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.
- Water privatization, backed by the World Bank, has been devastating for the city of Nagpur, India. Residents face everything from contaminated wate 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.
Parks across the country have taken steps to Think Outside the Bottle. Now, the bottled water industry is throwing around its 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!
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. Right now, we have a chance to push its oily lies out into broad daylight and hold it accountable for its deception. Join the call: Exxon needs to tell the truth and face the consequences of its lies and fraud.
Call Nancy Pelosi and tell her to publicly oppose fast track and the TPP. In your own words, tell her why she should publicly oppose the TPP. We've included a few suggestions.
British American Tobacco has been implicated in conducting illegal activities in Africa. A documentary by the BBC revealed that BAT engaged in corporate espionage and bribed politicians and policymakers in the name of buying political influence and undermining tobacco control policies.