What We've Done
How do we know that motivating the right people to take action at the right time and in the right way can make an impact?
WE’VE PUSHED AMERICA TO GO RENEWABLE
With Environment America, our organizers helped win important resolutions and policies that encourage renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Now, our organizers are defending our climate progress, and calling on universities across the country to go even further by committing to renewable energy.
WE’VE TAKEN A SUPER-SIZED STEP TO PROTECT OUR ANTIBIOTICS
The misuse and overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kill at least 23,000 people in the United States each year. So to get factory farms to stop overusing our life-saving medicines, we called on fast food chains to stop buying meat raised on antibiotics. Working with U.S. PIRG, Impact organizers hit the ground across the country, collecting thousands of petitions and endorsements from medical professionals calling on McDonald’s, Subway and KFC to take action. These big fast food chains responded, agreeing to phase out the sale of meat raised on human antibiotics.
WE’VE FOUGHT TO RECLAIM OUR DEMOCRACY FOR THE PEOPLE
The Citizens United decision changed the landscape of our elections, allowing Super PACs and mega-donors to drown out the voices of ordinary voters. That’s why we’re working to empower regular Americans through a system that matches small contributions to candidates who don’t take large or corporate contributions, a system that’s already working in New York City. We helped win similar legislation in Maryland, and now we’re focusing our efforts in cities and states across the country.