Your courage, vision, and determination stand out brightly as I reflect back on all that has happened in 2018. This year, people across the globe came together in unprecedented ways to challenge power — corporate power, the patriarchy, systemic racism — to build a better world, together.
And every day, what keeps us going here at Corporate Accountability is YOU.
Every day, we are inspired by your commitment to building a world where corporations answer to people and not the other way around. This year, the corporate accountability movement accomplished great things, even in the face of the Trump administration’s relentless and continued corporate takeover of government:
- Closing the door on the tobacco industry. In a huge, precedent-setting victory for public health and democracy, more than 180 countries came together to kick Big Tobacco out of public policymaking at the global tobacco treaty.
- Advancing essential climate justice solutions. By signing on to the People’s Demands with people around the world, you are advancing just and feasible solutions to the climate crisis.
- Shutting the spigot for Veolia. Your grassroots action was essential in forcing the world’s largest water privatizer to abandon a flagship water privatization scheme in the U.S..
Each of these victories and many more were only possible because of the support and action of members like you. You give us hope, you embolden us, and you bring more and more people together to build this movement for transformative change.
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