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Super Bowl Protest: Tackle Corporate Greed!

  • The Home Depot - Minneapolis 1520 New Brighton Boulevard Minneapolis, MN, 55413 United States (map)

The Super Bowl is coming to Minneapolis.

Millions of OUR taxpayer dollars are being poured into this 10 day long elite party around the Superbowl in which corporations will benefit and working class people of color will continue to experience over-policing, wage theft and regressive immigration policy.

That's why CTUL, Navigate, and other organizations are calling on the Home Depot, as a major corporation that benefits from low-wage and immigrant workers and customers, to make a public commitment to:

-Adopt a Responsible Contractor Policy for the cleaning of The Home -Depot’s stores in the Twin Cities,
-Support a clean DREAM Act and use their lobbying power to support and protect immigrant and refugees,
-Support a comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for the thousands of undocumented workers and taxpayers in our country,
-Oppose additional funds going to ICE enforcement, detention centers, or border walls,
-Cut any current contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol.

Join us on February 2nd at 4:30pm at The Home Depot in The Quarry, Minneapolis to let Home Depot and Super Bowl 52 know that we support retail janitors, DREAMers, youth, and others who are calling for an end to poverty wages and regressive immigration policies!

Co-hosted by: Navigate MNMesa LatinaISAIAHUnite Here! Local 17,SEIU Local 26Voices For Racial Justice, and MIRAC - Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee

BACKGROUND
As stated above, millions of our taxpayer dollars are being poured into the 52nd Super Bowl.

As a multi-million dollar taxpayer supported event in Minnesota, the Superbowl has an obligation to hold corporations who benefit from immigrant and working class labor accountable to our communities. 

The Home Depot is a major corporation in our community that depends on immigrant labor and customers. Immigrant communities are facing a crisis of criminalization, deportation, and poverty wages. Janitors who clean Home Depot stores, many of whom are immigrants, are forced to make great sacrifices to feed their families because Home Depot’s janitorial contractor Kimco Services refuses to pay a living wage. Regressive immigration policies tend to drive down wages and undermine working conditions at employers like Kimco Services by keeping immigrants in fear about enforcing their workplace rights.

Retail janitors and DREAMers seek a solution that will improve their conditions but if that solution is not found by January 26th, janitors and their allies will take action in the days leading up to Super Bowl when the attention of the country is turned towards the Twin Cities.