Alliance Campaigns - Find Out What's
Going on and Get Active
|Defending Water For
Life Visit the
national campaign page here
Learn about Alliance efforts to keep water
resources in the public trust, and read
about the history of the struggle to keep
"Water for People and Nature" in the U.S.
and around the world. This national
campaign supports state-level work to
protect water, including developing local
resolutions against corporate personhood.
|Ending Corporate Rule
national campaign page here
The overwhelming influence that large and
multinational corporations have over every
aspect of our lives has to end, if we're
to protect a democratic society and the
viability of the planet. Our campaigns
emphasize action and outreach against
corporate personhood and corporate rule at
every level of government, as well as
collaboration with other groups to build a
movement across "divide-and-conquer"
to Amend: Move
to Amend seeks to end
corporate personhood by passing a 28th
Amendment to the Constitution. We were
a founding member of this organization
and our Portland
chapter works closely with
for Organizing: Download
how-tos, fliers, and articles, as well
as tips and ideas for street theater.
Help spread the word on the need to
end corporate rule. See the main
resource page here.
- The We the People Act: Reintroduced
in Congress. Link to text and a list
of co-sponsors here.
to Amend Portland: AfD's
Portland chapter has taken a lead on
getting Oregon organized to end
corporate personhood. Find out more on
website, or on their Facebook
Concord, Massachusetts North Bridge
chapter works with Greater
Boston Move to Amend on local
education and outreach. Email
for more information and read about
past actions here.
and Ukiah chapter members
produce a twice-monthly radio show,
"Corporations and Democracy,"
featuring interviews with both
national and local activists on
corporate rule and sustainable,
democratic alternatives. See the
page for the latest
Increasingly the rules that promote corporate
domination of our lives are being set by
international trade and investment agreements. These
agreements place short-term economic efficiency and
maximization of profit above all other values,
including democracy. They promote privatization,
deregulation and unfettered movement of capital (the
"neoliberal" agenda) which removes profits from
communities and strengthens transnational
corporations at the expense of civil society and the
Since 1997, the Alliance for Democracy has had a
national campaign to oppose international agreements
that promote corporate globalization. The campaign
first focused on stopping the Multilateral Agreement
on Investment (MAI) and stop it we did, thanks to a
strong international network of civil society
organizations. Attention next turned to stopping the
WTO Millennium Round in Seattle and that is history.
- Stop TPP:
We are part of the global movement to end this
"NAFTA on Steroids" trade deal. For more info
and resources see our TPP page here.
Democracy: Alliance for Democracy
organized the Earth Democracy Conference at the
2013 Democracy Convention in Madison, Wisconsin
and will be working on a similar set of
workshops and presentations at the planned 2018
convention. You can find out more about the
planned roster of speakers and workshops here,
and learn more about the convention itself at
- Tapestry of the Commons: What is or
should be private property? What is or should be
common wealth? Participants engage in a new
interactive rediscovery of the commons by
weaving ribbons representing natural and
cultural commons. This is a workshop that can be
adapted for late elementary school children
through adults, and for many levels of political
or ecological awareness. Learn more here.
Massachusetts and Washington DC members are involved
with public banking initiatives in their state and
city. Massachusetts Alliance members are also
working on seating members of a state citizens'
trade advisory board.
|Alternative Media: Projects and
In print, on the air, and on local tv, we're doing
an end-run around a mainstream media that
increasingly ignores innovative grassroots campaigns
and alternative political viewpoints.
and Democracy" is a twice-monthly radio
show airing on KZYX-FM public radio in
Mendocino, California. The show streams live at
1 p.m. Pacific on the second and fourth Tuesdays
of the month. Audio files of past shows are
posted here on our website.
Dialogues" is a weekly television
interview show produced by Portland Alliance for
Democracy for Portland Community Media.
Learn how to share this show on your own
community access station. You can also subscribe
to shows from their Youtube channel.