As federal investment in our water systems has declined precipitously, corporations like Veolia and Suez have marketed water privatization, including in the form of "public-private partnerships," as a solution to cities' water woes. But case after case shows that privatizing public water is risky business for mayors, city governments, and residents.
To Philip Morris International: We demand your corporation pay for the health care costs associated with the tobacco epidemic and shut down the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), which undermines implementation of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
Congress is considering a bold bill that would advance water justice across the U.S., reinvigorate our public water systems, and promote democratic, community control. Urge elected officials to support The WATER Act now.