Tomorrow Walmart is hosting their giant annual meeting in Arkansas to plot the next moves for the world’s biggest retailer.
Chances are high Walmart will pledge higher salaries for top executives, keep paying their associates incredibly low wages, and set course for spreading more big box, scandal-ridden, community-destroying stores across the planet.
The 99% will be standing up to Walmart’s unbelievable greed in the streets of Fayetteville — but we also want to help paint a picture of the world we want. So we’re asking folks to use this Friday to shout-out your favorite local business on Twitter.
What stores give you delight, provide jobs, and strengthen your local economy? What coffee shops, book store, auto-mechanic, dance club, burrito-maker do you just love–and wish your friends would check out?
Tomorrow: please take a moment to shout-out your favorite local businesses. Just add #FF as well as the hashtags #NotWalmart and #99Power. And if you can fit it: #WMTshares
For example: you might tweet:
Today is Walmart’s Shareholder Mtg, so I’m shouting out my fav local businesses. #FF: @_______ @_______ @______ #NotWalmart #99Power
What’s #FollowFriday? It’s a Twitter tradition of using Fridays to recommended your favorite accounts on Twitter — and encourage your other friends to follow them too.
Thanks so much for giving this a whirl! We saw this morning that 99% pressure is making a real difference — when Walmart withdrew from ALEC. SO let’s make tomorrow HUGE, as we build up our communities and keep the heat in the streets.
Send us your tweets to @the99power and we’ll try to retweet you!