Everything That's Wrong About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in One Infographic

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Everything That's Wrong About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in One Infographic

by Ben Jervey

March 24, 2011

If you don't know already, GOOD is partnering with 350.org on the "The U.S. Chamber Doesn't Speak for Me" campaign. (See our initial announcement post, or all our Chamber coverage.) The basic message is simple: when it comes to climate and energy, the US Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of big polluters, not everyday American business.

A local organizer told the command center at 350.org that they needed a good, "simple way to explain the whole campaign in 30 seconds or less." So they created this amazing graphic below, chock full of need-to-know facts and figures about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's nefarious ways.

If it's too small for you, click here or on the image to see the big, broad full-sized version.


So, surely you're now outraged and wondering, What can I do?

First, if you haven't already, go to Chamber.350.org, add your voice, and declare that the U.S. Chamber doesn't speak for you.

Second, fan out in your community and recruit local businesses and even local Chambers of Commerce to disassociate themselves with the national Chamber. Here's a comprehensive organizing toolkit that will give you everything you need to get started.

If you have time tonight, there's a national grassroots business recruitment call. More details:

  • When: Tuesday, March 22, 9pm EDT, 6pm PST
     
  • Where: Call (712)-432-0075
    Use passcode: 855149

Finally, save the date: April 18th. On that Monday, people around the country will organize and gather at strategic local events to expose the US Chamber's dirty deeds and, ultimately, to diminish its power. 

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