Food & Water Watch

About: Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment. Our goal was to help build a powerful grassroots movement that can protect our most important resources. Since then, with the support of our membership, individual donors and foundations, we have grown to more than 100 staff members and have offices around the country.
Mission statement: Food & Water Watch are working to create a healthy future for our families and for generations to come—a world where all people have the resources they need, including wholesome food, clean water and sustainable energy. Making this happen requires organizing people from all over the country to build a large movement with the political power to make our democratic process work. Large numbers of people are a countervailing force to corporations “buying” public policy.

Founder: Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, Wenonah Hauter is a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. From 1997 to 2005, she served as Director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environment Program, which focused on water, food and energy policy. From 1996 to 1997, she was environmental policy director for Citizen Action, where she worked with the organization’s 30 state-based groups. From 1989 to 1995, she was at the Union of Concerned Scientists where, as a senior organizer, she coordinated broad-based, grassroots sustainable energy campaigns in several states.



Phone: (202) 683-2500

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