Friday, September 26, 2008

New York "Don't Buy Bolthouse" Demonstration

Media Advisory September 26, 2008 Contact: Fred Karger 619-592-2008

Saturday Demonstration at Whole Foods – Columbus Circle in New York

New York, NY – Californians Against Hate will hold a small mid-day demonstration tomorrow, Saturday, September 27th at 12:30 pm in front of the Whole Foods Market – Columbus Circle Store, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY. The demonstration is part of a national campaign to ask American consumers to “Don’t Buy Bolthouse” (Farms) fruit, vegetable and coffee drinks, carrots (they are the 2nd largest producer in the world) and Bolthouse Farms salad dressings.
William Bolthouse, Jr. contributed $100,000 to California’s Protect Marriage / Yes on Proposition 8. His huge financial support was one of the main reasons that this constitutional initiative qualified for the November 4th ballot. His money helped enable the committee to hire hundreds of paid professional petition circulators to collect the signatures necessary to qualify this initiative for the November ballot. If passed on November 4th, Proposition 8 would eliminate same-sex marriage in California.

Last week Fred Karger, Campaign Manager for Californians Against Hate sent a letter to Bolthouse Farms Chairman, Andre Radandt (William Bolthouse’s son-in-law) in which he said;

“As of Saturday, September 20, 2008, we will embark on an effort to get the message out to the gay and lesbian community and our millions of friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers all over the United States to “Don't Buy Bolthouse.”

There are many other juices, carrot brands, coffee drinks and salad dressings available without the Bolthouse name attached. Right next to the Bolthouse drinks you can choose from Odwalla, Purely Juice, Naked Natural Energy, Jamba and Evolution. Lots of options – just Don’t Buy Bolthouse.

We have set up a web site, too:

“William Bolthouse’s $100,000 contribution is an insult to gay and lesbian Americans. Why should we spend our hard-earned money buying Bolthouse Farms’ products only to have it used against us?” concluded Karger.

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