GRASSROOTS ACTION IS POWERFUL!
Posted by Laura Hagen, HWFC Member-Owner
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!
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:
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:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
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!