Making Change at Walmart is making sure workers' voices are heard by Walmart, and standing up for the rights of Walmart workers everywhere.
A key moment in our campaign is coming up in just a few weeks, when Walmart's shareholders gather for their annual meeting at Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Walmart workers will be out in force standing up against Walmart’s retaliation against -- and attempts to silence -- those who speak out for respect, better working conditions, and a living wage, and we need to make sure the workers affected by the deadly factory collapse and fires in Bangladesh are represented and heard.
How? By bringing a survivor and a former child garment worker and organizer (Sumi Abedin and Kalpona Akter) to the meetings -- and showing that there’s a crowd of folks out there ready to make this happen.
It'll take $8,700:
- $5,000 for their flights ($2,500 each, for airfare from Bangladesh and for some flights within the US)
- $3,000 for their food and lodging ($1,500 each)
- $700 for Indiegogo fees (7%)
And anything more we raise will go directly to making sure Walmart workers can keep fighting for change in how Walmart does business -- in the US and abroad.
What You Can Get
In addition to knowing you're directly helping force Walmart into improving its working conditions around the world, here's what you'll get for chipping in:
- $10: Our heartfelt thanks!
- $25: Your name on a Wall of Funders page on our site
- $100: A personal note from Walmart US workers and Bangladesh workers
- $200: Framed Photo of Walmart Workers and Bangladesh Workers Together
- $500: Personal shoutout on Making Change at Walmart’s Facebook page
- $2,000: Personal hip hop thank you video
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't donate (or in addition to pitching in!), please:
- Share this campaign on Facebook, twitter, and anywhere else you can reach people!
- Add your name to our petition calling on Walmart to improve conditions for its workers. We'll be delivering the petition in-person during the shareholder meeting, too.