From: PICA <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: June 26, 2013 12:41:17 PM EDTSubject: Your (time sensitive!) Signature Needed…Reply-To: email@example.com
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Hi PICA friends,This very time sensitive alert comes to us from Bjorn Claeson at Sweat-Free Communities/ILRF. The link should work, but if not, just paste it in. Many thanks.Please consider signing this letter (attached, and pasted below) to Senators Mitchell and Snowe by 11 am on Thursday.The letter will appear as a signature ad the following day in the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News. It asks the Senators to not align themselves with Walmart, Gap and other US retailers who want to avoid their responsibility to Bangladeshi garment workers who work in deadly conditions. PICA has supported a new legally binding worker safety agreement between apparel companies and Bangladeshi unions, called the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. More than 50 retailers from 12 countries have signed, but Walmart and Gap are leading most North American retailers to a non-binding unenforceable safety program with no role for unions and they have enlisted Senators Mitchell and Snowe as “facilitators.”The Walmart/Gap plan will likely be announced next week, which is why we have little time to get this ad out. If we get a strong showing we will help to undermine the credibility of the plan before it is announced.You can sign the letter as an individual or organization by going to this link and make a modest donation to cover the cost: http://laborrights.org/msletterIf you would like to sign but cannot pay, please just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know how you would like to be listed.