GRASSROOTS ACTION IS POWERFUL!

GRASSROOTS ACTION IS POWERFUL!

Posted by Laura Hagen, HWFC Member-Owner

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Welcome!  The member-owners of the Honest Weight Food Co-operative, Inc. in Albany, NY – who are petitioning for an emergency Special Membership Meeting – are grassroots kind of people. Not only because we want to be but because circumstances have forced our hand: we have no other way to reach all the other member-owner individuals, families and employees of our co-operative.

Every morning I’ve been sending out a Grassroots Action is Powerful! to our group.  You know, share vital info, direct actions, keep spirits up.

Well, today Grassroots Action is Powerful! goes public!  And we want to become a big grassroots group of HWFC member-owners & potential member-owners!  Thank you to our member-owner host team here at https://hwfcinfohub.wordpress.com.

So, help us spread the word.  Every morning over your coffee, green tea or kombucha, please read this post, pick an action …and immediately forward to others!

Here are today’s Grassroots-Grows-Capacity Action Steps:

1.  Yesterday, Times Union blogger Roger Green, at Information Without the Bun, posted an email written by HWFC member-owner Ken von Geldern.  Read what Ken has to say about things at our co-operative.
Thanks to both Ken and Roger for the media coverage!
http://blog.timesunion.com/rogergreen/honest-weight-food-coop-a-very-interesting-email-from-ken-von-geldern/5242/

2.  Re-read Kate Doyle’s post called Critical Legal Information and the attached Talking Points.  Kate is a member-owner (you may have bumped into her over at cheeses on Friday nights!) who is also an attorney:
https://hwfcinfohub.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/critical-legal-information/
https://hwfcinfohub.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/hwfc-talking-points.pdf

3.  Why all the reading?  Because the HWFC board of directors is having an “Information Session with the Co-op’s Attorneys” on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:30am – 12:00 noon at the Best Western, 200 Wolf Road, Albany.

The board continues to present their view that our member-owner labor program is illegal (it’s not) and that we have to end it (we don’t) because it’s a liability to our co-op (it isn’t).

Former Commissioner of the NYS Department of Labor John Sweeney seems to agree.  Go on over to YT (thanks to member-owner Paul Rosenberg!) and see what you think:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAnJZBBsJdA&feature=youtu.be

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
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Grassroots Action:    One HWFC member-owner individual, family, and employee at a time  …we can reach each and every HWFC member-owner if we ALL work it
Build Capacity:        If everybody does their little bit (or a bigger bit if they can),  we build our capacity day-by-day
Have faith:               It simply works!
YOU are the PR:       Be factual, be calm, don’t attack anyone personally, and  please do be impassioned about saving our member-owned co-operative!

This is co-operative, in action!
Laura

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