It's shareholder meeting season, the busiest time of year for SumOfUs, and our members.
Our shareholder actions are what make SumOfUs unique. We partner with our members who own shares in some of the biggest companies in the world so that we can face corporate power right in the headquarters of giants like Amazon, McDonald’s, Bayer, and Kroger. And this year, we have our biggest actions planned yet.
But here's the problem: We still need to raise another $50,000 to present all of the shareholder proposals we have in store -- or else we'll have to cut back.
The SumOfUs Shareholder Advocacy program is one of our most successful tactics. In the four years since we began the program, we've partnered with shareholders from companies as varied as WestJet, Chevron, PepsiCo, and Suncor to introduce shareholder proposals at annual general meetings.
Sexual harassers have been brought to justice, companies have stopped using irresponsibly-source palm oil, and tar sands pipelines have been stalled -- thanks to our members exercising their rights as shareholders.
And this year, we have our most ambitious proposals yet ready to go. We're calling on Amazon to rein in CEO Jeff Bezos. We're asking US grocery giant Kroger to stop selling bee-killing pesticides, and we're pressuring McDonald's to stop selling plastic straws that destroy marine life.
Meanwhile, we're still working on our hardest-hitting campaigns, like stopping the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline, preventing Nestlé's world-wide water grab, and standing up against deforestation that is threatening endangered species.
We've been able to run these campaigns with a small team across several continents because members like you have supported us along the way. Now we need your help to keep going.
Will you chip in to make sure we're ready to face these giant companies?