About Us

Fight like you live here.

Saving Our Food, Water, and Climate By Changing Our Politics

MISSION

Our food, water and climate are under constant assault by corporations who put profit over the survival of humanity. They have seized control of the very institutions that were built to protect us. We mobilize people to reclaim their political power, hold our elected officials accountable, and resist corporate control—ensuring we all have the essential resources we need to thrive. This is a fight we must win, because this planet is the only one we get.

PURPOSE

Food & Water Action mobilizes regular people to build political power to move bold & uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water, and climate problems of our time. We work to protect people’s health, communities, and democracy from the growing destructive power of the most powerful economic interests.

VISION

We are working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.

VALUES

Food & Water Action’s values are the underpinning of all of our work.

  • Healthy and livable environment
  • Human dignity
  • Justice for all
  • Economic fairness
  • Real democracy 

Healthy and livable environment – we all deserve to live in a world free of harmful pollution and its impacts on our health and the natural environment.

Human dignity – all people should be treated with respect and have their basic needs met to survive and thrive.  

Justice for all – we believe in the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all. 

Economic fairness – our economic system should be designed to benefit the many, not the few.

Real democracy – in our democracy all people should have easy access to the ballot, corporations are not people, money is not speech.

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Our sister organization, Food & Water Watch, combines research and education to galvanize public support to protect our most essential resources. At Food & Water Action, we hold our elected officials accountable and ensure that those who represent us reflect and embody our core values of universal access to safe food, clean water, and a livable climate.

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Learn more about our organizing work or how we’re already helping to make a difference in communities like yours.

Wenonah Hauter speaks at a podium with other activist leaders.
Our executive director, Wenonah Hauter, is a long-time organizer for progressive change.

Organizing 101

We’re here because we each have a story driving us to make a difference. What’s yours?

Organizer Meg Robbins with a sign "Water Jobs Justice"
Organizer Meg Robbins at a rally for clean water in Baltimore.

Our Victories

We don’t back down, and we know how to win. Here’s the proof.