Causes We Dig

You can find great volunteering opportunities with organizations in the DUG Network.

You can also make a positive impact on your health, the environment, and global human rights every day through your purchases, lifestyle choices, and lobbying efforts. Consider joining these local, community-led efforts to support national and global causes.

Join DC Fair Food to Boycott Wendy’s

This local campaign to support a national Fair Food Program to ensure the human rights of farm workers. First launched by the  Coalition of Immokalee Workers   in 2011 the campaign boycotted Burger King, McDonalds, Walmart, Publix, Taco Bell, and Whole Foods, forcing them to signed on to ensure humane wages and working conditions for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms.. Former President Bill Clinton said the effort was, “brilliant … You’ve got a success model, and you ought to put the pedal to the metal…”

We are working to get Wendy’s to sign on to efforts instead of importing tomatoes from Mexico. Learn more at the National Boycott Website.

Join @StandingRockDC

We all watched as the Water Protectors of Standing Rock won a Winter reprieve from the Dakota Access Pipeline Construction. A central component of the NoDAPL movement national movement, efforts at Standing Rock are supported by local solidarity actions. DC Stands with Standing Rock is an indigenous-led, community coalition that organized a December 10th solidarity protest on Human Rights Day and continues to organize support for Water Protectors as they continue to resist the pipeline. You can also take action right now at your desk, here are 10 ways to locally support Standing Rock Sioux.

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For more information about causes, campaigns and direct actions, DC locally and nationally, please check out The Responsible Consumer

The Responsible Consumer website includes information on:

– Calendar of over 100 upcoming Direct Actions, Trainings, and Meetings
– Over 100 products and companies to promote and boycott
– Over a 100 national & local campaigns covering over 100 issues
– Links to 100s of resources and organizations making a difference
– Lists of credible and non credible news sources for all political views
– Inspiration to keep on fighting

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