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  • Challenge the Big Food lobby!

    For decades, McDonald's has flexed its political muscle in Washington, D.C. and state capitols through the powerful National Restaurant Association (NRA). The unprecedented expansion of corporate power under the Trump administration, has given McDonald's and the "other NRA" even more license to run roughshod over workers' rights and critical protections for our health and environment. The NRA has long stood in the way of raising the minimum wage and has bitterly opposed eliminating the subminimum wage for tipped workers.

    But we're not going to let them!

    Tell your members of Congress you stand in solidarity with restaurant and fast food workers across the country. Demand that they represent their constituents and not the special interests of Big Food corporations like McDonald's, Yum! Brands, and Darden.

  • Our human right to water in Lagos is under attack

    Lawmakers in Lagos recently passed a bill imposing draconian new rules that threaten and even criminalize water access in Lagos. This is an outrageous assault on our human right to water. Show the government in Lagos that we will defend the human right to water everywhere, and stand with the people of Lagos:

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro -- Hold Veolia Accountable for the lead crisis in Pittsburgh!

    In 2012, the private water corporation Veolia secured a contract to manage the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) , claiming that it could save the utility money and help it run more "efficiently."

    Under Veolia leadership, decision-makers implemented a dangerous cost-cutting measure, violating state and federal law by changing the corrosion control treatment without obtaining prior approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Veolia profited from the switch to a cheaper chemical, pocketing 50 percent of the "savings" generated.

    Now the City of Pittsburgh is experiencing a lead crisis -- nearly 20 percent of homes tested by the PWSA in December 2016 have lead levels exceeding the EPA action level. This high level of contamination puts people in Pittsburgh at risk of health problems ranging from neurological damage to cardiovascular issues. Children are especially vulnerable.

    Veolia received over $11 million in payments over the course of its contract in Pittsburgh, and has left the utility (and ratepayers) to foot the bill for the expensive lead service line replacements now mandated by the DEP as a result of Veolia's reckless management. We must hold Veolia accountable and ensure justice for Pittsburgh residents!

  • Call your senators: Reject Rex Tillerson!

    Recently retired Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has spent his career putting Exxon Mobil’s profits above the needs of people and the environment, and now he could become the U.S. Secretary of State. Appointing the head  of the world’s largest (and perhaps the most destructive) private oil corporation at the upper echelon of U.S. diplomacy is incredibly dangerous.

    Exxon Mobil has been a top funder of climate change denial for decades, even though the corporation’s own scientists sounded the alarm way back in the 1970s. To add insult to injury, Exxon Mobil capitalized on the confusion it caused to undermine policy and delay lifesaving action, robbing humanity of a generation’s worth of action to reverse climate change. As a result of Exxon Mobil’s deceit, countless people have lost their homes and even their homelands. And now Tillerson is poised to join a Trump administration that is slamming the door on refugees.

    Both of your senators need to hear from you today, regardless of what you’ve heard about their stated position. We need to empower those already opposing Tillerson to actively organize their colleagues to join the resistance. And we need to pressure moderate senators from both parties to oppose him too. The firestorm of the last few days has put Tillerson’s confirmation in question. Take action before it’s too late!

    Tillerson’s nomination is on the Senate’s agenda right now, so call both of your senators today! The Senate switchboard (202-224-3121) can connect you, or you can easily look up your senators’ direct office numbers.

    NOTE: Some offices are getting so many calls this week that they're having a hard time keeping up! If you can’t get through, please set a reminder for yourself to call back later.

  • Sign up for our virtual organizing training

    Will you join us in taking a stand? When we take action together, we can achieve great things. We’re training up a whole crew of activists who are ready and willing to challenge Trump’s corporate agenda across the country.

    Attend a training to plug into a nationwide campaign to challenge corporate power under Trump.

    WHAT: Virtual organizing training
    WHEN: Monday February, 6 at 7 PM Eastern, 6 PM Central, 5 PM Mountain, and 4 PM Pacific.

  • Tell us your protest plans & get a sign

    There are hundreds of rallies, marches, protests, teach-ins, and demonstrations planned over the next few weeks to challenge Trump's climate-change-denying, pro-corporate, racist, sexist, and xenophobic agenda.

    Will you be part of them?

    We're ramping up to resist Trump's agenda, and I'd love to know what you are doing over the next few weeks to do the same. It will help us as we plan future events around this issue.

    Tell us your plans and then download signs to show the world you will stand up to corporate power to protect our democracy.

    If you are going to be in Washington, DC, join us at a teach-in on January 21. It will take place at All Souls Unitarian Church at 1500 Harvard St, NW from 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

  • Thank President Obama for taking a step toward climate justice

    President Obama just released $500 million for people around the globe dealing with the disastrous effects of climate change.

    This is a huge victory, and a powerful beginning to our resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda. Nearly 100,000 people like you and over 100 partner organizations took coordinated action -- and we got results.

    Thank President Obama for taking this step toward climate justice amid competing priorities and in the short time he had left.

  • Take action: Call the Obama Administration before it’s too late!

    As President Obama prepares to leave office, he's taking actions to cement his legacy. There's one action he can take to move the world forward on climate change--an action Donald Trump can't undo. Take a moment to call the Obama Administration and urge them to release the funding the U.S. promised to the Green Climate Fund. This money will go to people around the world who are dealing with the catastrophic effects of climate change right now.

    First, dial one of these numbers: 

    Call the White House:
    Dial 202-395-5750 (Council on Environmental Quality)If nobody answers, press '0' for the operator, and if prompted to leave a message, do so.

    Call Secretary of State John Kerry:

    Dial 202-647-4000 (TTY: 800-877-8339) then press 4 and ask to be connected to "O.E.S." (Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs).

    Then say:

  • Be the turning point: Join the corporate accountability action league.

    Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president brings into focus just how broken our economic and political systems are. We know Trump won’t be the one to fix them. Already, his rhetoric and Cabinet choices indicate that the Trump administration will be an agent for deepening crony capitalism and expanding corporate influence. The result will be even more economic injustice, racism, and inequity.

    For all of us working for justice, equity, and peace, a Trump presidency presents great challenges. But we MUST rise to these challenges, and we must begin today. Now is the time to commit to being resilient, bold, and dedicated to standing up for our common good, our humanity, our democracy, and our planet.

  • Be the turning point: Join the corporate accountability action league.

    Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president brings into focus just how broken our economic and political systems are. We know Trump won’t be the one to fix them. Already, his rhetoric and Cabinet choices indicate that the Trump administration will be an agent for deepening crony capitalism and expanding corporate influence. The result will be even more economic injustice, racism, and inequity.

    For all of us working for justice, equity, and peace, a Trump presidency presents great challenges. But we MUST rise to these challenges, and we must begin today. Now is the time to commit to being resilient, bold, and dedicated to standing up for our common good, our humanity, our democracy, and our planet.

  • President Obama: Step up for climate justice -- before the climate denier takes office!

    Yes! We sign on to this call to President Obama to release the remaining $2.5 billion to fund climate justice.

  • President Obama: Step up for climate justice -- before the climate denier takes office!

    Donald Trump plans to do everything he can to reverse progress on climate change. His policies threaten disaster for people and the planet.

    But there’s one thing President Obama can do before he leaves office that Trump cannot undo.

    The U.S. has promised to pay $3 billion into a fund that will help people in Global South countries dealing with climate change disasters right now. If Obama releases that money before he leaves office, it will have a huge impact on the lives of billions of people around the world -- and Trump won’t be able to touch it.

    Donald Trump has made clear he plans to end funding for climate progress. But Obama can release the money the U.S. has pledged right now -- and send a strong message to the rest of the world that progress on climate change must continue, no matter who is in the White House.

    Add your name to tell Obama: Money is a critical component of securing global climate justice. Make good on your pledge before the climate denier takes the White House!

  • Be the turning point: Join the corporate accountability action league.

    Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president brings into focus just how broken our economic and political systems are. We know Trump won’t be the one to fix them. Already, his rhetoric and Cabinet choices indicate that the Trump administration will be an agent for deepening crony capitalism and expanding corporate influence. The result will be even more economic injustice, racism, and inequity.

    For all of us working for justice, equity, and peace, a Trump presidency presents great challenges. But we MUST rise to these challenges, and we must begin today. Now is the time to commit to being resilient, bold, and dedicated to standing up for our common good, our humanity, our democracy, and our planet.

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  • Sign the petition to Congress: stand up to the bottled water industry and support our parks!

    The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), an industry trade association, has been manipulating our Congressional budget process for almost a year to stop our national parks from increasing access to the tap and becoming bottled-water-free.

    Last year, hundreds of thousands of people like you called on their Members of Congress to protect our parks from this egregious interference —and it worked!

    But the industry’s lobby is at it again this year and managed to plant language into the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill that would pad the profits of the bottled water industry at the expense of our parks and the environment.

    We can’t let this happen. More and more national parks are becoming bottled-water-free, reducing our ecological footprint in these natural treasures. And when parks promote the tap instead of bottled water, it sends a message: Bottled water is anything but green and, like our parks, our drinking water is not for sale.

    By becoming bottled-water-free, our national parks are leading by example, protecting the environment and the human right to water. We must stop the bottled water industry’s latest aggressive attempt to curb this growing movement.

  • Take Action!

    Emboldened by Donald Trump's victory, Big Oil is already trying to advance its interests with even more impunity.

    ExxonMobil has been bullying the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York for doing their jobs -- investigating what the corporation knew about climate change, and when. Just two days after the election, ExxonMobil has revealed that it is expanding the list of attorneys general it is targeting -- to 17. This is a blatant intimidation campaign to stop public officials for standing up for people's rights. If Exxon knew about climate change for decades but hid the truth to preserve its profits, the attorneys general should be able to investigate the corporation without fear of intimidation. 

    This is just one sobering example of what is to come. And it's a clear sign that now, more than ever, we must act and organize to hold corporations accountable. 

    Sign below and stand in support of these attorneys general:

  • Come learn how to stop McTeacher’s Nights

    Now is the time to stop McTeacher’s Nights. These “fundraisers” encourages kids to eat junk food by having teachers and school administrators promote and work at a local McDonald’s in exchange for a tiny percentage of the evening’s sales. 

    Join fellow activists from around the Los Angeles area for a campaign action meeting to learn more about the issue, find out how you can get involved, and help shape our plans to end McTeachers Nights.

  • MCDONALD'S: NO MORE TOXIC TATERS!

    McDonald's claims that its potatoes are produced sustainably, but rural residents in central Minnesota know differently: pesticide drift from potato fields is a major problem. Hazardous pesticides applied to McDonald's potatoes may cause chronic health problems, damage nearby crops and livestock, and disrupt local ecosystems. Tell McDonald's to do the right thing and transition to truly sustainable potato production.

  • Sign the petition to your U.N. representatives & protect climate policy from big polluters:

    You wouldn’t let the fox guard the henhouse, so why would you allow big polluters and those representing their interests to participate in creating climate change policy? This is the question that many government delegates are asking as we prepare for the U.N. climate talks.

    Climate change-related events are already devastating communities, and the very future of our planet is on the line. Now is the time for strong action on climate. But the fossil fuel industry is doing everything it can to protect its profits, including making sure its interests are represented in the policymaking arena.

    The good news is that just a few months ago, many government delegates raised the issue of conflicts of interest at the latest U.N. climate treaty meeting — the first time this issue had ever been discussed in over 20 years of climate policy. Now we need to make sure that every government will stand with these leaders to address conflicts of interest in climate policy.

    Call on your government to protect climate policy from big polluters and address conflicts of interest at the U.N.

  • Sign the petition to your U.N. representatives: protect climate policy from big polluters

     

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    Thank you for sending a letter to the owners of local McDonald’s restaurants. Will you do even more to stop McTeacher’s Nights?

    Make a phone call and tell Mr. Clay Paschen, III, President of McDonald’s Operators' Association of Southern California, to stop using our schools to market junk food to our children.

    First make the call. Dial (805) 484-0459; press 4, then press 2. (This will direct you to Mr. Paschen's assistant.)

    Ask for Mr. Clayton Paschen and say:

  • URGE LOCAL MCDONALD'S TO STOP PUSHING MCTEACHER'S NIGHTS

    McDonald's is using our schools to stage predatory marketing events aimed at our children. McTeacher’s nights are “fundraisers” that enlist teachers and school administrators to wear branded t-shirts and work behind the counter, serving McDonald’s fast food to students. This practice exploits teachers, schools, and communities.

    That is why United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers and administrators in Los Angeles Unified School District, has called for an end to McTeacher’s Nights. Join them and tell local McDonald’s franchise owners to stop using our schools to market their junk food to children:

  • Kick big polluters out of climate talks!

    You wouldn’t let the fox guard the henhouse, so why would you allow big polluters and those representing their interests to participate in creating climate change policy? This is the question that many government delegates are asking as we prepare for the U.N. climate talks.

    Climate change-related events are already devastating communities, and the very future of our planet is on the line. Now is the time for strong action on climate. But the fossil fuel industry is doing everything it can to protect its profits, including making sure its interests are represented in the policymaking arena.

    The good news is that just a few months ago, many government delegates raised the issue of conflicts of interest at the latest U.N. climate treaty meeting -- the first time this issue had ever been discussed in over 20 years of climate policy. Now we need to make sure that every government will stand with these leaders to address conflicts of interest in climate policy.

    Call on your government to protect climate policy from big polluters and address conflicts of interest at the U.N.

  • Take action: Call World Bank decision-makers!

    Call World Bank leaders and urge them to divest from private water corporations right now.

    Water privatization can be a complex issue, so don't worry if you're not an expert! The important thing is that we're making these calls to amplify the voices of people around the world and hold the World Bank directly accountable. If you have any questions, we're happy to answer them at OurWaterOurRight@stopcorporateabuse.org.

    First dial one of these numbers:

    • 202-458-0042: Dr. Jim Yong Kim (Dr. Kim), President of the World Bank Group

    • 202-473-4616: Jennifer Sara (Ms. Sara), Director of the Global Water Practice for the World Bank Group

    Then say: 

  • World Bank: Divest from private water corporations

    The World Bank continues to invest in private water corporations, putting its actions at odds with its stated mission of poverty alleviation. It is enriching itself and its corporate clients at the expense of people and public systems in need of funding worldwide.

    In the Global North and South alike, private water corporations have:

    • Failed to adequately invest in public water systems infrastructure.
    • Raised water rates and impeded affordability and access.
    • Committed labor violations.
    • Rolled back democratic controls of water systems. 


    But the World Bank Group continues to invest in water corporations with loans, equity, credit guarantees, and more. 

    A growing movement of people worldwide is calling for investment in public, democratically controlled water systems. Their clear message: The World Bank must divest from private water corporations and recommit to lasting public solutions.

    Read more on the case for the World Bank to divest

    Read U.S. Representative Gwen Moore's April 2016 letter to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim . 

    Learn more about our campaign to Challenge Corporate Control of Water

    Sign up to learn more!

  • Sign the petition to your U.N. representatives: protect climate policy from big polluters

     

  • The Bottled Water Industry is at it again.

    Bottled water has devastating environmental impacts, from the petroleum-based bottle production to the billions of bottled that end up in landfills every year.

    In our national parks, bottled water is a huge source of waste--for example, Zion National Park removed approximately 5,000 pounds of trash from its waste stream annually by going bottled water free. That is why parks across the country are choosing to implement bottled-water-free policies, which are centered around increasing access to tap water around the parks.

    But the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) -- the bottled water industry’s trade association and a mouthpiece for Nestlé in Congress -- has once again prodded lawmakers to introduce  language into the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that would make it illegal for parks to spend their funding to go bottled-water-free, outrageously protecting the profits of the bottled water industry at the expense of our parks and the environment.

    Urge your members of Congress to stand up for our national parks! Sign below:

  • Kick big polluters out of climate talks!

    Today, we are facing the prospect of the destruction of life as we know it and irreversible damage to our planet due to climate change. Scientists are telling us with ever more urgency that we must act quickly to stop extracting fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the world’s largest polluters have prevented progress on bold climate action for far too long.

    We call on the Parties to the UNFCCC to protect the UN climate talks and climate policymaking around the world from the influence of big polluters. The world is looking to the next round of negotiations – in Paris this December – for decisive action on climate. This is a pivotal moment to create real solutions. We need a strong outcome from the Paris talks in order to seize the momentum of a growing global movement, and to urge leaders to take bolder action to address the climate crisis.

  • Tell Pokemon Go: Don’t be a tool for predatory marketing

    Niantic, Inc. -- the producer of smartphone craze Pokemon Go -- is now offering paid sponsorships. And, unsurprisingly, McDonald’s is one of the first to sign up. Already, every McDonald’s in Japan is a Pokemon hot spot -- and when children arrive to play, they’re enticed with Happy Meals with a Pokemon toy inside.

    Being lured to a junk food store -- or any other sponsor’s establishment -- should not be part of any game played by children. And it’s wrong to use a child’s location and gameplay data to target them with ads.

    Take action: Call on Niantic to remove sponsored PokeStops and gyms for players under age 13, and stop using kids’ data to target them with predatory marketing.

  • Tell Rep. Lamar Smith: #ExxonKnew And We Won't Back Down.

    Texas Representative Lamar Smith, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has subpoenaed Attorneys General Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Eric Schneiderman of New York, and other climate allies for their work on #ExxonKnew. It’s time to send a message: WE WON’T BACK DOWN.

    The 10 members of Congress who signed attack letters to climate allies have collectively received nearly $85,000 in contributions from ExxonMobil in the last decade alone. Smith himself got $432,150 from the oil and gas industry since 2008. No wonder they’re subpoenaing nonprofits and not Exxon.

    This counter-investigation by Exxon cronies in the House of Representatives is a sham, and it is more evidence that Exxon is terrified of having its climate deception get dragged into the light of day.

    Please add you name to this call -- fraud is not free speech. Lamar Smith and Exxon need to back off and let state attorneys general and climate allies keep working for the answers we all deserve -- When did Exxon know about climate change and what did it do to hide it?

  • Tell your state senator: No to water profiteers in Massachusetts

    You helped stop the House amendments that would have opened the door to private water corporations! Thank you! Your quick action generated so much attention that the sponsors of the amendments withdrew them.

    But tomorrow, the MA State Senate will vote on a bill that contains a dangerous amendment that could roll out the red carpet for water privatization across the state. This bill would allow corporations like Veolia to submit unsolicited proposals to take over our water systems, access public funding to pad their private profits, and lock in our cities and towns to contracts lasting up to 20 years.

    This is unacceptable. Communities all across the U.S. have rejected these abusive contracts, standing up for water as public good and human right. We can do the same thing here in Massachusetts -- as long as our reps get the message loud and clear. Take action now!

  • Tell your state rep: No to water profiteers in Massachusetts!

    This afternoon, the MA state legislature will vote on a bill that contains three dangerous amendments that could roll out the red carpet for water privatization across the state. This bill would allow corporations like Veolia to submit unsolicited proposals to take over our water systems, access public funding to pad their private profits, and lock in our cities and towns to contracts lasting up to 20 years.

    This is unacceptable. Communities all across the U.S. have rejected these abusive contracts, standing up for water as public good and human right. We can do the same thing here in Massachusetts -- as long as our reps get the message loud and clear. Take action now!

  • Stand up to Big Tobacco’s bullying!

    In late April, Bungon Ritthiphakdee received a letter from a consultant representing the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), a front group for the tobacco industry. The letter was designed to intimidate Bungon and her organization, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), in the lead-up to the next important meeting for the global tobacco treaty in November.

    SEATCA is a small but extremely effective organization based in Thailand, and a longtime partner of Corporate Accountability International. It is outrageous -- but not surprising -- that Big Tobacco would attempt to bully and silence an organization that’s saving lives in the lead-up to the treaty meetings.

    Add your voice to make clear to Big Tobacco and its front groups that people around the world stand with SEATCA!

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  • Thank Grady Memorial Hospital for kicking out McDonald's!

     In a big victory for public health, Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta just announced that it will not renew its contract with its on-site McDonald's.

    For decades, McDonald's has attempted to use institutions like hospitals to health-wash its brand. Thanks to action by thousands of people like you, there are now only 13 hospitals left in the country with a McDonald's on the premises. Grady's announcement shows true leadership for children's health and demonstrates the power of your voice.

     

    Send a message to Grady's CEO John Haupert thanking him for standing up for children's health, and urging him to replace McDonald's with a healthy, sustainable option!

  • Tell Grady Memorial Hospital: It's time to kick McDonald's out!

    It makes no sense for children to be treated for diet-related disease on one floor of a hospital, and be marketed to by the world’s most recognized junk food brand on another.

    Yet that’s exactly what is happening at hospitals around the country — and parents, educators, health professionals, and hospital administrators have had enough. Already, across the country, hospital administrations are standing up for the health of the communities they serve by ending their contracts with on-site McDonald’s.

    Next week (Tuesday Jun 28th), Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta will decide whether or not to renew its contract with its on-site McDonald’s. Send CEO John Haupert a message: It’s time for junk food in hospitals to go the way of tobacco. Kick McDonald’s out!

  • Stand with NYC: Show Mayor Bill de Blasio and other mayors your support for dumping Veolia!

    Victory! New York City just ended its contract with notorious water privatizer Veolia. Now, it’s time to stop Veolia in its tracks across the U.S.

    Veolia had used its contract to extract profit from the city, recommending dangerous measures to cut corners and defer costs. All the while, it promoted its contract in New York to attempt to advance its water-privatizing agenda in other cities around the U.S. No longer!

    Send a message to Mayor de Blasio thanking him for dumping Veolia and standing up for public water. Send your message using the form below:

  • Tell McDonald’s: End abuses to workers, kids’ health, and the environment!

    McDonald’s claims to care about workers, kids’ health, and the environment. But actions speak louder than words: from using front groups like the National Restaurant Association to undermine progress on workers’ rights, to enlisting teachers to peddle its junk to their own students at so-called “McTeacher’s Nights,” it’s clear that this corporation will stop at nothing in its pursuit of profits.

    It’s time to end the doublespeak, stop the marketing and PR, and start making real changes. That’s why we’re taking these demands to top executives at McDonald’s shareholders’ meeting -- and we need you with us. Thank you for taking action to hold McDonald’s accountable!

     

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  • Thank you for protecting the human right to water, Rep. Moore

    Wisconsin’s Rep. Gwen Moore just issued a powerful public letter calling on the World Bank to stop funding and promoting water privatization pending an independent review and congressional hearings. 

    Rep. Moore’s leadership in challenging water privatization and violations of the human right to water is powerful: she is the Ranking Member of a U.S. House subcommittee with jurisdiction over World Bank affairs.

    Send a message thanking Rep. Moore and encouraging her to continue her leadership.

    In addition to signing the petition, please add your organization(s) by emailing WaterActionMKE@StopCorporateAbuse.org.
  • TELL DIRECTOR JARVIS WE SUPPORT HIM!


    Parks across the country have taken steps to Think Outside the Bottle. Now, the bottled water industry is throwing aroundits economic and political might to protect its multi-billion-dollar business. It’s even attempting to enlist Congress to try to stop parks from going bottled water free.

    Wednesday, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis will testify before a congressional appropriations committee -- and he’s likely to face attacks by the industry and its supporters.

    Stand with Jarvis: Let him know you support our parks going bottled water free! 

  • Investigate Exxon’s Lies

    Big news broke last year: Exxon knew about climate change in the 1970s. And surprise, surprise, it’s been promoting climate denial and subverting climate policy in the decades since.

    Exxon didn’t come clean about what it found, and has spent tens of millions of dollars over the past forty years, along with the rest of the world’s biggest polluters, trying to convince us all that climate change isn’t real. When that didn’t work, it said climate change isn’t that bad, and when that failed, it said, “Oh hey, it’s not our fault.”

    And the result of all this deception? An almost total lack of political will to implement effective climate policy that could have saved us all from the disaster we’re currently facing

    We’re talking about what could be the largest case of fraud in human history.

    It’s no secret that Exxon is a blight on the planet. But right now, we have a chance to push its oily lies out into broad daylight and hold it accountable for its deception.

    New York State’s Attorney General already started an investigation, and AGs across the country are thinking about following suit. But they need to know that we’re watching, and that we demand they act now.

    This type of pressure is what reined in the enormous power of Big Tobacco in the 1990s -- creating the political will to implement effective tobacco control policies. It’s time for Big Oil to get the same treatment.

    So please, join the call: Exxon needs to tell the truth and face the consequences of its lies and fraud.

  • Stand with Nagpur: Tell the World Bank to stop pushing water privatization in India!

     Water privatization, backed by the World Bank, has been devastating for the city of Nagpur, India. Residents face everything from contaminated water to irregular access to skyrocketing rate hikes. Despite this, the World Bank is promoting Nagpur’s privatization as a success story -- to replicate in as many as 600 cities across India.  Tell the World Bank to stop pushing water privatization in India by sending this email to World Bank decision makers. 


  • Stand with Nagpur: Tell the World Bank to stop pushing water privatization in India!

    Water privatization, backed by the World Bank, has been devastating for the city of Nagpur, India. Residents face everything from contaminated water to irregular access to skyrocketing rate hikes. Despite this, the World Bank is promoting Nagpur’s privatization as a success story -- to replicate in as many as 600 cities across India.  Tell the World Bank to stop pushing water privatization in India by sending this email to World Bank decision makers. 

                                                                                                                                         

  • Stand with communities in India against water privatization

    Water is our most essential public resource, and it is vital that it be managed by public utilities for the public interest, not private profit. The World Bank continues to promote and fund water privatization despite the failure of this model around the globe.

    Stand with the people of Nagpur today and tell the World Bank to stop pushing its dangerous water privatization schemes.

    In addition to signing the petition, please add your organization(s) by emailing water@stopcorporateabuse.org.

  • Tell your representative to sign on to Rep. Grijalva’s letter

    As you may know, more and more national parks are standing up to bottled water corporations and going bottled water free, choosing to install sustainable bottle refilling stations instead.  But recently, the Nestlé-backed International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) used its lobbyists to pressure Congress to include a provision in an appropriations bill aimed to prevent parks from bucking bottled water.

    Representative Raúl Grijalva sent a letter to his colleagues in Congress, urging them to support our national parks in going bottled water free and oppose IBWA’s dirty tricks to block our parks from doing so. Tell your representative to sign on to Rep. Grijalva’s letter and support our national parks in going bottled water free

  • Pledge to stop the TPP

    Breaking news: After years of secrecy, the text of the dangerous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement was just released and it’s even worse than we thought.

    The TPP will grant more than 9,000 corporations new tools to attack public health and environmental protections in the U.S. And it will reduce the availability of lifesaving drugs by extending patents for Big Pharma.

    Please pledge to act to stop the dangerous TPP.

  • Tell Superintendent Lehnertz: Make Golden Gate National Recreation Area bottled water free.

    Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of our country’s most iconic national parks, has an opportunity to take a stand to protect the environment and send a clear message to the bottled water industry: Our water, like our national parks, is not for sale!  By going bottled water free and ensuring access to clean, safe tap water, Golden Gate can demonstrate its leadership as a steward of the environment and of California’s precious water resources.

    Tell Superintendent Lehnertz: Make Golden Gate National Recreation Area bottled water free.

  • Take Action: Tell Congress you want our parks bottled water free

    The International Bottled Water Association, an industry trade association and a mouthpiece for Nestle in Congress, wants to stop our national parks from increasing access to the tap and becoming bottled-water-free.

    We can’t let this happen. More and more national parks are becoming bottled-water-free, profoundly reducing our ecological footprint in these natural treasures. And when parks promote the tap instead of bottled water, it sends a message that reverberates far and wide: Bottled water is anything but green, and like our parks, our drinking water is not for sale.

    By becoming bottled-water-free, our national parks are leading by example by protecting not only the environment, but also the human right to water. We must stop the bottled water industry’s aggressive attempt to curb this growing movement.

  • Tell McDonald’s: Leave our schools alone

    At an event it calls McTeachers Nights, McDonald’s has teachers “work” behind the counter of a local store and sell burgers, fries, and shakes to their own students. The burger giant uses these events to market its junk food to impressionable young students -- children the corporation hopes to turn into lifelong customers of its junk food brand. You can check out the full letter here.

    Enough is enough. Tell McDonald’s to leave our schools -- and our children -- alone, and stop McTeacher’s Nights!

  • Tell CEO Steve Easterbrook: Stop marketing junk food to children!

    McDonald’s wants us to believe it’s modern and progressive -- without making any of the necessary changes to earn that description. That’s why we’re telling McDonald’s it’s time to walk the talk – a “modern, progressive burger company”   would not exploit a child’s vulnerability to market a junk food brand. 

    Stand with us and tell McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook to stop marketing McDonald’s junk food to children.

  • Stop NAFTA on steroids

    After years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other countries just finalized the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive and corporate-driven trade agreement. The TPP has been negotiated by and for corporate interests, and the result is an agreement that is bad for public health, the environment, and jobs.

    In order to secure passage of the TPP, the White House has pressured Congress to fast track the TPP. And now, the TPP could come before Congress for an up-or-down vote in early 2016, and our members of Congress must vote no.

  • Keep big polluters out of climate talks!

    Today, we are facing the prospect of the destruction of life as we know it and irreversible damage to our planet due to climate change. Scientists are telling us with ever more urgency that we must act quickly to stop extracting fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the world’s largest polluters have prevented progress on bold climate action for far too long.

    We call on the Parties to the UNFCCC to protect the UN climate talks and climate policymaking around the world from the influence of big polluters. The world is looking to the next round of negotiations – in Paris this December – for decisive action on climate. This is a pivotal moment to create real solutions. We need a strong outcome from the Paris talks in order to seize the momentum of a growing global movement, and to urge leaders to take bolder action to address the climate crisis.

  • Keep big polluters out of climate talks!

    Today, we are facing the prospect of the destruction of life as we know it and irreversible damage to our planet due to climate change. Scientists are telling us with ever more urgency that we must act quickly to stop extracting fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the world’s largest polluters have prevented progress on bold climate action for far too long.

    We call on the Parties to the UNFCCC to protect the UN climate talks and climate policymaking around the world from the influence of big polluters. The world is looking to the next round of negotiations – in Paris this December – for decisive action on climate. This is a pivotal moment to create real solutions. We need a strong outcome from the Paris talks in order to seize the momentum of a growing global movement, and to urge leaders to take bolder action to address the climate crisis.

  • Kick Big Tobacco out

    In the Philippines, where tobacco use kills 10 people every hour, Big Tobacco sits on the committee that implements tobacco control policies. This is an atrocious conflict of interest and the biggest impediment to realizing the lifesaving potential of the global tobacco treaty in the country.

    Sign the petition below to encourage Members of the Philippine Congress to support a bill that removes this tobacco industry representative from the national tobacco control committee.

  • Tell the World Bank: Listen to Lagos

    The World Bank has spent decades setting the stage for water privatization in Lagos, Nigeria, and now it's backing a bogus “stakeholder engagement process.” Instead of listening to what residents of Lagos want, it's trying to convince communities that privatization is the answer, bypassing the democratic process to benefit water corporations.

    Send a message to World Bank leaders right now and tell them to listen to Lagos and stop the privatization of Lagos' water.

  • Tell your representative thanks!

    Along with 22 other representatives, your representative signed onto a historic letter calling out water privatizersfor putting profits above the human right to water and expressing  their  concern about  the current World Bank-backed privatization plan in Lagos. This powerful letter has captured the attention of the Lagos governor and has already been a game-changer for our coalition.

    Send a message thanking your representative for being a champion for the people of Lagos and encouraging them to continue standing up for the human right to water.

  • Take Action: Tell your senators you want our parks bottled water free

    The International Bottled Water Association, an industry trade association and a mouthpiece for Nestle in Congress, wants to stop our national parks from increasing access to the tap and becoming bottled-water-free.

    We can’t let this happen. More and more national parks are becoming bottled-water-free, profoundly reducing our ecological footprint in these natural treasures. And when parks promote the tap instead of bottled water, it sends a message that reverberates far and wide: Bottled water is anything but green, and like our parks, our drinking water is not for sale.

    By becoming bottled-water-free, our national parks are leading by example by protecting not only the environment, but also the human right to water. We must stop the bottled water industry’s aggressive attempt to curb this growing movement.

  • Tell your senator: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

    After years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other countries just finalized the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive and corporate-driven trade agreement. The TPP has been negotiated by and for corporate interests and the result is an agreement that is bad for public health, the environment, and jobs.
    In order to secure passage of the TPP, President Obama and powerful corporate interests pressured our elected members of Congress to approve legislation that strips them of the ability to amend or filibuster the deal. The TPP could come before Congress for an up or down vote in early 2016, and our members of Congress must vote no because our lives and the lives of millions of people around the world depend on it.

  • Stop water privatization in Tacoma

    Cities across the country are taking a stand and saying NO to the corporate privatization of their water. The fact is private water contracts come at a steep price for communities across the country, causing problems including rate hikes, labor abuses, shortcuts that jeopardize public health and safety, and failure to adequately maintain and repair infrastructure.

    Since private water corporations’ promises don’t stack up with what they deliver, corporations like Veolia and Suez engage in backdoor dealings, political contributions, aggressive lobbying and misleading marketing campaigns.

    Now, these private water corporations have begun developing relationships with Tacoma, and it’s up to residents like you to send a clear message to Tacoma’s officials: We will not stand for any contracts with water privatizers.

    Tell Tacoma’s public officials: Reject any and all contracts and partnerships with private water corporations!

  • Stop water privatization in Philadelphia

    Cities across the country are taking a stand and saying NO to the corporate privatization of their water. The fact is private water contracts come at a steep price for communities across the country, causing problems including rate hikes, labor abuses, shortcuts that jeopardize public health and safety, and failure to adequately maintain and repair infrastructure.

    Since private water corporations’ promises don’t stack up with what they deliver, corporations like Veolia and Suez engage in backdoor dealings, political contributions, aggressive lobbying and misleading marketing campaigns.

    Now, these private water corporations have begun developing relationships with Philadelphia, and it’s up to residents like you to send a clear message to Philadelphia’s officials: We will not stand for any contracts with water privatizers.

    Tell Philadelphia’s public officials: Reject any and all contracts and partnerships with private water corporations!

  • Tell your representative: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

    The House of Representatives has rejected the trade package that would have fast-tracked the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a direct result of the millions of voices advocating for transparency, public health and the environment. But the House is set to vote again on this package, so we can't let up now.

    The highly secretive TPP trade agreement is a corporate wish list that would give global corporations even more power to undermine and water down protections for the environment, health, labor, and our democracy. And we know that Big Tobacco has been lobbying behind the scenes of TPP negotiations, pushing for its passage so that it can sue governments around the world that are curbing tobacco use and protecting kids' health.

    Tell your representative: Stand strong and OPPOSE the fast track of the TPP!

  • Make national parks bottled water free!

    By selling and promoting bottled water in our national parks, the bottled-water industry is attempting to paint its eco-unfriendly product green. We're not buying it anymore. Tell our National Park Service director that the American public wants parks to go bottled water free!

  • Keep big polluters out of climate talks!

    Today, we are facing the prospect of the destruction of life as we know it and irreversible damage to our planet due to climate change. Scientists are telling us with ever more urgency that we must act quickly to stop extracting fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the world’s largest polluters have prevented progress on bold climate action for far too long.

    We call on the Parties to the UNFCCC to protect the UN climate talks and climate policymaking around the world from the influence of big polluters. The world is looking to the next round of negotiations – in Paris this December – for decisive action on climate. This is a pivotal moment to create real solutions. We need a strong outcome from the Paris talks in order to seize the momentum of a growing global movement, and to urge leaders to take bolder action to address the climate crisis.

  • Tell CEO Steve Easterbrook: Stop marketing junk food to children!

    McDonald’s wants us to believe it’s modern and progressive -- without making any of the necessary changes to earn that description. That’s why we’re challenging McDonald’s power at the very heart of its global corporate operation today at its annual shareholders' meeting.

    Stand with us today and tell McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook to stop marketing McDonald’s junk food to children.

  • Take action: Stop Marlboro

    With the outrageous slogan "Don't be a maybe. Be Marlboro" Philip Morris International's (PMI) campaign uses images of attractive young people falling in love, partying, and going on adventures. It links glamour, risk-taking, and the freedom of young adulthood with the Marlboro brand. It's an insidious successor to the Marlboro Man campaign that helped make Marlboro the most popular cigarette brand with youth around the world. But while the cowboy hat may be gone, make no mistake: This is the latest glossy attempt to hook youth on tobacco early and turn them into lifelong customers.

    We need governments to step up and put an end to PMI's deadly marketing campaign. Tell governments around the world to ban the “Be Marlboro” ad campaign and stop Philip Morris International from marketing its deadly products to kids.

  • Tell your representative: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

    Breaking: Legislation to fast track the dangerous Trans-Pacific Partnership has been introduced in the House and Senate. The highly secretive TPP trade agreement is a corporate wish list that would give global corporations even more power to undermine and water down protections for the environment, health, labor, and our democracy. And we know that Big Tobacco has been lobbying behind the scenes of TPP negotiations, pushing for its passage so that it can sue governments around the world that are curbing tobacco use and protecting kids' health.

    Tell your representative: Stand strong and OPPOSE the fast track of the TPP!

  • Tell CEO Steve Easterbrook: Retire Ronald McDonald!

    It's no secret: McDonald's is a corporation in crisis. For decades, it's used Ronald McDonald to hook kids on a junk food brand and make them customers for life, driving a global epidemic of diet-related diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Now, McDonald's strategy is backfiring -- big time.

    A recent major shakeup in McDonald's leadership has created an opportunity for the burger giant to change course. Tell McDonald's new CEO Steve Easterbrook to end the corporation's predatory marketing and retire Ronald McDonald.

  • Make national parks bottled water free!

    By selling and promoting bottled water in our national parks, the bottled-water industry is attempting to paint its eco-unfriendly product green. We're not buying it anymore. Tell our National Park Service director that the American public wants parks to go bottled water free!

  • Tell your representative: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

    Breaking: Legislation to fast track the dangerous Trans-Pacific Partnership has been introduced in the House and Senate, and has passed the House Ways & Means Committee. The highly secretive TPP trade agreement is a corporate wish list that would give global corporations even more power to undermine and water down protections for the environment, health, labor, and our democracy. And we know that Big Tobacco has been lobbying behind the scenes of TPP negotiations, pushing for its passage so that it can sue governments around the world that are curbing tobacco use and protecting kids' health.

    Tell your representative: Stand strong and OPPOSE the fast track of the TPP!

  • Tell the World Bank: Divest from water privatizers!

    After months of mounting pressure around the world, the World Bank has divested from global water privatization giant Veolia! This is a huge victory for everyone who believes water is a human right -- and not a commodity to be bought and sold by corporations.

    Join this call and tell World Bank officials: Water is a human right. Divest from ALL water privatizers.

  • Tell the UK Diplomatic Service: Stop shilling for Big Tobacco

    The UK's High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton was part of a British American Tobacco (BAT) delegation which lobbied the Pakistan government not to implement larger graphic health warnings on cigarette packs, a measure which is in line with the WHO tobacco treaty the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. For the High Commissioner to attend such a lobbying meeting is a breach of the UK guidelines which state that, "Posts must not: Engage with foreign governments on behalf of the tobacco industry, except in cases where local policies could be considered protectionist or discriminatory," as well as Article 5.3 of the global tobacco treaty.

    Tell the Head of the UK's Diplomatic Service Sir Simon Fraser to apologize publicly for this breach of the guidelines and to ensure that such a breach will not happen again.

  • Tell CEO Steve Easterbrook: Retire Ronald McDonald!

    It's no secret: McDonald's is a corporation in crisis. For decades, it's used Ronald McDonald to hook kids on a junk food brand and make them customers for life, driving a global epidemic of diet-related diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Now, McDonald's strategy is backfiring -- big time.

    A recent major shakeup in McDonald's leadership has created an opportunity for the burger giant to change course. Tell McDonald's incoming CEO Steve Easterbrook to end the corporation's predatory marketing and retire Ronald McDonald.

  • Tell your representative: Stop the TPP!

    The highly secretive TPP trade agreement is a corporate wish-list that would give global corporations even more power to undermine and water down protections for the environment, health, labor, and our democracy. And we know that Big Tobacco has been lobbying behind the scenes of TPP negotiations, pushing for its passage so that it can sue governments around the world that are curbing tobacco use and protecting kids' health.

    Tell your representative: Stand strong and OPPOSE the fast track of the TPP!

  • Tell Baltimore's Board of Estimates: No to PA Consulting contract!

    After months of strategic organizing with the One Baltimore United coalition, we have successfully stopped major global water privatizer Veolia from using a consulting contract to gain a foothold in the city's water system.

    This is a huge victory, and the momentum is on our side. But Baltimore is still considering a contract with another global corporation -- PA Consulting.

    Tell Baltimore's Board of Estimates: Corporations like PA Consulting have no place advising our water system on operation and management. Say NO to the contract.

  • Tell Mayor Garcetti: End contract negotiations with Veolia

    Water-privatizing giant Veolia has a long track record of using secrecy and backroom deals to take over public water systems in communities around the world. And once Veolia takes over a city's water supply, it's notorious for pushing up rates, laying off workers, and damaging the environment.

    We cannot let this happen in Los Angeles.

    Tell Mayor Garcetti: Veolia has no place in our water system. End any and all further contract phases with water privatizer Veolia.

  • Tell Mayor de Blasio: End contract negotiations with Veolia

    Water-privatizing giant Veolia has a long track record of using secrecy and backroom deals to take over public water systems in communities around the world. And once Veolia takes over a city's water supply, it's notorious for pushing up rates, laying off workers, and damaging the environment.

    We cannot let this happen in New York.

    Tell Mayor de Blasio: Veolia has no place in our water system. End any and all further contract phases with water privatizer Veolia.

  • Tell Veolia: Stay out of our public water supplies!

    Water-privatizing giant Veolia has a long track record of using secrecy and backroom deals to take over public water systems in communities around the world. And once Veolia takes over a community's water supply, it's notorious for pushing up rates, laying off workers, and damaging the environment.

    Add your name now and tell Veolia to end these backroom deals to get into and take over our public water supplies.

  • Tell your representative: Stop the TPP!

    The highly secretive TPP trade agreement is a corporate wish-list that would give global corporations even more power to undermine and water down protections for the environment, health, labor, and our democracy. And we know that Big Tobacco has been lobbying behind the scenes of TPP negotiations, pushing for its passage so that it can sue governments around the world that are curbing tobacco use and protecting kids' health.

    Tell your representative: Stand strong and OPPOSE the fast track of the TPP!

  • Tell CAO Peter Bensen: End McDonald's predatory marketing and retire Ronald McDonald.

    McDonald's is a corporation in crisis. For decades, the corporation has used Ronald McDonald, its corporate mascot, to hook kids on its junk food brand and make them customers for life, driving an epidemic of obesity and type-2 diabetes.

    Tens of thousands of parents, health professionals, and people like you have made growing concern about McDonald's abusive practices inescapable for the corporation. And our pressure is working: McDonald's is paying the price, with massive profit losses and an enormous blow to its reputation.

    As CAO, Peter Bensen's job is to protect the corporation from this kind of liability. Let's make sure he answers our call: It's time to stop using a clown to push junk food on children. End McDonald's predatory marketing and retire Ronald McDonald.

  • Stand with Nigeria: Stop water privatization!

    Time and again -- in the Philippines, Indonesia, India, and other countries around the world -- we've seen water privatization projects fail. Now, we need to stop water privatization in Lagos, Nigeria -- the largest city in Africa.

    Take action now and tell Lagos governor Babatunde Fashola: Water privatization is a bad deal!

    (And sign your organization on by sending an email to LagosWaterAction@stopcorporateabuse.org.)

  • Take action: Stop Detroit's water shut-offs

    Over the last six months, Detroit's water department has shut off service for thousands of families in the city -- denying them access to safe, clean water. And they show no signs of stopping. That means that right now thousands of Detroit residents, unable to pay their astronomically high water bills, are being forced to turn to neighbors and friends for access.

    Take action now: Call on Detroit's mayor and key elected officials to stop the shut-offs and restore access for the thousands of families who are currently living without it.

  • Support Acadia in going bottled water free!

    Take action now and support one of the most visited national parks in the country -- Acadia National Park -- in going bottled water free. Acadia officials are interested in taking this step but need to see broad support from park visitors to do so.

  • Tell our governors: Our democracy is NOT for sale

    Thanks to a coding error, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) inadvertently revealed that some of their top donors are some of the most abusive corporations on the planet: Exxon-Mobil, Koch Industries, Pfizer, and Coca-Cola … just to name a few! While this is an embarrassing mistake for the GOP's coalition of governors, sadly it hardly comes as a big surprise. We've known for years that both the Republican Governors Association and the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) accept corporate cash for exclusive access to politicians and policymaking at the highest levels. These cash-for-access schemes corrode our democracy, give global corporations near unlimited power, and erode the public’s confidence in our democratic process.

    Tell the RGA and DGA to disclose all corporate donations and STOP the cash-for-access to our most powerful state leaders.

  • Take action: Kick Big Tobacco out

    Right now, Big Tobacco is undermining lifesaving policymaking all over the world, so it can derail and water down health measures that would stop the tobacco epidemic and save millions of lives.

    Take action now and support Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, the head of the tobacco treaty's secretariat, in kicking Big Tobacco out of global tobacco treaty talks -- so that governments can institute lifesaving tobacco control measures without the tobacco industry’s corrosive influence.

  • Tell the World Bank: Disclose water privatization plans!

    The World Bank is a driving force behind the world water crisis. For decades they have funded and invested directly in water privatization projects that fail time and again. We've seen it happen in the Philippines, Indonesia, India, and other countries around the world.

    Now it's trying to do it in the largest city in Africa: Lagos, Nigeria. And it's hoping nobody will notice. Tell the World Bank to disclose its water privatization plans in Lagos NOW.

  • Tell McDonald's: Kick Ronald out of our schools!

    At the 2014 McDonald's Annual Shareholders' Meeting, former CEO Don Thompson proclaimed, “[McDonald’s is] not predatory” and that, “We don’t put Ronald out in schools.”

    His claim that McDonald’s doesn’t put Ronald into schools is simply not true. In the U.S. and around the world McDonald’s sends its huckster into schools to hook kids on a junk food brand at an early age and make them customers for life.

    So far, Don Thompson's successor CEO Steve Easterbrook has done nothing to stop this outrageous practice. Even worse, McDonald's defends its insidious tactics by saying that Ronald promotes reading or healthy lifestyles. But no matter what Ronald is in schools to talk about, we all know he’s selling kids on a junk food brand and a lifetime of diet-related disease. Demand CEO Steve Easterbrook take Ronald McDonald out of schools!

  • Keep Big Energy out of climate talks!

    Climate change affects all of us, and it's having a devastating impact on our planet every day. But while we work to combat it, Big Energy is jumping at every opportunity during high-level climate talks to advance its own interests and undermine progress.

    We can't let that continue. That's why we're calling on parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to keep Big Energy out of the climate treaty talks and create meaningful global policies free from corporate influence.

  • Overturn Citizens United!

    The onslaught of corporate election spending corrupts the democratic process and unchecked corporate influence threatens our health and our planet. Tell your senators: Vote YES on an amendment to overturn the Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, and let’s close the floodgate on corporate spending in our elections.

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  • Tell Senator Wyden: Drop Smart Track

    Otherwise known as "NAFTA on steroids," the highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership is a corporate wish-list that would give global corporations even more power than they already have, threatening our freedom, our health, and our environment.

    Senator Ron Wyden has publicly declared his intention to propose a maneuver he dubs “Smart Track,” which would circumvent democratic scrutiny and turn the dangerous TPP into law with little input from Congress. This is unconscionable.

    Tell Senator Wyden: Drop your plans for ‘Smart Track’ and end the life-threatening TPP once and for all.

  • Tell McDonald's: It's time to take responsibility

    Take action. Tell McDonald's it's time to take responsibility for its harmful practices.

    The National Labor Relations Board just ruled that McDonald’s is a joint employer
    of workers at its franchise restaurants. This is a big deal for the food movement
    because it means that the biggest fast food company’s executives can no longer
    blame its franchise owners for problems like workers’ rights, junk food marketing
    to kids, and making our children sick.

    This is a perfect opportunity to turn up the heat on the fast food giant.

     

  • URGENT: Don't let Congress side with Big Tobacco!

    Right now Congress is considering railroading through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- a corporate-driven agreement using an extreme procedure called Fast Track. This would prevent Congress from amending provisions in the TPP that harm the public.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated by the United States, and it's happening behind firmly closed doors. If passed, it would give global corporations, including the tobacco industry, more power to strip public health and environmental safeguards. We can't let this happen. Tell your representative to oppose any form of Fast Track and the TPP.

  • URGENT: Don't let Congress side with Big Tobacco!

    Right now Congress is considering railroading through the corporate-driven agreement using an extreme procedure called Fast Track. This would prevent Congress from amending provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that harm the public.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated by the United States, and it's happening behind firmly closed doors. If passed, it would give global corporations, including the tobacco industry, more power to strip public health and environmental safeguards. We can't let this happen. Tell your representative to oppose Fast Track and the TPP.

  • Tell Congress to label GMOs!

    Please sign the petition! Etcetera.

  • Tell Baltimore: No contracts with water privateers!

    We know that publicly controlled and democratically governed water systems are the only way to ensure that water is managed for the common good.  Wherever cities have signed privatization deals, all kinds of problems have ensued, from rate hikes to labor rights abuses to health and safety violations.

    Baltimore is making plans right now to contract with the private water industry.  The Board of Estimates will decide soon who to contract with, and Veolia, a water privatizer with one of the worst track records of political interference and abuse globally and right here in the US, is likely to be a top contender.

    Tell the Board of Estimates: corporations like Veolia have no place in our water system.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in D.C.!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in NYC!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in Los Angeles!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in Detroit!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in Dallas!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be here to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in Seattle!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in Baltimore!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in Philadelphia!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the industry and call out the private water corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in Miami!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Tell your mayor: Stand up to private water in Chicago!

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting in Dallas this week -- and private water executives and lobbyists will be there to convince mayors to hand over control of public water supplies to them. Members in cities and towns across the country are telling their mayors to stand up to the private water industry and call out the corporations' misinformation. We need to let mayors know that their constituents are watching what happens at this conference and behind closed doors in city hall.

    Before the conference kicks off, tell your mayor: Don't let corporations like Veolia privatize our water. Public water should remain in public hands.

  • Make national parks bottled water free!

    By selling and promoting bottled water in our national parks, the bottled-water industry is attempting to paint its eco-unfriendly product green. We're not buying it anymore. Tell our National Park Service director that the American public wants parks to go bottled water free!

  • Tell TIAA-CREF: Stop investing in corporations that give millions to the NRA

    Clayton Williams Energy, Inc., a publicly traded oil and gas corporation, has donated at least $2 million to the National Rifle Association (NRA) in recent years. The contributions were either a result of the CEO's personal politics and interests, or in exchange for the NRA's support of legislation opening federal lands to fracking and other energy development.

    Either way, the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) shouldn't invest in a corporation that supports extreme organizations like the NRA. And yet they are ... to the tune of $5.3 million.

    Tell TIAA-CREF CEO Roger W. Ferguson: It's time to stop supporting one of the NRA's largest corporate contributors and divest from Clayton Williams Energy.

  • Tell Leo Burnett: Drop PMI!

    If you thought Don Draper from Mad Men was the only ad man who dreamed up ways to hook a new generation on cigarettes, think again. Right now -- in 2014 -- the Leo Burnett ad agency is working with Philip Morris International (PMI) to addict thousands of new smokers a day.

    Tell Leo Burnett to drop PMI and stop peddling deadly and addictive tobacco. It's time to join the 21st century!

  • Don't let Coke use our national parks to sell bottled water

    Coke uses our treasured national parks in its attempts to trick the public into associating bottled water with environmental sustainability, and creates distrust of our tap water by falsely leading people to believe that bottled water is safer and cleaner.

    Tell Coke to stay out of national park policy and stop exploiting our national parks to sell its wasteful bottled water.

  • Don't let Coke use Earth Day to sell bottled water

    Coke uses our treasured national parks in its attempts to trick the public into associating bottled water with environmental sustainability, and creates distrust of our tap water by falsely leading people to believe that bottled water is safer and cleaner.

    This Earth Day, tell Coke to stay out of national park policy and stop exploiting our national parks to sell its wasteful bottled water.

  • Don't let Coke use Earth Day to sell bottled water

    Coke uses our treasured national parks in its attempts to trick the public into associating bottled water with environmental sustainability, and creates distrust of our tap water by falsely leading people to believe that bottled water is safer and cleaner.

    This Earth Day, tell Coke to stay out of national park policy and stop exploiting our national parks to sell its wasteful bottled water.

  • Urgent: Keep Big Tobacco out of Florida policymaking

    Right now we have reason to believe the tobacco industry is working behind the scenes of the Florida House of Representatives manipulating a bill originally intended to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Rep. Frank Artiles, who we know has accepted donations from Big Tobacco in the past, has introduced an amendment to the bill that would roll back local safeguards in Florida that protect its youth from predatory marketing tactics -- for e-cigarettes and cigarettes.

    Don’t let Big Tobacco decide for you. Email your Florida representative right now and tell them: Vote NO on HB 169!

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  • Tell Congress: Close GE's tax loopholes!

    GE has a long history of avoiding taxes. From keeping $108 billion overseas to straight up paying no taxes at all in certain years, GE doesn't want to play by the same rules as the rest of us.

    Tell your members of Congress: Close these tax loopholes. GE should have to pay taxes like the rest of us -- end this corporate giveaway permanently.

  • Tell our Olympic champions: Be a role model and reject McDonald's sponsorships

    Our Olympic champions' achievements are an inspiration and example to us all, especially children. It sends the wrong signal when medalists and other athletes take sponsorships from McDonald's, a corporation driving an epidemic of diet-related disease by aggressively marketing its unhealthy products to children. Take action now: Call on Olympians to take the important next step in being a role model and renounce any current or future endorsement from McDonald's.

  • Tell Congress to demand the World Bank stop funding global water privatizers and keep public water in public hands

    When it comes to securing safe water for many who live without, the World Bank continues to push for corporate control of water, creating profits for corporations like Veolia and Suez at the expense of access to clean, safe drinking water.

    Tell your elected officials: It’s time for the World Bank to stop its direct funding of global water privatizers like Veolia and Suez and keep public water in public hands.

  • Tell Congress: We deserve to know if GMOs are in our food!

    Global corporations like Nestlé and Coca-Cola have joined what's known as the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) – a formidable coalition spanning the food and biotech industries that's actively working to block states from passing GMO labeling legislation.

    Don’t let global corporations keep us in the dark. Tell Congress to protect our right to know.

  • Tell your supervisors: Support the bottled-water-free ordinance!

    Next week, the Board of Supervisors will vote on Supervisor Chiu's proposed legislation to nearly eliminate the use of bottled water on city property and expand access to the city's pristine tap water through water fountains and hydration stations.

    The bottled-water industry is lobbying hard to stop this, but public interest is winning! Sign the petition to let the Board of Supervisors know that you stand for clean tap water and a plastic-free environment.

  • Tell our Olympic champions: Be a role model and reject McDonald's sponsorships

    Our Olympic champions' achievements are an inspiration and example to us all,
    especially children who look to them as role models. It sends the wrong signal
    when medalists and other athletestake sponsorships from McDonald's,
    a corporation driving an epidemic of diet-related disease by aggressively
    marketing its unhealthy products to children.

    Take action now: Call on Olympians to tell the truth about what a healthy
    lifestyle looks like by renouncing any current or future endorsement from
    McDonald's.

  • Tell our Olympic champions: Be a role model and reject McDonald's sponsorships

    Our Olympic champions' achievements are an inspiration and example to us all, especially children. It sends the wrong signal when medalists and other athletes take sponsorships from McDonald's, a corporation driving an epidemic of diet-related disease by aggressively marketing its unhealthy products to children. Take action now: Call on Olympians to take the important next step in being a role model and renounce any current or future endorsement from McDonald's.

  • BREAKING: Tell Minority Leader Pelosi to stand strong against Fast Track

    Right now Congress is considering railroading through the corporate-driven agreement using an extreme procedure called Fast Track. This would prevent Congress from amending provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that harm the public. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has come out in opposition to Fast Track, and now we need Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on board.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated by the United States, and it's happening behind firmly closed doors. If passed, it would give global corporations, including the tobacco industry, more power to strip public health and environmental safeguards. We can't let this happen. Tell Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to stand strong against Fast Track and the TPP.

  • BREAKING: Tell Speaker Pelosi to stand strong against Fast Track

    Right now Congress is considering railroading through the corporate-driven agreement using an extreme procedure called Fast Track. This would prevent Congress from amending provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that harm the public.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated by the United States, and it's happening behind firmly closed doors. If passed, it would give global corporations, including the tobacco industry, more power to strip public health and environmental safeguards. We can't let this happen. Tell Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stand strong against Fast Track and the TPP.

  • Walgreens: Follow CVS's lead and stop selling tobacco!

    CVS's announcement that it will stop selling tobacco products in its stores has sent a clear message: Tobacco is risky business. Tell Walgreens to follow CVS's lead and stop selling Big Tobacco's deadly products.

  • URGENT: Don't let Congress side with Big Tobacco!

    Right now Congress is considering railroading through the corporate-driven agreement using an extreme procedure called Fast Track, just introduced by Senator Baucus. This would prevent Congress from amending provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that harm the public.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated by the United States, and it's happening behind firmly closed doors. If passed, it would give global corporations, including the tobacco industry, more power to strip public health and environmental safeguards. We can't let this happen. Tell your representative to oppose Fast Track and the TPP.

  • Monsanto, Walmart and McDonald's are spying on activists and nonprofits -- hold corporations accountable

    A scary new report from our allies at the Center for Corporate Policy reveals what we've long suspected: Global corporations like Monsanto, Walmart and McDonald's are spying on nonprofits, activists and whistleblowers. Even worse? The same report reveals these corporations are enlisting former CIA, FBI and military officers to do their dirty work.

    We can't sit by while big corporations spy on and intimidate the very people who are holding corporations accountable. But you can help bring this corporate spying to light. Call on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to hold investigations on corporate espionage against nonprofits so we can get to the bottom of this egregious abuse of power.

  • Monsanto, Wal-Mart and McDonald's are spying on activists and nonprofits -- hold corporations accountable

    A scary new report from our allies at the Center for Corporate Policy reveals what we've long suspected: Global corporations like Monsanto, Wal-Mart and McDonald's are spying on nonprofits, activists and whistleblowers. Even worse? The same report reveals these corporations are enlisting former CIA, FBI and military officers to do their dirty work.

    We can't sit by while big corporations spy on and intimidate the very people who are holding corporations accountable. But you can help bring this corporate spying to light. Call on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to hold investigations on corporate espionage against nonprofits so we can get to the bottom of this egregious abuse of power.

  • Tell McDonald's: Stop marketing to children

    McDonald's has long used kid-targeted marketing to hook children on its unhealthy brand. In an era when more kids recognize Ronald McDonald than Santa Claus, an end to the corporation's predatory marketing to children is the best holiday gift parents could imagine. Join us: call on the McDonald's Women Operators' Network to protect kids' health & stop marketing to children. Please feel free to add your personal story to the email template below.

  • Monsanto, Walmart and McDonald's are spying on activists and nonprofits -- hold corporations accountable

    A scary new report from our allies at the Center for Corporate Policy reveals what we've long suspected: Global corporations like Monsanto, Walmart and McDonald's are spying on nonprofits, activists and whistleblowers. Even worse? The same report reveals these corporations are enlisting former CIA, FBI and military officers to do their dirty work.

    We can't sit by while big corporations spy on and intimidate the very people who are holding corporations accountable. But you can help bring this corporate spying to light. Call on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to hold investigations on corporate espionage against nonprofits so we can get to the bottom of this egregious abuse of power.

  • Tell the SEC: Global corporations should disclose CEO pay

    There's a very simple reason why most global corporations don’t want to disclose how much CEO's make: Because it would completely undermine their relentless efforts to deprive their workers of a livable wage.

    Leave a public comment now telling the SEC that you demand global corporations like Walmart and McDonald's disclose just how much more their executives make than the workers they pay minimum wage.

  • Make national parks bottled water free!

    By selling and promoting bottled water in our national parks, the bottled-water industry is attempting to paint its eco-unfriendly product green. We're not buying it anymore. Tell our National Park Service director that the American public wants parks to go bottled water free!

  • Tell Veolia: Stop undermining our right to control our water

    Water privatizing giant Veolia has a long track record of using secrecy and backroom deals to take over public water systems in communities around the world. Tell Veolia to stay out of your community.

  • Think Outside the Bottle Pledge
  • Tell McDonald's: Shut Down Happymeal.com!

    McDonald's has perfected the art of predatory marketing to children.

    The centerpiece of its digital strategy is HappyMeal.com, where shiny "advergames," catchy songs and bright colors help get kids hooked on junk food from an early age.

    Tell McDonald's to shut down HappyMeal.com immediately, and stop undermining parental choice and encouraging children to eat unhealthy food!

  • Tell McDonald's: Shut Down Happymeal.com!

    McDonald's has perfected the art of predatory marketing to children.

    The centerpiece of its digital strategy is HappyMeal.com, where shiny advergames, catchy songs and bright colors help get kids hooked on junk food from an early age.

    Tell McDonald's to stop undermining parental choice by shutting down HappyMeal.com immediately.

  • Tell the World Bank: Divest from private water

    The failure of privatized water is hurting millions of people around the world who live in poverty. Please add your name now to join the call for the World Bank to divert its resources from private water projects to a solution that actually works: democratically controlled public water.

  • Tell McDonald's: Shut Down Happymeal.com

    Take action. Tell McDonald's to end its predatory marketing to children
    and shut down HappyMeal.com.

  • Tell McDonald's: Shut Down Happymeal.com

    McDonald’s has long pioneered the use of marketing designed specifically to appeal to children. It's time to tell McDonald's: enough is enough. Let's put an end to McDonald's predatory marketing to children and shut down HappyMeal.com.

  • Tell Congress: Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated by the United States, and it’s happening behind firmly closed doors. If passed, it would give global corporations, including the tobacco industry, more power to strip public health and environmental safeguards.

    You Representative needs to hear from you right now. Call them and deliver this message: Reject the outrageous Fast Track maneuver for the TPP.

    It only takes a minute. Just call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 225–3121 and ask the operator to connect you to your representative’s office.

    Here are some simple talking points you can use:

    1. Hi, I’m a constituent of [your member of Congress' name] and I would like to ask her/him to reject any attempt to establish a Fast Track Authority that would railroad the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other corporate-driven agreements past Congress.

    2. This agreement is completely non-transparent and would allow global corporations, like Big Tobacco, to strip critical environmental and health regulations that protect people and save lives in the name of trade.

    3. There is a Dear Colleague letter currently circulating among Members of Congress to ensure the TPP receives appropriate congressional oversight and I strongly encourage her/him to sign on.

    4. Thank you for your time.

    After you've finished your call, please let us know who you spoke with and how it went in the "note" section below. Your feedback will help shape our strategy to defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership once and for all.

  • Sign up to see the new video!

    Last fall, Food MythBusters launched a powerful video revealing the real story behind one of the most prevalent myths peddled by Big Ag: only industrial agriculture can feed the world. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country watched the video and took action to promote a more sustainable food system.

    Now, Food MythBusters is exposing the food industry’s cradle-to-grave marketing designed to hook kids for life.

    Watch the preview and sign up to be the first to hear when the new movie launches in September 2013.

    Big Food spends close to $2 billion every year telling kids and teens what’s cool to eat through advertising, promotions and sponsorships. Meanwhile, across the country, fast-food chains are crowding out grocery stores and supermarkets, narrowing the healthy food choices available.

    Scary? It sure is, but together, we can work to curb this predatory marketing and stand up for real food.

    Check out the trailer and sign up below to be the first to see it.

  • Big Tobacco wants to undermine public health -- take action to stop this corporate abuse

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated by the United States, and it's happening behind firmly closed doors. If passed, it would give global corporations, including the tobacco industry, more power to strip public health and environmental safeguards.

    And right now Congress is considering railroading through the corporate-driven agreement using an extreme procedure called Fast Track. This would prevent Congress from amending provisions that harm the public. We can't let this happen. Tell your representative to oppose Fast Track and the TPP.

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  • Tell Comptroller Green: Say NO to Veolia in St. Louis

    Send your message to Comptroller Green asking her to protect our most precious resource and VOTE NO on the Veolia contract.

  • Say NO to Veolia in St. Louis

    Call on the St. Louis Board of Estimate and Apportionment and Mayor Slay to vote NO on the Veolia contract.

  • Lead a bottled-water-free national park visit!

    We need your help to make sure our national parks go bottled-water free! Sign up to lead or join a visit to a national park near you where you can meet with park staff about our campaign to kick bottled water out of our parks. After you submit your information, a Corporate Accountability International organizer will follow up with you.

  • Support the Big Apple standing up to Big Tobacco

    Take Action NowNew York City is considering three pieces of legislation to reduce smoking, especially among youth. These bills would crack down on store displays of tobacco products that entice youth.  Help protect New York City kids!

    Tell the city council to support these new initiatives to prohibit tobacco discounts and tobacco store displays.

  • Act Now: Tell McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook to stop marketing to kids

    Join tens of thousands of people around the world calling on McDonald's CEO  to end the burger giant's predatory marketing to our kids.

  • LivingSocial must stop mixing assault weapons and alcohol

    In the wake of recent violent tragedies such as the Mother’s Day parade shooting in New Orleans and the Newtown shootings, it’s unconscionable that LivingSocial is helping the gun industry expand its reach by offering deals throughout the country combining excursions to shooting ranges with drinking events

    That's why, with your support, Corporate Accountability International is partnering with CREDO Action and other ally organizations to launch DyingSocial. Act now and call for an end to LivingSocial's gun and gun range deals.

  • Senate: Help end secrecy of Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Stop your backdoor efforts to buy our democracy!

    You – and the rest of the world – have a right to know what's in this landmark trade agreement. After all, it could profoundly impact our health, the environment, and the global economy. Join the movement and ask your senator to demand a copy of the TPP text.

    Email your senators now:

  • Make national parks bottled water free!

    By selling and promoting bottled water in our national parks, the bottled water industry is attempting to paint its eco-unfriendly product green. We're not buying it anymore. Tell our National Park Service director that the American public wants parks to go bottled water free!

  • Send a message to Coke's CEO: Stop interfering in national park policy!

    As national parks across the country take steps to go bottled-water free, Coke is attempting to halt this common sense trend. Let Coke CEO, Muhtar Kent know Coke's interference in park policy is unacceptable.

  • Make national parks bottled water free!

    By selling and promoting bottled water in our national parks, the bottled water industry is attempting to paint its eco-unfriendly product green. We're not buying it anymore. Tell our National Park Service director that the American public wants parks to go bottled water free!

  • Get Involved in Food MythBusters

    Sign the petition and join the Food MythBusters team.

  • Protect kids' health -- help get McDonald's out of hospitals

    Hospitals are no place for the world’s leading junk food brand. Yet, today at least 22 hospitals across the country, including John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX, host a McDonald's store.

    Join me and ask John Peter Smith Hospital not to renew their contract with McDonald’s.

  • Stop Monsanto from undermining protections from GMOs

    Recently, President Obama signed the Continuing Resolution spending bill with a dangerous corporate earmark, known as the “biotech rider,” or “Monsanto Protection Act” in the Continuing Resolution spending bill. The rider prevents Monsanto's GMO products from being regulated. The Big Ag giant now has immunity from any federal laws that are placed on genetically modified crops while communities wait for results from environmental impact studies, and it wants to block the USDA’s ability to regulate the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

    Fortunately, this bill is only in effect for six months. We must make sure Monsanto can’t slip a similar rider into the next round of appropriations bills. Corporate Accountability International is partnering with the Organic Consumers Association on this campaign to build grassroots pressure on Congress to counter the corporate lobbyists. Sign the petition below.

  • Say NO to Veolia in St. Louis

    Call on the St. Louis Board of Estimate and Apportionment and Mayor Slay to vote NO on the Veolia contract at the next board meeting, February 20th.

  • Make national parks bottled water free!

    By selling and promoting bottled water in our national parks, the bottled water industry is attempting to paint its eco-unfriendly product green. We're not buying it anymore. Tell our National Park Service director that the American public wants parks to go bottled water free!

  • Join Real Food Fridays!

    Join the movement to celebrate Real Food every week by taking the Real Food Friday pledge.

  • Thank Truman Medical Centers!

    Sign the thank you note to the President and CEO of Truman Medical Centers for putting kids’ health first and not renewing the hospital’s contract with McDonald’s.

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Happy Birthday!

    Now, stop your backdoor efforts to buy our democracy.

    Stop your backdoor efforts to buy our democracy!


    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce runs misleading ads paid for by unknown sources, including irresponsible and dangerous corporations, with millions of dollars to spare. On the Chamber’s 100th anniversary, send your “Happy Birthday” wishes demanding it disclose its donors. Let’s end the secrecy that has fueled the U.S. Chamber’s legacy.

  • Congress: help end secrecy of Trans-Pacific Partnership

    You, Congress – and the rest of the world – have a right to know what’s in this landmark trade agreement. After all, it could profoundly impact our health, the environment, and the global economy. Join the movement and ask your Member of Congress to demand a copy of the TPP text.  
    Six hundred official corporate advisors have access to the text while the public, press and even Congress are being kept in the dark.
    More than 15 years ago, at this stage in the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations, not only could Congress see the text, but you and I could as well. After those texts were released, the public outcry stopped the FTAA in its tracks. We can do it again.

  • Tell Congress you want a bottled water free inauguration!

    Send a message to Senator Schumer and the Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies demanding a bottled water free inauguration. 

  • Kick Koch Out of Our Elections

    Kick Koch Industries out of our elections. Amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens UnitedKoch Industries and other corporations have hijacked our democracy for too long.

    Sign here if you support a constitutional amendment to end corporate influence over our democracy.

  • Tell Congress to end corporate influence over our democracy.

    The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC and other related court cases have undermined the democratic process, allowing global corporations unfettered influence over our democracy. Let Congress know it’s time to take action.

  • Tell Your Grocers: Label Monsanto's genetically modified food

    Tell Your Grocers: Label Monsanto's genetically modified foods

    Monsanto's aggressive production of genetically modified seeds and foods is having a destructive impact on public health, local economies, and the environment. Consumers deserve the right to make informed decisions about what foods they are eating.

    Take a stand with the Corporate Hall of Shame and our allies at the Organic Consumers Association. Your signature will help ensure that grocers across the country label all genetically modified organisms - leveraging massive consumer pressure on agro-giants like Monsanto.

  • Tell Children’s Hospital Los Angeles how much you appreciate their standing up for our kids’ health.

    Thank Richard D. Cordova, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, for not renewing the hospital’s contract with McDonald’s. 

  • Tell President Obama: We Need Your Leadership on the Global Tobacco Treaty!

    The global tobacco treaty opened for signature on June 16, 2003, and took effect as international law on February 27th, 2005. Once a leader in tobacco control, the United States remains on the sidelines, among a shrinking minority of nations that have yet to ratify the treaty.

    President Bush signed the global tobacco treaty in 2004, but it was never submitted to the Senate for ratification. In 2005, eleven U.S. Senators urged President Bush to send the treaty to the Senate for consideration. One of those Senators was Barack Obama.

    As we celebrate the achievements in tobacco control, we call on President Obama to demonstrate his leadership on public health over private profits and send the global tobacco treaty to the U.S. Senate for ratification. It is time for the U.S. to stop standing on the sidelines and instead lend its considerable influence to prevent tobacco addiction and related disease.

  • Public Water Works

    The nation’s tap is in serious danger: our public water systems are woefully underfunded.

    We want you to help protect public water. Join tens of thousands of people calling on our nation’s leaders to prioritize our most essential public service; a service which helps grow the economy, create jobs and vastly improve the public’s health.

    Add your signature to a letter to President Obama and members of Congress today. Together we can make a difference in guaranteeing our water systems for generations to come.

  • Think Outside the Bottle Pledge
    • Because water is a human right and not a commodity to be bought and sold for profit;
    • Because bottled water corporations are changing the very way people think about water and undermining people's confidence in public water systems;
    • Because up to 40% of bottled water in the U.S. and Canada is sourced from municipal tap water;
    • Because some bottlers have run over communities' concerns and the environment when they extract water and build bottling plants to get local spring and ground water;
    • Because bottled water travels many miles from the source, results in the burning of massive amounts of fossil fuels, and contributes to the billions of plastic bottles ending up in our landfills;
    • Because worldwide there is a need for investments in public water systems to ensure equal access to water, a key ingredient for prosperity and health for all people; and
    • Because solutions to ensuring water as a fundamental human right require people acting together and standing up for public water systems.
  • Sign the petition: support the U.S. ban on kid-friendly cigs


    Together we have made sure public health prevails over tobacco-industry profits time and again. Thanks to you, the U.S. now has a lifesaving national tobacco-control law on the books.

    Now it’s up to us to make sure those measures are implemented. Tell the U.S. Trade Representative you won’t put up with Big Tobacco’s interference in U.S. public health policy.

  • Tell your Governor to Think Outside the Bottle!

     
    State governments are spending millions of taxpayer dollars each year to buy bottled water. Be it water coolers by the copier, or plastic bottles at state events, our elected leaders are choosing the bottle over the tap.

    More than 1,000 mayors have resolved to end city spending on bottled water. Now it is time for our governors to do the same.

    Lend your name to the letter today.

  • Tell Pepsi to come clean about Aquafina's water quality


    Hold Pepsi accountable to the same reporting standards as our tap water. Email Pepsi and request they provide an Aquafina plant tour…or release water quality reports.

  • Take a stand against bottling in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge


    Sign this petition to tell Nestlé Waters CEO Kim Jeffery to stay out of Cascade Locks.

    We need to send a clear message to Nestlé that Oregon’s water belongs to the people, not to corporations.
    Sign now and stand against Nestlé’s bottling in the Columbia River Gorge. Tell Nestlé that Oregon’s water is for people, not for corporate profit.

  • Take a stand against bottling in the Columbia River Gorge


    Sign this petition to tell Governor Kitzhaber to reject a permit that would allow Nestlé to bottle Oregon’s water.

    Governor Kitzhaber is the one person with the power to advise the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to pull out of a water exchange process that would lead to a give-away of state water resources for Nestlé’s profit. He can send a clear message to Nestlé that Oregon’s water belongs to the people, not to private corporations for profit.

  • Ask Walmart CEO Mike Duke to reject Monsanto’s GMO corn


    Monsanto's new genetically engineered sweet corn could be planted this spring, but it hasn't been proven safe and won't be labeled. Walmart can refuse to accept it, protecting consumers.

    Email Walmart CEO and to let Walmart know that you don’t want genetically engineered sweet corn to reach your plate.

  • Tell Walmart to Reject Monsanto’s GMO Sweet Corn

     

    Tell Walmart to reject Monsanto's GMO sweet corn

    Monsanto's new genetically engineered sweet corn could be planted this spring, but it hasn't been proven safe and won't be labeled Walmart can refuse to accept it and protect consumers.

    We'll be delivering these petition signatures to Walmart demanding it rejects genetically engineered sweet corn by April 1st before the corn is widely planted in the U.S.

    Please add your name to the petition to help make sure genetically engineered sweet corn doesn't reach your plate.

  • Thank the Grand Canyon for Dumping Coke!


    Send a thank you to Jon Jarvis at the National Park Service for thinking outside the bottle and standing up for the Grand Canyon over Coke’s bottom line.

  • Story of Citizens United v. FEC

    Take action: add your name to the petition calling for a Constitutional amendment.

  • Tell the Olympics to reject McDonald's sponsorship!

    The International Olympic committee has finalized a deal to extend McDonald's sponsorship of the Olympics through 2020. 

    McDonald's sponsorship of high profile sporting events is an egregious form of marketing unhealthy junk food directly to children, and must be challenged.

    Take action today to let the Olympic committee know that marketing to kids has no place at the Olympics.

  • Kick Koch Out of Our Elections


    Koch Industries and other corporations have hijacked our democracy for too long.

    Sign here if you support a constitutional amendment to end corporate influence over our democracy. 

  • Join the list of endorsers


    Sign here if you support a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision.

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    The nation’s tap is in serious danger: our public water systems are woefully underfunded.

    We want you to help protect public water. Join tens of thousands of people calling on our nation’s leaders to prioritize our most essential public service; a service which helps grow the economy, create jobs and vastly improve the public’s health.

    Add your signature to a letter to President Obama and members of Congress today. Together we can make a difference in guaranteeing our water systems for generations to come.

  • Thank you President Obama


    The Obama administration has prioritized kid’s health over corporate profits by appealing a U.S. District Judge decision supporting Big Tobacco’s lawsuit of the FDA.

    Cigarette packages are one of Big Tobacco’s last bastions of marketing to youth. Graphic warnings are a critical way to prevent more kids from getting hooked on a deadly product. Send the e-mail below to thank President Obama for appeal this ruling and taking a stand for public health over corporate profits.

  • Big Tobacco rolls back health safeguards: Tell Pres. Obama to take a stand


    Recently, a U.S. District Judge sided with Big Tobacco in its lawsuit against the FDA for requiring graphic health warning labels on cigarette packages. If this ruling stands, it would deal a major blow to public health and corporate accountability in the United States and around the world.

    Cigarette packages are one of Big Tobacco’s last bastions of marketing to youth. Graphic warnings are a critical way to prevent more kids and adolescents from getting hooked on a deadly product.

    Send this e-mail to call on President Obama to appeal this ruling and take a stand for public health over corporate profits.

  • Call on Nestlé to end aggressive bottled water marketing


    Nestlé has launched an aggressive bottled water marketing campaign directed at Latino communities.

    Take action to call out this new PR scheme by sending this e-mail to Nestlé CEO Kim Jeffery.

  • Celebrate Food Day by calling on McDonald's to stop marketing to kids

     
    This Food day, stand up for health and sustainable food systems by calling on McDonald's to stop marketing junk food to kids.

    Email McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner!

  • Demand Corporate CEOs Abide By International Standards of Conduct


    Corporate Accountability International is working alongside Occupy Wall Street, allied organizations and people across the globe toward a world where major decisions affecting people and the environment are made democratically, not behind closed doors in corporate boardrooms.

    Take action today to demand that the world’s most abusive corporations – the 1 percent – stop undermining democracy, threatening human rights and devastating the public’s health in their quest to fill corporate coffers.

  • Call on the City of Somerville: Implement Curbside Compost Pick-Up

    Composting helps prevent pollution, reduces landfill waste, and diminishes your carbon footprint - creating a more sustainable and livable community.

    Ask the Somerville Board of Alderman to join cities across the country and implement curbside compost pick-up. Let's make it easy to be green!

  • Pepsi: what have you got to hide?


    Imagine if your local water authority didn’t have to issue reports about the safety of your tap water…there would be a public outcry! Corporations like Pepsi that bottle our water (and sell it back to us for a hefty profit) should be held to this same basic standard.

    Together we can make sure Pepsi is accountable for marketing that casts doubt on the tap, even as they draw their Aquafina from the very same source.

    Call on Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi to disclose water quality information to the public.

  • Governor: cut spending on bottled water

    Over the last 30 years, the bottled water industry has manufactured demand for an essential resource that already flows from our taps. The marketing has been so effective that even state governments charged with the stewardship of our tap water are spending millions on bottled water.

    Tell your governor to cut spending on bottled water and invest in public water infrastructure.

  • Maryland spends $200,000 on bottled water?


    Over the last 30 years, the bottled water industry has manufactured demand for an essential resource that already flows from our taps. The marketing has been so effective that even the states charged with the stewardship of our tap water are spending millions on bottled water.

    We’re so close to compelling Governor O’Malley to buck bottled water, but he needs to hear from more people that this issue is important.
    Take action by sending the e-mail below to the Governor.

  • Tell Governor Patrick to Think Outside the Bottle


    Over the last 30 years, the bottled water industry has manufactured demand for an essential resource that already flows from our taps. The marketing has been so effective that even the states charged with the stewardship of our tap water are spending millions on bottled water. We’re so close to compelling Governor Patrick to buck bottled water, but we need your help.

    Take action by sending the e-mail below to the Governor.

  • Tell Governor Brown to Think Outside the Bottle

    "It takes massive quantities of oil to produce plastic water bottles and to ship them in diesel trucks across the United States."
    - Jerry Brown

    Over the last 30 years, the bottled water industry has manufactured demand for an essential resource that already flows from our taps. The marketing has been so effective that even the states charged with the stewardship of our tap water are spending millions on bottled water. We’re so close to compelling Governor Brown to buck bottled water, but he needs to hear from you.

    Take action by sending the e-mail below to the Governor.

  • Tell Mayor Sanders: Great Job! Please ask Governor Brown to Think Outside the Bottle

    On Thursday, May 19th, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders agreed to phase out more than $54,000 that the city is spending on bottled water in response to your efforts and the support of our friends at San Diego Coastkeeper.

    Thank Mayor Sanders for taking action to kick the bottles out of city hall and support the tap, and urging him to take the next step by calling on the state to follow San Diego’s lead. 

  • Philip Morris International: Butt Out

    Tell Philip Morris International it’s time to Butt Out of the global tobacco treaty – people and public health come before tobacco industry profits.

  • Send A Message to McDonald's

    Activists, parents, health professionals, and communities across the country are uniting to end predatory marketing.

    Join the movement in your community by asking Darula Foods - a McDonald’s franchise owner in Minnesota - to urge McDonald’s to end predatory marketing.

  • Send A Message to McDonald's

    Activists, parents, health professionals, and communities across the country are uniting to end predatory marketing.

    Join the movement in your community by asking Scott and David Rardin - McDonald’s franchise owners in Maryland - to urge McDonald’s to end predatory marketing.

  • Send A Message to McDonald's

    Activists, parents, health professionals, and communities across the country are uniting to end predatory marketing.

    Join the movement in your community by asking Peter Napoli - a McDonald’s franchise owner in New England - to urge McDonald’s to end predatory marketing.

  • Send A Message to McDonald's

    Activists, parents, health professionals, and communities across the country are uniting to end predatory marketing.

    Join the movement in your community by asking Karavites Management - a McDonald’s franchise owner in the Midwest - to urge McDonald’s to end predatory marketing.

  • CEO Indra Nooyi: Tell us what’s in the water!


    Imagine if your local water authority didn’t have to issue reports about the safety of your tap water…there would be a public outcry! Corporations like Pepsi that bottle our water should be held to this same basic standard.

    Together we can make sure Pepsi is accountable for marketing that casts doubt on the tap, even as they draw their Aquafina from the very same source.

    Call on Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi to disclose water quality information to the public.

  • Tell Coca-Cola: Come Clean About the Source of Dasani


    Today at the Coca-Cola corporate shareholders’ meeting, I’ll let Coke’s top executives know that tens of thousands of people around the world are tired of its deceptive labeling of the source of its Dasani bottled water (e.g. the tap).

    Stand with me and call on Coke board members to compel the corporation to put “public water source” on Dasani labels.

  • Thank the Governor for Going Bottled Water Free


    Over the last two years, your emails, phone calls, and letters have built a powerful movement challenging the bottled water industry’s deceptive marketing.

    And, thanks to you, Massachusetts has gone bottled water free this Earth Day, joining a movement of states bucking the bottle.

    Thank Governor Patrick for taking this important step!

  • Tell the City Council: No more predatory marketing to kids


    Across the country, kids are getting sick at alarming rates from the food they eat. More than ever, children are inundated with junk food marketing, even as studies show that reducing predatory marketing improves kids’ health.

    Each year the fast food industry sells more than $5 billion in kids’ meals by attracting kids with toy giveaways. It’s time such incentives stop being attached to food that is anything but happy for our children’s health.   

    That’s why the New York City Council is introducing legislation to set nutritional standards for kids' meals sold with toy giveaways.

    Take action below to urge the New York City Council members, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Mayor Bloomberg to take a stand for kids’ health and pass this measure.

  • Tell the City Council: No more predatory marketing to kids


    Across the country, kids are getting sick at alarming rates from the food they eat. More than ever, children are inundated with junk food marketing, even as studies show that reducing predatory marketing improves kids’ health.

    Each year the fast food industry sells more than $5 billion in kids’ meals by attracting kids with toy giveaways. It’s time such incentives stop being attached to food that is anything but happy for our children’s health.   

    That’s why the New York City Council is introducing legislation to set nutritional standards for kids' meals sold with toy giveaways.

    Take action below to urge the New York City Council members, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Mayor Bloomberg to take a stand for kids’ health and pass this measure.

  • Not in my backyard, Nestlé!


    Join the people of Wacissa, Florida and tell Nestlé Waters North America CEO Kim Jeffery to stop undermining local water rights!

    Running roughshod over community and environmental concerns is business as usual for Nestlé, but now the Swiss bottling giant is claiming to have turned over a new leaf, even as it seeks to bottle over the objections of communities across the continent.

    Communities should have the right to determine the future of their water, but when residents speak up, Nestlé challenges their resistance by waging costly legal battles, striking backroom deals with public officials and running slick PR campaigns to put a green veneer on its tarnished image.

  • Tell President Obama: We Need Your Leadership on the Global Tobacco Treaty!

    The global tobacco treaty opened for signature on June 16, 2003, and took effect as international law on February 27th, 2005. Once a leader in tobacco control, the United States remains on the sidelines, among a shrinking minority of nations that have yet to ratify the treaty.

    President Bush signed the global tobacco treaty in 2004, but it was never submitted to the Senate for ratification. In 2005, eleven U.S. Senators urged President Bush to send the treaty to the Senate for consideration. One of those Senators was Barack Obama.

    As we celebrate the achievements in tobacco control, we call on President Obama to demonstrate his leadership on public health over private profits and send the global tobacco treaty to the U.S. Senate for ratification. It is time for the U.S. to stop standing on the sidelines and instead lend its considerable influence to prevent tobacco addiction and related disease.

  • Ask Jamaica to Challenge Big Tobacco


    Jamaica ratified the global tobacco treaty in 2005, yet the Jamaican government continues to support the expansion of the tobacco market.

    Send a message to Jamaica's Prime Minister and Minister of Health asking them to follow global tobacco treaty guidelines, and stop colloborating with Big Tobacco.

  • Not in my backyard, Nestlé!


    Join the people of Wacissa, Florida and tell Nestlé Waters North America CEO Kim Jeffery to stop undermining local water rights!

    Running roughshod over community and environmental concerns is business as usual for Nestlé, but now the Swiss bottling giant is claiming to have turned over a new leaf, even as it seeks to bottle over the objections of communities across the continent.

    Communities should have the right to determine the future of their water, but when residents speak up, Nestlé challenges their resistance by waging costly legal battles, striking backroom deals with public officials and running slick PR campaigns to put a green veneer on its tarnished image.

  • Tell Your Governor to Think Outside the Bottle

     
    State governments are spending millions of taxpayer dollars each year to buy bottled water. Be it water coolers by the copier or plastic bottles at state events, our elected leaders are choosing the bottle over the tap.

    More than 1,200 mayors have resolved to end city spending on bottled water.

    Now it is time for our governors to do the same.

    Send this email to your Governor today!

  • Let Communities Decide on Kids' Health


    A food industry front group - the Arizona Restaurant Association – is pushing a bill that prevents local municipalities from pursuing the type of groundbreaking legislation recently passed in San Francisco, setting nutritional standards for kids’ meals with toy give-aways.

    March 1, Arizona’s House of Representatives voted in favor of the legislation and now the State Senate is up to bat. If the bill passes, it will set a dangerous precedent that a powerful industry can block local communities from being able to decide what’s best for the health of their residents.

    Sign this petition to urge Arizona Senators to put an end to this over-reaching legislation.

  • Get New Haven Off The Bottle


    Bottled water giants like Nestlé have attempted to change the way we all think about water – spending billions of dollars on ad campaigns to convince us plastic-wrapped water was “Born Better” than what’s available from the tap. Simply put this isn’t true. Nearly half of bottled water (44 percent) comes from the same sources as our tap, and it costs up to 2,000 times the price.

    The marketing has been so effective that even our elected leaders in New Haven, who should be champions of our public water tap system, spend almost $30,000 on bottled water. Worst of all, it’s sourced from Worcester, Massachusetts’s tap water.

    Over the past three years, more than 1,000 mayors have resolved to end city spending on bottled water. Now it is time for New Haven to do the same.

    Send the e-mail below to the Board of Aldermen and circulate it to your networks!

  • Share Your Support for Public Water with the UN

    The United Nations Independent Expert on Water and Sanitation just arrived in the U.S. February 22 for a 2-week mission to learn more about how best to protect the right to water and make sure that right is realized throughout the world.  

    Send a message to Independent Expert Catarina de Albuquerque, welcoming her to the U.S. and letting her know why public water systems are important to you.

    Personalize your message to make an impact by explaining why public water is important to you.

  • Tell Chevron CEO: Clean up Ecuador Now

     
    In a historic court ruling, Chevron was just ordered to pay $8 billion to clean up its toxic dumping in the Amazon. Of course, Chevron  immediately claimed that the judgment was fraudulent and vowed to appeal the decision. Enough is enough.

    Some 30,000 Ecuadoreans remain at risk while Chevron tries every legal maneuver and dirty trick it can find. Please join the Corporate Hall of Shame in partnering with Rainforest Action Network to demand that Chevron clean up Ecuador now.

  • Get Congress Off the Bottle

    Bottled water giants like Nestlé have attempted to change the way we all think about water – spending billions of dollars on ad campaigns to convince us plastic-wrapped water was “Born Better” than what’s available from the tap. Simply put this isn’t true.

    Nearly half of bottled water (44 percent) comes from the same sources as our tap, and it costs up to 2,000 times the price.

    The marketing has been so effective that even our elected leaders in Congress, who should be champions of our public water tap system, spend almost a million dollars a year on their own bottled water.

    With Congress looking to reprioritize spending – it's time it prioritized public water systems over cushy contracts for water bottlers.

    Help set the groundwork for a bottled water free Congress by asking your representative to take the Think Outside the Bottle pledge.

  • Call on McDonald's to stop clowning with our kids' health


    Thanks for joining the National Day of Action!


    McDonald’s knows our kids are vulnerable to marketing from brand icons like Ronald. Yet for nearly 50 years the corporation has used Ronald to hook kids on its unhealthy food, helping to ensure that one in three children born in the year 2000 are at risk for developing diet-related diseases as a result of poor nutrition.

    Tell McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner to take an important step forward towards saving a generation of children from devastating and preventable illness.

  • Tell New Haven to Think Outside the Bottle!

    City governments are spending millions of taxpayer dollars each year to buy bottled water. Be it water coolers by the copier, or plastic bottles at city events, our elected leaders are choosing the bottle over the tap. New Haven is contributing to this trend by buying over $30,000 worth of bottled water. Worst of all, it’s sourced from Worcester, Massachusetts’s tap water.

    Over the past three years, more than 1,000 mayors have resolved to end city spending on bottled water. Now it is time for New Haven to do the same.

    Sign the petition today and circulate it to your networks!

  • A Supreme Conflict of Interest

    Did these two men, Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, have a disturbing and undisclosed conflict of interest when they ruled on the Citizens United case -- which opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate political spending?


     
    Sign the petition calling for a Justice Department investigation of whether Scalia and Thomas should have recused themselves from the Citizens United case because of their participation in secret political strategy meetings with Koch Industries!

  • Get Congress Off the Bottle

    Nearly half of bottled water comes from the same sources as our tap, and it costs up to 2,000 times the price. With Congress looking to reprioritize spending – it's time it prioritized public water systems over cushy contracts for water bottlers.

    Help set the groundwork for a bottled water free Congress by asking Speaker Boehner to take the Think Outside the Bottle pledge.

  • Tell Your Grocers: Label Monsanto's genetically modified food


    Monsanto's aggressive production of genetically modified seeds and foods is having a destructive impact on public health, local economies, and the environment.  Consumers deserve the right to make informed decisions about what foods they are eating. 

    Take a stand with the Corporate Hall of Shame and our allies at Organic Consumers Association. Your signature will help ensure that grocers across the country label all genetically modiefied organisms - leveraging massive consumer pressure on argo-giants like Monsanto.

  • Stand Up to BP: Tell Congress to Implement the Oil Spill Commission Recommendations


    The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling just released its final recommendations for regulatory and policy changes that will make drilling safer and restore the Gulf.

    There are some good recommendations, but any report is only valuable if it is acted upon. Please join the Corporate Hall of Shame and our allies at Gulf Restoration Network to insist that Congress and the White House implement the needed changes to help restore and protect a healthy Gulf.

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    This fall the San Francisco Board of Supervisors took a principled stand to protect kids’ health.

    In response to the flood of calls, letters, and emails that you sent, the Board voted to pass the Healthy Meals Incentive Ordinance!

    Take action below to thank the Board of Supervisors for taking this important step to curb junk food marketing to our kids.

  • Get Congress Off the Bottle

    Bottled water giants like Nestlé have attempted to change the way we all think about water – spending billions of dollars on ad campaigns to convince us plastic-wrapped water was “Born Better” than what’s available from the tap. Simply put this isn’t true.

    Nearly half of bottled water (44 percent) comes from the same sources as our tap, and it costs up to 2,000 times the price. With Congress looking to reprioritize spending – it's time it prioritized public water systems over cushy contracts for water bottlers.

    Help set the groundwork for a bottled water free Congress by asking your representative to take the Think Outside the Bottle pledge.

  • Tell Governor Gregoire to follow Seattle U.'s lead

     
    Spencer and the rest of the students at Seattle University worked for three years to raise awareness and win the support of faculty and administrators to make Seattle University go bottled water free.

    Send a message to Governor Gregoire today telling her about the announcement, and letting her know that this is a highly visible example of the kind of support that exists for public officials and institutions who take a stand to maintain public control of water.

  • Tell your Representative to see "Tapped"


    The award-winning film "Tapped," a documentary about the abuses of the bottled water industry, is being screened on Capitol Hill on September 29th.

    Fill out the form below to urge your member of Congress and their staff attend!

  • British America Tobacco Nigeria, Stop Enticing Kids to Smoke!

    The World Health Organization estimates that one in five young Nigerians smoke, with the numbers of young women smokers having risen 10-fold during the 1990s.

    Recently, British American Tobacco Nigeria hosted a clandestine smoking party for underage youth at a dance hall in Lagos, Nigeria.

    Inside the smoke filled dance hall, skimpily-dressed young women welcomed youngsters who were christened ‘consumers'. The young women offered the consumers the Pall Mall brand of cigarette and immediately lit it up.

    The event was a shameless disregard for public health and violates the global tobacco treaty.

    British American Tobacco Nigeria has organized clandestine smoking parties for youth since 2003.   Make this the last time that Nigerian youth are enlisted to serve Big Tobacco's bottom line at the expense of their health.

    Demand that British American Tobacco Nigeria stop conscripting underage youth into smoking through its secret smoking parties, advertisements, promotions and sponsorships.

  • Tell Governor McDonnell: Don't send Virginia backwards

     
    Governor McDonnell rolled back a directive from former Governor Kaine that orders Virginia state agencies to reduce spending on bottled water.

    It’s clear that Governor McDonnell’s administration would rather line the pockets of the bottled water industry than protect our most precious shared resource.

    Tell Governor McDonnell that you won’t stand for your taxpayer dollars to be poured down the drain.

  • Cut ties to Big Tobacco

     
    Corporate Accountability International and its international allies recently exposed ties between a Canadian tobacco control agency and Big Tobacco. African nations promptly pulled out of a tobacco control conference sponsored by the agency, while the Gates Foundation pulled more than $5 million in funding until the conflict of interest could be removed. Send a letter calling for the resignation of the Canadian International Development Research Centre's board chair: a past board member of Imperial Tobacco.

  • Call on McDonald's to stop clowning with our kids' health

     
    McDonald’s knows our kids are vulnerable to marketing from brand icons like Ronald. Yet for nearly 50 years the corporation has used Ronald to hook kids on its unhealthy food, helping to ensure that one in three children born in the year 2000 will one day become diabetic as a result of poor nutrition.

    Tell McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner to take an important step forward towards saving a generation of children from devastating and preventable illness.

  • Tell Pepsi to pull back the curtain on Aquafina

      

    Pepsi agreed to label the source of Aquafina after hearing from activists like you. Now it’s time Pepsi took the next step.

    If Pepsi is going to make marketing claims about how “pure,” “perfect,” and “purified” Aquafina is, the least it can do is verify as much – providing the public with the same type of reports every one of us can get from our local public water system.

    Fill out the form below to urge Pepsi to pull back the curtain on the quality of Aquafina.

  • Tell President Obama: We Need Your Leadership on the Global Tobacco Treaty!

    The global tobacco treaty opened for signature on June 16, 2003, and took effect as international law on February 27th, 2005. Once a leader in tobacco control, the United States remains on the sidelines, among a shrinking minority of nations that have yet to ratify the treaty.

    President Bush signed the global tobacco treaty in 2004, but it was never submitted to the Senate for ratification. In 2005, eleven U.S. Senators urged President Bush to send the treaty to the Senate for consideration. One of those Senators was Barack Obama.

    As we celebrate the achievements in tobacco control, we call on President Obama to demonstrate his leadership on public health over private profits and send the global tobacco treaty to the U.S. Senate for ratification. It is time for the U.S. to stop standing on the sidelines and instead lend its considerable influence to prevent tobacco addiction and related disease.

  • Compel Coke to come clean on its bottled water!

    Nowhere is the corporate water-grab more insidious than the exploding corporate control of our drinking water. Throughout the world, some of the most powerful corporations are privatizing our public water systems and resources, reducing our right to water into simply another opportunity to profit.

    Congress recently sent letters to Coke and 12 other industry CEO’s demanding to know the sites and sources of its bottled water. Most of Dasani comes from public water supplies, though you wouldn’t know from the label!

    Now is the time to tell Coke to put this information on its Dasani brand labels. Send a message to CEO Muhtar Kent and join the hundreds taking action across the country.

    Learn more about our Think Outside the Bottle campaign that is challenging corporate control of water.

  • Call on Fast Food Giants to Value [the] Meal

     

    Corporate Accountability International is building a movement challenging the fast food industry to stop interfering in the political process, preventing the public from knowing the health risks of fast food and bombarding our children with manipulative marketing.

    We believe everyone needs access to enough affordable, healthy food and the fast food industry’s abuses are a roadblock that, once removed, can ensure a healthier future for generations to come.

  • Tell Coke's CEO to tell us where Dasani comes from

     

    Congress sent letters to Coke and 12 other industry CEO’s demanding to know the sites and sources of its bottled water. Most of Dasani comes from public water supplies, though you wouldn’t know from the label!

    Now is the time to tell Coke to put this information on its Dasani brand labels. Send a message to CEO Muhtar Kent and join the hundreds taking action across the country.

  • CEO James Skinner: McDonald's must stop siting near schools

    Most Americans believe Big Fast Food is responsible for the alarming rates of diet related disease and called on McDonald’s to curb its abuses.

    It’s bad enough that one in five schools serve branded fast food like McDonald’s and nobody markets more to our kids than the Golden Arches, but preying on kids by planting fast food across the street from schools – that’s low.

    Send a message to CEO James Skinner today demanding McDonald’s take responsibility for its role in driving illness and disease.

  • Send a message to Philip Morris International: Keep out of public health policy!

     

    In 2008, the world’s largest tobacco corporation split into U.S.-based Altria (PM USA) and Swiss-based Philip Morris International (PMI). Since that time, PMI has continued to interfere in tobacco control and health policies around the world, causing increasing concern that the split will deepen a health epidemic that kills 5.4 million people each year. At the international level Corporate Accountability International has helped secure strong new guidelines to challenge PMI’s interference, but broad public support will be needed to hold this corporation accountable.

    Across the globe people are calling on PMI to stop interfering in tobacco control and health policy. Sign the petition today to challenge their continued abuse.

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    Tell Nestlé to stop fooling with community water supplies


    For years Nestlé has run roughshod over community and environmental concerns when taking and bottling water for brands like Poland Spring, Deer Park, Ice Mountain and Arrowhead.

    Nestlé is now looking to increase the number of bottling facilities it owns and operates across the country, from Maine to California.

    Tell the world’s largest bottler to stop wresting water resources from local control. Send a message to CEO Kim Jeffery today and join the thousands that have already taken action.

  • Call on Fast Food Giants to Value [the] Meal

     

    Corporate Accountability International is building a movement challenging the fast food industry to stop interfering in the political process, preventing the public from knowing the health risks of fast food and bombarding our children with manipulative marketing.

    We believe everyone needs access to enough affordable, healthy food and the fast food industry’s abuses are a roadblock that, once removed, can ensure a healthier future for generations to come.

  • Tell your Governor to Think Outside the Bottle!

     
    State governments are spending millions of taxpayer dollars each year to buy bottled water. Be it water coolers by the copier, or plastic bottles at state events, our elected leaders are choosing the bottle over the tap.

    More than 1,000 mayors have resolved to end city spending on bottled water. Now it is time for our governors to do the same.

    Lend your name to the letter today.