On May 1, hundreds of thousands of workers are planning to strike for human rights worldwide and businesses are encouraged to close in solidarity.
It’s especially hard for local restaurants and workers to lose a day’s earnings.
Sanctuary Restaurants and Diners United are asking for your help to make sure everyone can participate on May 1.
And all you have to do is like food (and dignity for all.)
Here's How Your Dollars Can Make Real Change
Pledge to buy a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant
(Your credit card won't be charged yet.)
Your pledge + others convince the restaurant to support May 1
If the restaurant closes, then you get the gift certificate!
(Now your card is charged.)
Support a restaurant near you
Foodies have started these campaigns and are looking for your help to convince these restaurants to close on May 1.
Thank You = These restaurants have committed to close! Buy a gift certificate to chip in and say thanks!
Supporting the hard-working employees who help their businesses profit should be common sense for owners. In fact, many owners want to join their workers in action by closing shop on May 1st. However, businesses that have taken a stance for human rights have garnered a fair share of praise and backlash.
Spendrise is how we support those who have the most to lose -- the workers speaking up on May 1st. This approach leverages what businesses want -- our spending -- for causes we love -- rights and dignity for all. When you “back this campaign” you are pledging to spend money at these restaurants if they close or offer paid time off for its workers participating on May 1st.
You can pledge now and pay later: you will only get charged when the restaurant closes or gives paid time off. These funds will help to recoup the lost wages and tips employees would be earning. The more we raise, the more support we give to business owners to act on their values.
Join any of these Spendrise campaigns to show your favorite restaurants that they have enthusiastic customers that support workers' rights. If you don’t see the meal you’re hankering for, start a campaign to get the business more customers.