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network 07/03/2013 - 11:00PM

Stop Killer Coke: Call to Action

From our friends at Stop Killer Coke, who have co-presented many of our screenings of the amazing documentary THE COCA-COLA CASE.

Campaign to Stop Killer Coke
Proxies Urgently Needed for Coca-Cola’s Annual Meeting
March 7, 2013 • Stop Killer Coke Alert

Coca-Cola has announced a date, time and place for their 2013 annual shareholders meeting and shareholders should soon be getting their proxies in the mail. The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke plans to confront the company over their abysmal human rights and environmental record once again and we need your help.

The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 9:30 am, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339.

The annual meeting is the only place where we can challenge Coke's chief policymakers — the top executives and members of the company's board of directors — face-to-face. And, as always, we need help to have a strong presence at Coca-Cola's annual shareholders' meeting.

Three things you can do to help hold Coca-Cola Accountable:

1. If you, or someone you know, have Coca-Cola stock, please contact us immediately, as we need proxies in order to send members of the campaign and our supporters into the annual meeting.

2. Join us at the meeting yourself. If you have concerns about the way Coca-Cola abuses people and the environment, please consider joining us in Atlanta on April 24th. Contact us to coordinate plans.

3. Make a contribution today. The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke is funded by supporters. A contribution of any amount goes a long way in covering the travel expenses involved with attending the annual meeting. A contribution can be made at http://killercoke.org/contribute.php. It will be greatly appreciated.

Please contact the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke at (718) 852-2808 or e-mail us at info [at] killercoke [dot] org">info [at] killercoke [dot] org as soon as possible so we will have time to organize the proxies in time for the meeting.

The annual meeting is an important event for the campaign. At last year’s meeting, two-dozen members of Occupy Atlanta joined us and certainly got the attention of Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent. As the Atlanta Journal Constitutionreported about last year’s meeting, “Protesters shouted a choreographed ‘Point of order. You lie!’ at least half a dozen times as Kent made remarks about everything from the company's commitment to diversity (it's currently embroiled in a discrimination lawsuit in New York) or accusations of worker intimidation in Mexico.”

We look forward to hearing from you!

— The entire team at The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke

 

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