Skyrocketing water bills. Labor abuses. Corner-cutting that can jeopardize public health and safety. Repeated water main breaks (one causing a sinkhole so big it swallowed a car).
We’ve been exposing stories like this from cities like Bayonne, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Hoboken for years. Yet water profiteers like Veolia and Suez are ramping up efforts to seduce cash-strapped cities into handing over their public water systems.
That means water systems would be run to maximize profit — and crises like these could happen again. We’re monitoring public water systems across the country — and we need your help. When corporations try to take over our water systems, we’ll need to be ready to jump into action immediately.
This #GivingTuesday, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar to start a water privatization rapid response fund to challenge corporations that are trying to profit from our most basic resource.
With you by our side, we’re creating this new fund right now, in honor of Giving Tuesday. If we are successful, the water privatization rapid response fund will enable us to mobilize quickly and partner strategically with communities when their public water systems are in danger. You can be part of the organizing to make sure water systems stay in public hands.
Our water campaign challenges the commodification of our most precious resource. For almost ten years, we have been winning victories to ensure water remains in public hands.
This Giving Tuesday, let’s show transnational corporations that they cannot turn our water into a commodity bought and sold to the highest bidder. Help us reach the $10,000 goal before midnight on November 28! Remember, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.