Monday, April 02, 2007

Call to Action: Remind the Chancellor--UIUC Doesn't Want Coke!

On April 4, please call the office of Chancellor Richard Herman (217-333-6290) to remind him that the UIUC community does not want Coke on campus until it 'cleans-up' its act in India. The following short-text might help:

-Introduce yourself as student/staff/faculty/community member.

-"I am calling to express my concerns over the continued silence of the Chancellor's office concerning the University's plans for any future business relationship with Coca-Cola. The company is responsible for environmental degradation and unsafe products in India, not to mention human and labor rights violations in other parts of the world . I urge the University of Illinois administration to take an ethical stand on this issue and join the campus community that says NO to Coke and any other corporations that put profits over sustainability and safety. I further urge you to make a public statement that Coca-Cola will not be allowed on campus as soon as possible.

-After calling, please email to let us know how many calls were made.

Useful resources and updates are located at: India Resource Center