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Support the Showdown at Coca-Cola's Annual Meeting

The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke seeks your help!

The 2012 Coca-Cola Annual Meeting will be held:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339

With five weeks left before the meeting, we're busy preparing for what we expect to be another clash between the perpetual lies of Coca-Cola and all of us seeking change and justice for Coke's many victims.

There are three ways you can help. Please:

  1. Make a donation of $1.50 (the cost of a 20 ounce bottle of Coca-Cola) or more to the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke to help us raise $4,000 to cover expenses.
  2. Contact us if you own Coca-Cola stock and would like to offer your proxies so someone can attend the annual meeting.
  3. Join us on April 25th starting at 8:30 am to demonstrate against Coke outside the meeting or to challenge Coke's top policymakers inside the meeting.

Your support will help ensure that we have many people inside the meeting and that we will have signs for the demonstration, literature to hand out and once again our famous mobile billboard will be in Atlanta and outside the meeting.

Your support is also critical in ensuring an effective showdown with Coke's one percenters — CEO Muhtar Kent and Coca-Cola's Board of Directors. Kent "earned" more than $29,000,000 dollars last year as Coke's victims around the world suffer from labor, human rights and environmental abuses.

Recently, the Campaign became aware of new issues of abuse. According to a March 16, 2012 article in the New York Daily News, "Coke's not it: 16 workers sue, call giant 'cesspool' of racial discrimination," a group of 16 black and Latino Coke production workers in New York City and in Westchester County, New York, are currently suing Coca-Cola. This is only the latest in a long line of racial discrimination suits including the Ingram vs. Coca-Cola $192.5 million racial discrimination settlement in 2001 and the $495,000 Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated settlement in 2010.

On January 26, 2012, in Barranquilla, Colombia, another SINALTRAINAL union leader/Coke worker, 48-year old father Ricardo Ramon Paublott Gomez was murdered by gunfire by two unidentified assailants aboard a public bus. This continued violence against Coca-Cola unionists in Colombia must stop now.

Coca-Cola Refreshments Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Gene Rackley, represents Coke on American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) "Private Enterprise" Board, along with Koch Industries ' Michael Morgan. ALEC leads the way to push right-wing legislation to bust unions and to reduce the voting population, especially among blacks, Latinos, students and seniors.

The annual shareholder meeting is the one time each year we can go face-to-face with Coca-Cola's policymakers. Please help make this a memorable event.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Ray Rogers
Campaign to Stop Killer Coke
1 (718) 852-2808


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