Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. They stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects the environment.
They are working to create a healthy future for the families and for generations to come—a world where all people have the resources they need, including wholesome food, clean water and sustainable energy. Making this happen requires organizing people from all over the country to build a large movement with the political power to make the democratic process work. Large numbers of people are a countervailing force to corporations “buying” public policy.
Independence. They are a public interest organization that remains independent of corporate and government influence. They are funded fully through the members, individual donors, and foundation grants.
Democracy. They engage and mobilize citizens politically through person-to-person, on-the-ground organizing, educational campaigns and new media technologies. They believe political involvement is critical for holding governments accountable to their constituents and for creating policies that ensure a sustainable world with safe food and clean water.
Human Rights. Although food and water are human rights, the political will to ensure that all people have adequate nutrition and drinking water is lacking. They are part of the growing global movement fighting this injustice.
Sustainability. They believe in a sustainable future — one that ensures access to essential resources for future generations while protecting the quality of the environment.
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Eric Weltman is a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York. He has over 25 years of experience leading social justice campaigns and building progressive power.