Is any else as excited for Halloween as I am? Great excuse to dress up and pass out Fair Trade chocolate.
This year, we are happy to share that this year, tens of thousands of kids and adults will hand out Reverse Trick-or-Treating kits to 100,000 households in 49 states and the District of Columbia in the US and all over Canada this year! Yes! If you didn’t order an RTT kit this year, you can still get involved by passing out Reverse Trick-or-Treating and Raise the Hershey bar fliers.
- Make an ad on Reese’s website raising awareness about forced and child labor in Hershey’s cocoa, and send it to all your friends. If you make the ad by Monday, November 1 and CC it to firstname.lastname@example.org, Green America will send the best ads to Hershey.
- According to his Facebook page, Stephen Colbert’s “March to Keep Fear Alive” is sponsored by Reese’s (owned by Hershey)! For children in West Africa, Hershey’s/Reese’s are indeed keeping fear alive…the childrens’ fear of being trafficked into forced labor in the cocoa fields that grow cocoa for chocolate bars sold in the US. There is a lot of buzz nationwide about this march, on Halloween eve…join the Raise the Bar Campaign in helping use that buzz to hold Hershey accountable. If you have a Facebook account, leave a message on the wall of Stephen Colbert, the Colbert Report, and the March to Keep Fear Alive, as well as the Daily Show, raising awareness of the connection between Reese’s and child labor. If you use Twitter, here are some suggested tweets:
- @StephenAtHome the only thing scarier the #march4fear is the use of #ChildLabor in the production of #Reeses
- @StephenAtHome #Reeses does have something to hide and it is scarier than peanuts: #ChildLabor
- @ColbertReport #Reeses may contain dairy, peanuts and #ChildLabor.
Most importantly, have a safe and happy Halloween this weekend everyone!