Action Alerts

Are Your Valentine's Flowers From Colombia?


Did you know that 60% of flowers bought in the United States come from Colombia? Nearly 100,000 mostly female flower workers have been working 16- to 18-hour days for poverty-level wages to get us the flowers that thousands of people will buy today.

This Valentine’s Day, take action to support these flower workers in their struggle for fair wages, equal treatment, justice, and dignity!

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Watch and Share New PBS Documentary about Afro-Colombian Women Leaders from La Toma

Great news! Two of the women leaders of the Afro-Colombian community La Toma, which we have told you about in blogs and action alerts, have been featured on a program called Women, War & Peace on PBS!



Please help us spread the word about this show and click here to watch it online!

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Colombia Trade Vote Results: How Did Your Members of Congress Do?


Despite more than five years of incredible work by people like you to advocate for fair trade policies, we are disappointed to report that the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

Click here to find out how your members of Congress voted and hold them accountable!

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Corporations, Free-Traders, Obama, Oh My!


We’re up against some big forces in our struggle against the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA): major corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, stubborn Republicans, free trade-loving Democrats, and even the President. They have money, power, and connections. But we have conviction.

We have hardworking partners in the United States. We have incredibly brave community leaders and human rights defenders on the ground in Colombia telling us every day about why this trade deal will be so devastating for those already hit hardest by Colombia’s conflict. And we have something better than a slingshot to fight this Goliath—YOU.

Will you chip in $50 or more today to make sure we can do everything in our power to stop this harmful trade agreement?

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Catch Them in the Office Today

Can you believe it’s August? It’s amazing to realize that through months of working hard together to maintain pressure on our legislators, we have kept the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement off the table. Congrats on fantastic work so far!

Help us keep the momentum going by participating in our first District Office Call-in Day TODAY!

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