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WASHINGTON -- WakeUpWalMart.com, a group affiliated with organized labor that’s leading a national fight to change some of Wal-Mart's policies, said yesterday that more than 66,215 Americans have joined the movement since it was launched on April 5.
"All across America, from towns to cities, from red states to blue states, Americans have made our campaign a true grassroots movement," said Paul Blank, campaign director for WakeUpWalMart.com, in a statement. "We will not stop fighting. We will use every political, legislative, economic, and legal tool available to grow this movement into an army of change. In the days ahead, on behalf of the American people, we will change Wal-Mart into a corporation that reflects the best of American values."
Supporters of the WakeUpWalMart.com effort have signed on to the campaign at public events held by the group, or via the campaign Web site.
The group said its goal is to reach 150,000 supporters by Dec. 31. It noted it has "series of new campaigns that will reach out to Americans all over the nation."