Greetings from Global Exchange - the human rights organization you count on to educate the US public about the impacts of US and corporate policies, take action against injustice, build positive alternatives AND the organization you traveled with to Cuba to ring in 2011 New Years!
I hope that your memories of your Reality Tours experience will remain with you for a lifetime. As well as celebrating the New Year Cuba style, we believe each of you returned with a new sense of our own capacity and responsibility to impact US foreign policy and further social change.
I am writing to remind you that when you returned from your Reality Tour you became a free member of Global Exchange and we want to stay in touch! By becoming a member, in addition to supporting our struggle for social, economic and environmental justice for all, you
- receive a 10% discount every time you shop at our fair trade stores as well as invitations to member-only 20% discount event in the fall;
- have priority booking on future Reality Tours;
- receive invitations to special events and speaking engagements;
- enjoy free entry into Green Festival: the largest sustainability event in the world, this fall and next spring;
- receive our quarterly newsletter with updates about some of the incredible work being carried out by Global Exchange’s campaigns and programs.
Also, as a supporter of Global Exchange, we’ve added you to select Global Exchange email lists: our flagship list - GX News and Action, the Cuba News list and the Reality Tours list where we post articles from recent travelers from Global Exchange Reality Tours.
As a subscriber to our News and Action list, you’ll hear from us every two weeks – or once a week when we have lots to share – with hard hitting, timely action alerts, updates on our program work, opportunities to travel on Reality Tours, thought pieces from our campaigners and co-founders Medea Benjamin and Kevin Danaher and notices about great upcoming events, speaking tours and local, national and global actions.
We hope that you will become an avid reader and fan of the News and Action list – you can also find us on line at www.globalexchange.org, Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog Network.
One recent blog you might enjoy was written by Slow Food leader Linda Slezak who joined the Food Sovereignty Reality Tour to Cuba this summer. We’ve got another one going January 12 – 23, 2012 to examine sustainable agriculture practices in Cuba.
Many thanks for your ongoing work to support peace and justice.
Reality Tours Director (External Relations)
PS. Your free membership will end in December. You will receive a renewal notice in the mail, and please consider joining for $35. Or, don’t wait! Our GEMS members support us for just $5 a month. Do it now! Sign up here. Global Exchange counts on the support of individuals like yourself to further our work for social, economic and environmental justice here in the U.S. and around the world. Thank you.
PPS. Consider New Years in Cuba again! Learn more here.