Monday, June 23, 2008

The following appeal is from the United Students Against Sweatshops, and it concerns the role of Jennifer Love Hewitt as spokeswoman for the Hanes Corporation which sources from sweatshops in the Dominican Republic.

Jennifer Loves Sweatshops!
Tell Jennifer Love Hewitt to support Dominican Garment Workers!
While Jennifer Love Hewitt has been a strong advocate for the rights of women in the past, she has refused to take a similar position in her role as a spokesperson for Hanes. Workers at the TOS Domincana factory in the Dominican Republic earn poverty wages, have been fired for trying to form a union, and Hanes has continually refused to bargain in good faith with the union. Despite all of this, Jennifer Love Hewitt continues to serve as a spokesperson for the company. Please email Jennifer Love Hewitt today and ask that she follow her own example and stop promoting sweatshop-made underwear.

Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Below is the sample letter:
Subject: Jennifer Love Hewitt: Be Strong
Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],
We respect your accomplished career as an actor and we admire the strong stance you took for women when you were attacked in the press.As a spokesperson for Hanes, however, you are selling products made in unsafe factories overseas where women are abused. We need you to stand up for women everywhere and stop selling Hanes sweatshop underwear.
cc:Executive VP and General Counsel Joia Johnson
Vice President of Social Responsibility Chris Fox
agent Kami Putnam-Heist
To send the above letter go to THIS LINK.

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