Time to stand up for small business in Garden Grove

Wal-Mart’s destructive impact on communities is well- documented. Local competition is driven out, noise and traffic increases, and local governments and taxpayers get a raw deal.

Wal-Mart is planning to open a 170,000-sq. ft. supercenter at Chapman Avenue and Brookhurst Street in Garden Grove and the only thing standing in their way is the City Council.

Concerned individuals are invited to come help to keep a Wal-Mart Supercenter out of Garden Grove. Volunteers will be walking door to door to educate residents and build support for the Main Street Coalition. 

Date:  Saturday, May 12
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
13252 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Meet in the Courtyard

Residents will be able to sign support cards, join the coalition, and receive more information about the campaign.

Friends with low wages“As we build in numbers in the community, the stronger our voice becomes to before the council. It is imperative the community become aware and involved in this campaign so that we can keep Wal-Mart out!,” said Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Frank Barbaro in a letter to local Democrats.

To see some excellent research on Wal-Mart’s impact on our communities, click here.

And just for fun, here is a link to a Garth Brooks Parody about the treatment of Wal-Mart workers from http://www.walmartworkersrights.org/