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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226-250 of 3999 signatures
Number Date Name Location
3774 Wed Apr 18 19:56:27 EDT 2012 Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA
3773 Wed Apr 18 19:09:57 EDT 2012 Denise Romesburg Phoenix, AZ
3772 Wed Apr 18 15:04:19 EDT 2012 Nancy Cohen Bethlehem, PA
3771 Wed Apr 18 14:14:06 EDT 2012 Chalres Cevora Taylor, MI
3770 Tue Apr 17 18:56:21 EDT 2012 Jolene Turner Highlandville, MO
3769 Tue Apr 17 16:32:53 EDT 2012 Karen Johanson Worcester, MA
3768 Tue Apr 17 14:13:59 EDT 2012 Matthew Blackwood Madison, WI
3767 Tue Apr 17 03:37:59 EDT 2012 Margaret Goodman Glen Mills, PA
3766 Mon Apr 16 21:13:29 EDT 2012 David Jaffe Riverhead, NY
3765 Mon Apr 16 16:38:12 EDT 2012 Barry Kaufman Burbank, CA
3764 Mon Apr 16 14:02:00 EDT 2012 David Brodsky East Cleveland, OH
3763 Mon Apr 16 11:57:22 EDT 2012 Kathy Kirby Kansas City, MO
3762 Mon Apr 16 09:23:58 EDT 2012 Carmen I Alvarado Burke, VA
3761 Mon Apr 16 05:02:42 EDT 2012 Gail Jackson Waikoloa, HI
3760 Sun Apr 15 23:41:32 EDT 2012 Alejandro de la Torre Houston, TX
3759 Sun Apr 15 22:48:13 EDT 2012 Erin Foley Hazlet, NJ
3758 Sun Apr 15 21:19:33 EDT 2012 Erin Foley Hazlet, NJ
3757 Sun Apr 15 19:56:30 EDT 2012 David Selwyn woodbury, CT
3756 Sun Apr 15 19:45:30 EDT 2012 Karen Hansen Columbus, OH
3755 Sun Apr 15 17:08:47 EDT 2012 Andrew Sutphin Westlake Village, CA
3754 Sun Apr 15 16:22:47 EDT 2012 marie Copeland Delmar, NY
3753 Sun Apr 15 11:36:20 EDT 2012 Betty Walters Boulder, CO
3752 Sun Apr 15 09:49:10 EDT 2012 Robert Scheelen Medford, OR
3751 Sun Apr 15 02:30:50 EDT 2012 Roger Bassett Sonoma, CA
3750 Sun Apr 15 01:18:51 EDT 2012 Mark Teig Pine Bush, NY
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