Washington Fair Trade Coalition Education Fund

A nonprofit organization

$1,740 raised by 8 donors

100% complete

$1,500 Goal

Mission

The Washington Fair Trade Coalition Education Fund works on behalf of people and the planet for a fair, balanced, and sustainable global trading system. Our goal is to build and strengthen a cross-sector coalition of working people, environmental activists, migrants and migrant advocacy organizations, and other civil society organizations to push for worker-friendly and climate-friendly trade policy.

Current Campaigns

This year, our campaigns include:

Digital Trade Campaign - The fight against Big Tech

2024 Elections - How trade can be a force for good for people and the planet

Climate Work - Trade policy that works to strengthen climate action and environmental justice

Solidarity Campaign - Supporting the essential work of our community

Why Should You Donate?

Our coalition is unique as the voice of civil society, managing globalization in ways that challenge the neoliberal power structure and benefit public interests. WFTC was founded after the 1999 WTO protests. In recognition that trade battles would be on-going, founders knew we would need a sustained coalition of community organizations. Our member organizations work primarily on labor rights, environmental policies, public health, food security, human rights, digital privacy, and other issues. Our coalition unites these interests in our region and also coordinates at the national and international levels around these issues.

Our recent accomplishments include successfully organizing around trade negotiations that came to Seattle in 2023. With financial support from PDF, we organized large-scale teach-ins and demonstrations alongside labor unions, trade-displaced workers, diaspora communities, international solidarity activists, digital privacy activists, public health groups, and climate activists to halt a trade deal that would have had disastrous impacts on jobs, wages, labor rights, climate action, consumer privacy and monopoly power. In addition, we successfully advocated for the Biden administration to withdraw U.S. support for Trump-era giveaways to Big Tech on “digital trade” that undermine personal privacy, AI accountability, worker rights and anti-monopoly policy. 

We have also won improvements to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that impacted drug prices for millions of people and helped facilitate unionization for Mexican workers. We ran an educational campaign about the intersections of environmental justice and trade with environmental partners. We worked on a campaign to expand equitable access to COVID medicine, helping pass a resolution at the Seattle City Council supporting COVID vaccine access. We have worked alongside elected officials, working people, environmentalists, students, diaspora communities, human rights activists, public health activists, farmworkers, racial justice organizations, immigrant rights groups, international solidarity organizations, and more that believe in putting people over corporate profits.


Giving Activity

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Washington Fair Trade Coalition Education Fund

other names

Washington Fair Trade Coalition

Tax id (EIN)

36-4760603

Category

Legal, Social Action & Advocacy

Address

1322 S Bayview St Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98144

Service areas

WA, US