In Lagos, Nigeria, massive corporations like Veolia are trying to control our water systems. If they succeed, it could have huge consequences for millions of people in Lagos, as well as the rest of Africa and the wider world.

Water is one of our most essential resources. But across the globe, corporations are vying to gain control of and commodify this basic human right. And Lagos, Nigeria, a city of more than 20 million people, is the epicenter of the movement challenging water profiteers and demanding public water.

Ocean at dusk with city in the background.

On World Oceans Day, learn how water issues around the globe are all connected.

Thanks to tens of thousands of people like you, we’re sending a message to ExxonMobil and Chevron as they hold their annual shareholders’ meeting.

Protesters at McDonald's shareholders' meeting

Over the last few weeks, tens of thousands of you have added your name to a list of demands to McDonald’s. Today, I’ll be delivering those demands to McDonald’s executives face-to-face at the corporation’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

Our team— pictured here at the 2016 U.N. climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco— dares to demand just climate policy free of Big Polluters' influence.

When we choose hope over despair, we make necessary breakthroughs. When we choose hope despite fear, we act with courage and creativity.