Sign the Consumer Rights Pledge

Shine the spotlight on the WTO's attack on consumer rights

In a set of recent decisions, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against U.S.country-of-origin labels on meat, dolphin-safe labels on tuna, and the ban on sweet-flavored cigarettes designed to combat youth smoking. [Learn more]

These are the policies we rely on to allow us to protect children’s health and make informed decisions as consumers. Under current rules, the U.S. will have to water down or eliminate these policies, or face trade sanctions.

Take the pledge and stand up to the WTO's attack on our consumer rights.

Tell your friends and family to sign the pledge as well. The more names that sign on, the better chance we'll have of gaining the attention of the public, media, President Obama and Congress. We'll do our part to shine the spotlight on your terrific work. This is only the beginning of all of our efforts.

Sign the Consumer Rights Pledge:

In a matter of months, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against three popular U.S. consumer policies: our country-of-origin labels on meat; dolphin-safe tuna labels; and a ban on sweet-flavored cigarettes that were marketed to lure teens to start smoking.

Previously, we’ve seen this global commerce agency facilitate offshoring of jobs to low-wage countries and rule against a series of health and environmental laws around the world. Now the WTO has even ruled against consumers’ basic right to know where products come from and how they are produced.

Enough is enough!

When the WTO rules against a policy, countries are pressured to water down or eliminate their laws. Our government must not cave in and follow a WTO order to gut our laws, if necessary by eliminating any funding to make a WTO-ordered roll back possible.

I pledge NOT to support trade deals that include similar anti-consumer provisions.

I also pledge to alert my community and my elected representatives to the WTO attacks on our consumer policies.


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151-175 of 3999 signatures
Number Date Name Location
3849 Thu Jun 28 23:44:33 EDT 2012 Patrick Dolan Mount Prospect, IL
3848 Wed Jun 27 14:37:17 EDT 2012 Criage Lynnette Althage Chicago, IL
3847 Wed Jun 27 13:33:25 EDT 2012 James White Fort Collins, CO
3846 Tue Jun 19 14:01:41 EDT 2012 Russ Leopard Nebo, NC
3845 Tue Jun 19 11:52:18 EDT 2012 Anonymous Burton, MI
3844 Sun Jun 17 22:02:49 EDT 2012 Dana Riell Schenectady, NY
3843 Sat Jun 16 18:43:24 EDT 2012 Steve Fryburg Bellbrook, OH
3842 Fri Jun 15 16:12:24 EDT 2012 Nancy Hasenpusch San Andreas, CA I demand that these consumer policies be implemented, followed and practiced no matter what!!
3841 Fri Jun 15 09:34:24 EDT 2012 James Krapf Marshall, WI Please start governing FOR people, not corporations and profiteers!?
3840 Fri Jun 15 08:44:51 EDT 2012 Jackie Kennedy Davenport, FL This cannot stand! We have watched what the E.U. has done to Europe. Why would we subject ourselves to the same barbaric catastrophes here?
3839 Tue Jun 12 18:07:48 EDT 2012 Anonymous Hurley, NY
3838 Thu Jun 07 12:04:24 EDT 2012 Anonymous rhinebeck, NY
3837 Wed Jun 06 12:55:19 EDT 2012 Joan Weisenbloom Seattle, WA
3836 Tue Jun 05 07:37:49 EDT 2012 John Hall Lansing, MI
3835 Mon Jun 04 08:03:33 EDT 2012 John Hall Lansing, MI
3834 Sun Jun 03 15:25:36 EDT 2012 John Fay Wheaton, MD
3833 Sun Jun 03 14:55:39 EDT 2012 Brad McDonough Woburn, MA We need to take some responsibility and make sure tuna and dolphins do not become extinct.
3832 Sun Jun 03 09:57:45 EDT 2012 Jacquelyn Kallunki White Plains, NY
3831 Sat Jun 02 15:59:46 EDT 2012 jill harmer louisvl, KS wE MUSt SAVE TUNA FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. and not overkill doolphins.
3830 Sat Jun 02 04:08:18 EDT 2012 Klaus Steinbrecher Angel Fire, NM
3829 Fri Jun 01 14:50:18 EDT 2012 vernon hopper eufaula, AL
3828 Fri Jun 01 00:44:42 EDT 2012 Barbara Pampalone Chatsworth, CA We should also encourage other countries to tax heavily tobacco products and the fast food products and carbonated beverages that cause untold damage to health in countries where our corporations use marketing More....
3827 Thu May 31 19:55:25 EDT 2012 Jason Teichman San Diego, CA
3826 Tue May 29 20:06:34 EDT 2012 Ernesto Torres Frederick, MD
3825 Tue May 29 11:37:03 EDT 2012 Mallory Musser Bay City, MI
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