know about Coffee companies are raising money for reproductive rights (update)
“Sticking to coffee” is something coffee is terrible at, historically speaking. Coffee shops have been hotbeds of political debate, activism, and community organizing for centuries. This trend continues today here in the United States, where, following the Supreme Court ruling divisive investment de Roe vs. Wade: Reproductive rights are the focus of a growing number of fundraising campaigns and outreach efforts in the country’s many cafes, restaurantsY bakeries.
Outside of the coffee world, some of the nation’s largest corporations—Procter and Gamble, Conde Nast, Intuit, Zillow, Bank of America, Dick’s Sporting Company, Johnson and Johnson, Meta, Warner Brothers, and Disney—have reflected the the favorable opinion of the majority of Americans on the right to abortion and all have made announcements or posted statements related to their commitment to helping their employees gain access to health care services.
Following suit, large-scale and coffee-adjacent coffee brands have been making similar commitments to their employees. Starbucks, for example, announced earlier this year that it would cover employee travel expenses for abortions, and the company’s senior vice president, Sara Kelly, said in a interview on friday that employees can access this benefit confidentially. “No matter what you believe, no matter where you live, it’s about access to health care,” said Ms. Kelly. Following the leak in May of the Supreme Court opinion that overturned Roe, yogurt company and owner of La Colombe, Chobani, updated its employee health care policy to cover travel and lodging expenses for any employee or dependent (as well as a caregiver) who needs to travel for specialized medical care. including abortions. The policy also includes reimbursement for childcare costs incurred for the trip, according to a memo Chobani COO Kevin Burns sent to employees in May and was shared with. CNN.
Efforts are underway in cities big and small, red and blue states, from Cafe Berlin in Columbia, Missouri host a fundraiser for the Midwest Access Coalition and MO Abortion Fund a vintage coffee in Austin, Texas, which partnered with oat milk company Oatly to donate funds to the Texas-based non-profit organization lilith background. Epoch Coffee will donate $10 from each bag of Feminist Cringe blend (a blend of Ethiopian Gesha and a Castillo coffee from Hacienda El Rodeo in Colombia) and Oatly will match your donation. Coffee is available in all three Epoch Coffee locations.
Some cafes are publication of resources for clients and guests
This is now posted on the register at my neighborhood coffee shop. I can’t tell you anything specific about these organizations, but this type of funding will be a vital resource for women who find it economically challenging to access abortion in states like Texas. pic.twitter.com/HkHInEpPom
– jw (@woolfhound) June 28, 2022
Other cafes are devoting a portion of the sales proceeds to fundraising efforts around the theme of reproductive rights. In Los Angeles, roastery and coffee shop retailer Go Get Em Tiger has announced a $1 donation per purchase of select menu items for the entire month of July to ARC Southeast, along with a direct donation on behalf of the company. And in Portland, Oregon, Reforma Roasters committed all proceeds from coffee bean sales to yes when how.
This feature is being updated, and if your coffee company, or one in your community, is actively fundraising for reproductive rights, please contact us.