out Walmart and other employers who keep their workers in poverty all year long.

Here's how you can take action to support worker justice this week:

Volunteer at a soup kitchen near you or host a food drive to support those who are working hard yet still struggling to make ends meet.

Deliver a letter to a Walmart manager this Black Friday! Download sample letter here.

Gather friends, family and neighbors and hold a prayer vigil outside a Walmart store. Download a vigil guide here.

Please note: In Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Texas Walmart has taken legal action to prevent concerned individuals from showing their support for Walmart employees inside their stores or in the parking lots. In these states, we ask that you remain off of Walmart property and instead place calls to the store manager.

Across the country, members of the Interfaith Worker Justice family are delivering letters or calling Walmart management, asking them to address the fact that their wages are so low that many of their workers are regularly dealing with hunger.

Click here and let us know how you plan to give back this Thanksgiving so that we can help spread the word to others who might like to join.

If you need any assistance in creating your event, please don't hesitate to email jbailey[at]iwj.org.

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