GW STUDENTS COOK-OUT TO KICK COKE

Order up: burgers and hot dogs, hold the coke. coke_pic.jpg The George Washington (GW) Progressive Student Union held a cook-out and petition drive Tuesday to demand that GW dump Coca-Cola and switch to local vendors who respect worker and environmental rights. Over 100 students pledged support for the campaign and also agreed to stop purchasing Coca-Cola products. “Overwhelming evidence links the corporation to horrible crimes of murder, kidnapping, and environmental destruction,” said GW sophomore and Progressive Student Union member Nick Savio. “GW should not be rewarding such actions with a lucrative contract.” The campaign is part of a larger nationwide movement that has resulted in 30 schools dropping their contracts with Coca-Cola, including the University of Michigan, Rutgers, Drexel, Smith, and Swarthmore.

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