This is how we will fight for people and the planet

  1. Defeating or damaging appointees: Trump will surely, and has already, surround himself with some of the worst environmental actors and corporate cronies. Our team will ensure that those appointments come with a struggle. And, should they be approved, we will expose and watchdog their every move.
  2. Taking them to court: Trump has already committed to undoing some of the greatest environmental victories we have had over the past years. Using the courts we will tie-up any attempts the new administration makes to undo our progress while also using lawsuits to go on the offense.
  3. Blocking bad legislation: Republicans may have control of both the House and Senate but that doesn’t mean all is lost. By partnering with champions for our cause, we will work to filibuster destructive policy proposals. Now is the moment we need our allies on Capitol Hill to boldly stand up for what’s right and we will be knocking on their doors to ensure that they do.
  4. Continuing to fight in the boardroom: Some of Friends of the Earth’s biggest successes have been the result of corporate campaigns. Backed by our broad and deep membership we will continue to put pressure on companies to do the right thing. A few recent examples of this include our work to get 65 retailers like Lowe’s to remove pollinator killing pesticides from their shelves, restaurants like In-and-Out Burger, Subway and others to stop sourcing meats that have been treated with antibiotics, or driving grocery stores to stop selling GMO salmon.
  5. Gaining ground in the states: With the Federal Government an unlikely ally, we will focus our energies on the states to ensure we continue to move the needle forward.
  6. Uniting with our international community: Friends of the Earth U.S. is one chapter of an international federation of diverse grassroots-based environmental organizations in 73 countries. Together we work in solidarity for sustainable, equitable and just societies. The Federation has already united to back us and to speak out against and delegitimize Trump. With this international force behind us, the United States’ ability to become a rogue actor and Trumps ability to back out of international agreements will be more difficult.

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