The LowDOWn – Victory and Votes Edition, November 2014

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Victory and Votes Edition

Brought to you by the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, North America

 In this issue:

1. On the ground – Victory!
2. VOTE NOW! – BENNY Activists’ Choice Award and Public Eye Award
3. 30th Anniversary Calendar of Events
4. Year End Appeal Letter
5. Take Action!

1. On the ground – Victory!

Singing together "We will continue to fight, we will not be scared"

Survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal ended their protest at Jantar Mantar five days ago after assurance by the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers of meeting their demands. Five women survivors and their supporter broke their water-less fast on the fourth day with sips of water offered by Joint Secretary AJV Prasad who came to the protest site.

To read the press release, click here.

Congratulations to Bhopalis! Thank you to all the supporters who e-faxed the Prime Minister, and shared the news far and wide!

2. VOTE NOW – BENNY award and Public Eye Award

BENNY AWARD – The ICJB has been nominated for a BENNY award from Corporate Ethics International. We are one among 24 corporate campaigns nominated in this year’s BENNYs. You can help us win the Activist’s Choice Award where YOU vote for your favorite campaign. Voting is open through November 23rd. Please vote for us! Click here!

PUBLIC EYE AWARD – An event held every year since 2000 to counter the World Economic Forum in Davos. This year, Dow Chemical is one of the companies nominated for public “naming and shaming.” Voting begins November 19. Please cast your vote for Dow Chemical. Click here!


3. 30th Anniversary calendar events

To see a list of events happening near you, please click here!

4. Year End Appeal Letter

It’s that time of year again! Each December, we send appeal letters out from various activists, celebrities, artists and leaders who support the campaign. This year, anti-war and environmental justice activist Diane Wilson reminds us why it’s important to support the ICJB.

To read her letter click here.

To donate click here.


5. Take Action!

  • Make a Donation Here

  • Volunteer:

Our website needs your help! In the run up to the 30th anniversary, we’re looking for volunteers to help organize old posts so the site is more accessible. Volunteers will make all the difference in making our website shine! All you’ll need is a computer and a steady internet connection. Can you spare just 1 or 2 hours a week to help out? Email us at to get started right away!

  • Visit our Facebook Group Here and our page Here

  • Follow us on Twitter Here

This campaign LowDOWn is brought to you by members of ICJB North America.

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