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 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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201-225 of 3999 signatures
Number Date Name Location
3799 Mon Apr 30 00:18:33 EDT 2012 Donna Widmer Shawnee, KS
3798 Sun Apr 29 14:45:12 EDT 2012 Guy Moses Mokena, IL
3797 Fri Apr 27 23:27:18 EDT 2012 Anthony Kerr Charlottesville, VA
3796 Fri Apr 27 09:32:46 EDT 2012 Don Pratt Lexington, KY
3795 Thu Apr 26 16:19:10 EDT 2012 Daniel Belachew Cambridge, MA
3794 Tue Apr 24 21:00:57 EDT 2012 Don Pratt Lexington, KY
3793 Tue Apr 24 02:08:51 EDT 2012 Bob Fischella Tucson, AZ
3792 Mon Apr 23 19:28:27 EDT 2012 Susan Spengler Palatine, IL
3791 Mon Apr 23 19:28:27 EDT 2012 Susan Spengler Palatine, IL
3790 Mon Apr 23 19:28:26 EDT 2012 Susan Spengler Palatine, IL
3789 Mon Apr 23 17:40:02 EDT 2012 Daniel Heuer Windsor, CT
3788 Sun Apr 22 18:30:20 EDT 2012 Todd Novacek Steubenville, OH
3787 Sun Apr 22 17:50:16 EDT 2012 Alice Nguyen San Jose, CA
3786 Sun Apr 22 15:33:47 EDT 2012 Laura Symons Highland, MI
3785 Sun Apr 22 10:14:25 EDT 2012 Jacob McGee Madison, WI WTO should be disbanded!
3784 Sat Apr 21 17:00:14 EDT 2012 Carlos Echevarria Inglewood, CA
3783 Sat Apr 21 15:47:40 EDT 2012 Lisa Choy rochester, NY As a consumer I would like to know that what I am ingesting is good for the environment and for my body. Stop the WTO from violating my basic human rights.
3782 Sat Apr 21 13:35:12 EDT 2012 Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD New Marshfield, OH
3781 Fri Apr 20 04:03:13 EDT 2012 Margaret Goodman Glen Mills , PA The free market does not work if consumers are not informed.
3780 Thu Apr 19 22:44:16 EDT 2012 Yannick Kinnie Orlando, FL
3779 Thu Apr 19 22:31:54 EDT 2012 Guy Moses Mokena, IL
3778 Thu Apr 19 21:56:16 EDT 2012 Roya Rezaie Burbank , CA
3777 Wed Apr 18 23:59:03 EDT 2012 Donald Waltman State College, PA
3776 Wed Apr 18 23:20:56 EDT 2012 Joanne Nay Santa Barbara,CA, CA
3775 Wed Apr 18 19:56:27 EDT 2012 Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA
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