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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Number Date Name Location
3974 Mon Apr 20 13:20:26 EDT 2015 Nancy Champion Tallahassee, FL 204 -->203We must definitively move against corporatocracy and back to democracy of, by, and for the people. International agreements like these are structured to weaken the US. We must not allow this to continue.
3973 Thu Apr 16 13:15:51 EDT 2015 Steve Schreck sedro-woolley, WA There needs to be a tether put on the New World Out of Order! The WTO must go......
3972 Sat Mar 28 15:50:16 EDT 2015 Karin Mitschele Milford, PA
3971 Mon Mar 23 19:00:14 EDT 2015 James England Cocoa, FL
3970 Sat Mar 07 15:53:57 EST 2015 Anonymous Green Valley, AZ
3969 Thu Feb 19 17:38:47 EST 2015 r. johnson north hollywood, CA
3968 Thu Jan 22 00:31:40 EST 2015 James O'Gwin Corrales, NM
3967 Tue Jan 06 10:12:37 EST 2015 gina shea bedford hills, NY
3966 Tue Dec 30 15:38:11 EST 2014 Steve Schmitt TN
3965 Thu Nov 06 14:06:04 EST 2014 Cheryl Wiest Topeka, IL Thank you Public Citizen, Lori Wallach, and Democracy Now! for getting the word out. Who, in their right mind, would ever WANT a corporation or another country to take away our right to decide for More....
3964 Wed Nov 05 12:02:52 EST 2014 Anonymous Crestline, CA If actions speak louder than words, the WTO's
Actions and business are in direct opposition
And contention with all justice, freedom, equality,
And truth.
The WTO is an organization More....
3963 Tue Oct 28 18:25:48 EDT 2014 katy bayly makawao, HI The WHO is a joke! shut it, and NATO and the UN and the Federal Reserve and the IRS down. All crooks, all in it for the money, not even close to being in it for the love of humanity. Just the opposite. More....
3962 Tue Oct 28 07:22:44 EDT 2014 Richard Morris Lutz, FL This is appalling. Our society has deteriorated beyond a point that is ridiculous.
3961 Sat Oct 25 09:33:09 EDT 2014 David Sullivan Indianapolis, IN
3960 Wed Oct 22 08:39:49 EDT 2014 PAR KETTIS CASTINE, ME The labeling requirements of US are very good and should remain. I agree with you that it is hard to understand how the WTO can take such a position against consumers.
3959 Thu Oct 16 00:57:23 EDT 2014 Anonymous Marshall, MN This trade agreement hurts American workers.
3958 Thu Oct 09 19:04:33 EDT 2014 Sandra Derr Ashburn, VA
3957 Thu Oct 09 19:04:33 EDT 2014 Sandra Derr Ashburn, VA
3956 Thu Oct 09 19:04:33 EDT 2014 Sandra Derr Ashburn, VA
3955 Thu Oct 02 19:44:26 EDT 2014 Sandra Derr Ashburn, VA
3954 Thu Oct 02 19:44:26 EDT 2014 Sandra Derr Ashburn, VA
3953 Thu Oct 02 19:42:28 EDT 2014 Hilarie Malmberg Reston, VA We, the people, know best what is good for ourselves and our countries. Corporations should not subvert our welfare for their own gain. The Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions must be the first More....
3952 Mon Sep 08 19:29:43 EDT 2014 Anonymous Conrad, MT
3951 Fri Aug 29 19:05:25 EDT 2014 Susan Brown La Mesa, CA
3950 Wed Aug 27 20:12:30 EDT 2014 Nancy Strong cornville, AZ
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