Looks like the anti-Wal-Mart campaign is taking off. Today at noon, there's a group of teachers and families gathering at Portland's Sellwood Middle School - and asking parents of school-bound kids to pledge not to buy school supplies at Wal-Mart this year.
Why? From the press release:
They will call on Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart, to adopt a “Zero Tolerance” policy and promise the American people that Wal-Mart will forever end its exploitation of children in the United States and globally, and will no longer break child labor laws in America.
Local teachers, community leaders, and students will also discuss the growing negative effect Wal-Mart has on all of America’s families and children, as well as our public schools, because the company increasingly shifts its costs on to American taxpayers.
Head on over to WakeUpWalMart.com and join in on the pledge.