Portland, OR: Drop the Vegan Milk Surcharge Starbucks! PRIDE Outreach
Join PETA and Animal Rights Collective Portland (ARCPDX) at a busy intersection in downtown Portland near the PRIDE festival. Let’s have some fun and dress up in bright rainbow colors! We will be passing out fun pride stickers and vegan condoms (if they arrive in time) and encourage passersby to text STARBUCKS to 73822 and email the CEO asking them to choose love and drop the vegan milk surcharge.
This is a multi-city weekend of action. If you are closer to one of the other cities view the full list of event pages here: https://www.facebook.com/ProtestforAnimalRights/events
Join us for our Juneteenth Vegan Social at Mirisata following this event (1:30-3pm). https://www.facebook.com/events/426764845959420
Starbucks admits that cow’s milk is its biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions, yet it’s still charging up to 80 cents more for lattes made with oat, soy, coconut, or almond milk rather than cow’s milk.
If Starbucks truly wants to “invest in people and the planet” it will stop charging extra for the planet and animal-friendly vegan milks!
Panera, Tim Hortons, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Noah’s New York Bagels, Philz Coffee, and Costa Coffee already offer vegan milk at no extra charge, but Starbucks still tacks an extra fee on drinks made with plant milks.
Starbucks has had ample time to drop their surcharge for alternative milks, and if the surcharge isn’t gone by this day, they will be hearing from all of us.
WHERE: Starbucks at 401 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204
PUBLIC TRANSIT & PARKING:
There are bus and max stops nearby. Plan your trip: https://trimet.org/home/
If you are driving allow time for parking (paid street parking).
The protest will start at 11:30am sharp. We will continue until 12:50pm at which time we will take a group photo and wrap up. After we will head over to the Juneteenth Vegan Social at Mirisata. https://www.facebook.com/events/426764845959420
1. We encourage mask use but it is not required unless requested by an attendee. Please reach out if you or a loved one is immune-compromised or prefer that all attendees wear a mask.
2. Please dress in bright rainbow colors!
3. All materials such as posters and leaflets will be provided by the organizer.
ORGANIZER: Chelsea V Davis
The event is co-hosted by Animal Rights Collective Portland. By attending this event you are agreeing to their Community Guidelines: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kdRlqzS4Le8hWjirxHueS3ODR5os8JbMWUg8O6EvRU0/edit?usp=sharing