There are a number of ways to support the various campaigns to stop food and energy prices from being dominated by financial players:
- Send information and articles from this website to friends, family and co-workers. More people need to understand how Wall Street is abusing and meddling in food and energy markets made for people who actually produce and buy food and energy commodities, not for institutional investors trying to perfect their portfolios.
- Look into your own investments – talk with whoever manages your pension fund to make sure that you are not invested in commodities. Use our resource materials and review the important talking points.
- Tell your Senators and Representatives that food and energy futures markets are for physical commercial hedgers to protect themselves from risk and streamline their businesses, not for Wall Street speculators, and that the first priority should be to protect physical producers and consumers. Find out about current legislative battles – see what to ask your Senators or Representatives to support in Congress
- Help initiate or strengthen a university campaign in your area. A growing number of schools are working to pressure their endowments to divest from commodities. Go here to see what schools are currently working on the issue and tips on starting a campaign in your university.