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How to Start a Veolia Campaign

Are you inspired by the story of Sonoma County, or the countless Veolia victories worldwide? Get started with your own Veolia campaign!

●    Find out if your city or county has contracts with Veolia. Important: This list is not exhaustive so if you don't find something do some online research.

●    If you discover a current contract with Veolia, find out when it ends and mobilize against renewal.

●    If it doesn't renew for a while, you can follow the lead of the North Coast Coalition for Palestine (NCCP) and work on a resolution to investigate before considering renewal.

●   Click here to download an awesome toolkit by NCCP that you can use to start a campaign!

Haven't found any local contracts? Here are some other options to consider...

●    If there are no current contracts, why not pass a resolution preempting future contracts? In Europe, many cities have declared themselves "Veolia-free."This is sometimes easier than stopping a contract and it sends the same message to Veolia. Evergreen College in Olympia, WA declared itself "Caterpillar-free"in 2010.

●    Alternatively you could find out if you have local contracts with Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, G4S, or Elbit Systems and follow the same model.

●    Beyond corporate contracts, this is a forum in which municipal bodies can publicly call for an end to US military aid to Israel -- seen by many as the "S"in BDS. The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has produced a How-To Kit for carrying out such a campaign.

Don't Forget: The US Campaign is here to help! If you need additional support for getting started, contact us and we'll see what we can do!