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									MODEL LETTER

Ms. Daisy Fuentes C/O
William Morris Agency
1325 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Fax: (212) 246-3583

Dear Ms. Fuentes,

I am certain that you had no idea that your clothing line was being sewn under
sweatshop conditions for the last two years at the Fribo factory in Guatemala, by
young women abused and stripped of their rights, cheated of their legal wages and
benefits, denied maternity leave, and who have no voice. The workers exist in a
state of terror, knowing they will be immediately fired should they ask for their
legal rights.

Now these workers are asking for your help so that they can be treated with
respect. Their demands are extremely modest asking only that the Fribo factory be
brought into full compliance with Guatemalan labor law.

Also, please know that the worst thing you could do would be to pull your
production from the Fribo factory. These are very poor workers from a rural area
in Guatemala, and they and their children desperately need and depend upon these
jobs to survive. In fact, they are very grateful for the work you have given them.
What they are asking is that you work with the Fribo factory management to clean
up the factory and institute improvements to guarantee that the legal rights of the
workers are finally respected.

You are a well-known and important public figure who has supported many just
causes such as raising breast cancer awareness, and we respect you for that. Would
you also use your celebrity status and public voice to help these and other poor
garment workers across Central America who are denied their legal rights every
day?

Our goal is that Fribo becomes a model factory.

Ms. Fuentes, we want to thank you for anything you can do to help end the
sweatshop abuse endured by tens of thousands of women in Central America. I
hope we can work together for justice, and I anxiously await your response.

Sincerely,

								
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