Somerville residents opposed to Walmart coming to our town have scheduled a campaign day this Saturday, March 31. They will knock on doors, hand out flyers, and ask small business owners to post Stand Up To Walmart signs in their windows.
They will meet at 10 am at Somerville Local First, 21 Properzi Way, which is not far from Market Basket, off Somerville Avenue near the CPCU credit union.
Here’s the notice from Edwin Argueta of Jobs With Justice, which is organizing this effort:
Can you take 1 or 2 hours on Saturday March 31st to help us launch “Stand Up to Walmart” in Somerville? We need your help to talk to as many residents, small businesses owners, and concerned activists about Walmart’s negative impact on local communities. By working together we need to send a strong message to Somerville elected officials NOT to allow our city to become the next victim of Walmart’s predatory business model.
After a quick update of our coalition’s work in Somerville, our plan for Saturday includes the following:
b) Asking small business owners to put up the “Stand Up to Walmart” sign on windows or doors in their locations
c) Handing out flyers and asking the public to sign postcards that will be sent to Somerville elected officials.
d) Talking to Walmart associates
e) Recruiting volunteers to join the coalition
We are planning to cover Broadway, Somerville Avenue, Highland Avenue, Davis Square, and Union Square. And if we have enough volunteers hopefully other important areas in Somerville, which makes your participation crucial.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday,