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Author Topic: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER  (Read 3020 times)

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Offline emeraldize

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HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« on: February 10, 2012, 03:37:02 PM »
I just received word today of a call for a boycott and letter writing campaign against Hershey because the private school which they help fund rejected an eligible HIV-positive student.

Here's a Facebook link to the initiating agency -- I'll try to amend later with the letter-writing campaign link.

http://www.facebook.com/AIDShealth

letter-writing link to a pre-written letter (that appears to allow no modifications or additions)
https://secure2.convio.net/ahf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=193
« Last Edit: February 10, 2012, 03:40:08 PM by emeraldize »

Offline Jody

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 07:10:46 PM »
Thanks Em for staying on top of this terrible injustice led by fear, ignorance and bigotry. :(
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 07:40:17 PM »
Hi Jody!

Thanks for the note. I've decided for my candy purchasing that boycotting Hershey needs to go well beyond the Valentine's Day spending. I intend to write them again and let them know.

Em

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 07:39:46 PM »
I did not know about this. I read this to my daughter who is negative and I gave birth to her while I was positive. Her favorite candy is hershey kisses. She said she won't buy then now.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 10:24:29 PM »
Hi Idee,

I think that's great that you share such information with your daughter. There are plenty of other non-Hershey candies in the world. Probably best to look at a list of all the candies they make -- it goes well beyond chocolates.

Em

Offline WillyWump

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 11:54:49 PM »
Thanks for posting this Em, It took me all of 45 seconds to send the letter using your link.

-Will
POZ since '08

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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 09:57:50 AM »
Thanks Will!

Offline idee

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 02:51:00 PM »
Hi Idee,

I think that's great that you share such information with your daughter. There are plenty of other non-Hershey candies in the world. Probably best to look at a list of all the candies they make -- it goes well beyond chocolates.

Em
Thanks I share it because to me she is very special. She is negative and I was positive during pregnancy. My family used to tell me not to kiss her so she would not get infected, I did kiss her little forehead though.
I have been through getting spit on while walking down the street, I even had to change schools during my last year of high school, not just because of my grades, but a girl tried to beat me up for being postive.
I want my daughter to be compassionate towards others.

Offline Camcam87

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 12:52:08 AM »
This Boggles my mind!!!!! I had to share this on Facebook because people need to know about this! This is not Okay and something must be done

Offline emeraldize

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Re: HERSHEY BOYCOTT announced BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 01:53:15 PM »
Thank you CamCam. You're right. It is totally not okay. Thank you for posting it on your Facebook page.

I wonder how many pozzies and their networks are employed by the Hershey Company AND consume their goods --- worldwide.

 


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