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USA: Food brands big & small take a stand on immigration
Author: Allison Aubrey, NPR USA, Published on: 10 February 2017
“Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand On Immigration”, 8 February 2017
Over 800 cafes around the [USA] participated in [a] weekend fundraiser…donating 5 percent [of… proceeds] to the ACLU in response to the travel ban...Organizers say…$400,000 was raised…[and] they expect that number to keep rising. Ben Hall…chef and co-owner of…Russell Street Deli,…Detroit, has designated his deli as a sanctuary restaurant…[in] a nationwide movement aimed at promoting discrimination-free workplaces…helping protect workers from discriminatory acts... Big brands [are]…speaking up…too… Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz wrote to … employees assuring them "we are doing everything possible to support and help" employees who are impacted by the… ban...CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi…sent an email to her employees after the travel ban was announced… She pledged to remain "steadfastly committed to the safety, security and well-being of all…associates”...Nando's Peri-Peri…[is also]…currently promoting its Everyone Is Welcome campaign: "Nando's Peri-Peri is an immigrant employing, gay loving, Muslim respecting, racism opposing, equal paying, multi-cultural restaurant."