Wednesday, January 25, 2006

CACC invites you to the first meeting in 2006!

Dear CACC Supporters,

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus! As most of you have heard by now 2006 started with a victory for the anti-coke movement!

On December 29th, the University of Michigan noted in a letter to the Coca-Cola Company that Coke had failed to agree to a protocol for investigation. Beginning January 1st, 2006 the University of Michigan suspended purchasing of Coca-Cola products.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a five-year exclusive contract with Coca-Cola that is up for renewal in 2007. CACC commends the action that members of the Licensing Committee and Chancellor Richard Herman have taken regarding the contract with Coca Cola. On November 30 Chancellor Richard Herman wrote to Coca-Cola's director of global labor relations, expressing "serious concern about allegations concerning bottling plants in Colombia and India."

The next semester is going to be a busy and exciting time for CACC as we gear up to demand that the University of Illinois cut the existing exclusive contract with Coca-Cola and make sure that it does not enter any future contracts with a company that has committed numerous human rights, environmental and labor violations.

CACC invites you to our first public meeting of 2006. Come join us in the struggle to get Coke out of our campus!

The meeting is at 7:30 PM on Thursday, January 26th, 2006
Venue: Education Building, Room 140-A.
Everyone is welcome!