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Corporate Accountability International

Dear Merrillee ,

Time is ticking. Our friend Terry Swier and her neighbors have until Monday to secure needed funds to continue challenging Nestlé’s reckless bottling practices in rural Michigan.

Can you make an emergency donation to help Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) raise the $10,000 they need to counter Nestlé’s financial might in court?

As the world’s largest food and beverage corporation, Nestlé has poured millions into court battles to protect its profits and run Terry’s group dry. For years, MCWC has valiantly managed to stay afloat on a shoestring budget by running bake sales, garage sales and grassroots fundraising campaigns to pay down their mounting legal fees…and protect community water rights for the long haul.

But MCWC may be forced to drop its case if the group can’t bring in the funds it needs to appear at a court hearing this next Monday, July 6.

If just 200 people give $50, we can make sure all their hard work hasn’t been in vain.

In 2003, a judge ordered a halt to Nestlé’s extraction of 400 gallons per minute from a rural Michigan wildlife preserve, agreeing with community members that Nestlé’s pumping had a negative impact on several local streams and ponds. But the pumping never stopped. On appeal, Nestlé challenged the community’s standing to bring a lawsuit in the first place…and has tied MCWC concerns up in court ever since.

Next Monday’s hearing in could be the turning point, determining once and for all that Nestlé’s bottling is unsustainable…but only if Terry and her neighbors can afford to stay in the room.

Click here to bring the people of Michigan into the courtroom to defend their water.

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Everything you contribute will go directly to MCWC, and we’ll keep you posted on the hearing as it unfolds.

Thank you for your support at this urgent time. Together we can make sure our courts put human need over corporate greed.


Leslie Samuelrich
Deputy Director

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