April is Membership Month! Renew your Membership or become a Member today!

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    It’s Membership Month and we need your support! CAGJ is funded by the community: 85% of our funding comes directly from our Members. Please consider renewing your Membership or become a Member today!

    Together, we are funding a vital movement to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices while creating and supporting alternatives that embody social justice, sustainability, diversity and grassroots democracy.

    Throughout April Membership Month, we have been featuring supporters of CAGJ. What do you love about CAGJ? Take a moment and let us know!

    Renew your membership or become a member today!

    In the last year alone, while building leadership of dozens of new volunteers and interns, we built our movement by:

    *Organizing against the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a free-trade agreement that has been called “NAFTA on steroids”
    *Campaigning for Initiative 522 to label genetically modified foods, a popular referendum that lost because of the flood of money from corporations
    *Leading teach-ins about small farmers, gentrification, and the Gates Foundation’s grant-making that increases farmers’ dependency on corporate inputs
    *Educating over 300 people about restaurant workers’ rights while supporting the local and Fair Trade food movement at our annual SLEE dinner
    *Supporting the Sakuma Boycott in solidarity with Las Familias Unidas por La Justicia, farmworkers fighting for a fair contract in the berry fields of Skagit County

    The world will not become a better place on its own. We need to take responsibility to hold corporations, governments and other institutions accountable to the principles that we hold so dearly. CAGJ is poised and ready to tackle some of the hardest issues of our time. Can we count on you to help us build a better future by donating today?

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    Seattle, WA 98104
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Our Projects

Food Justice

Food Justice is the right of communities everywhere to produce, distribute, access, and eat good food regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community. Good food is healthful, local, sustainable, culturally appropriate, humane, and produced for the sustenance of people and the planet.

Through community education, political action, and anti-oppressive organizing and community-building, CAGJ's Food Justice Project seeks to challenge and transform the globalized, industrial, corporate-driven food system and promote existing alternatives as we join the global struggle for food sovereignty for all!

AGRA Watch

AGRA Watch's objectives are to monitor and question the Gates Foundation's participation in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Upon researching this initiative and its historical precedents, AGRA Watch finds the current approach politically, environmentally, socially, and ethically problematic. We support sustainable, socially responsible, and indigenous alternatives in Africa, and connect these movements to those occurring in our local communities.

Trade Justice

CAGJ works for Trade Justice by organizing to reform the current US trade model that prioritizes profits over people and the environment, while offering viable alternatives through democratic engagement. Through CAGJ’s Trade Action Network, and membership in the WA Fair Trade Coalition, CAGJ continues our historic organizing to halt future so-called Free Trade Agreements, including the pending Trans Pacific Partnership, and to monitor existing policy including NAFTA, CAFTA and bilateral agreements with Peru, Colombia, South Korea and Panama. We seek to increase public understanding of trade by educating and advocating about the links to our food system, food sovereignty, immigrant rights, climate justice and economic justice.

News

Cooking up Justice in the Food System: Central Co-op and CAGJ Celebrate Our Food, Our Right!

Join us for seed exchange, cooking demonstration & readings Location: Central Co-op Rochdale Room, 1900 E Madison St (3 blocks East of ...

Sign the Petition: Food for Good? Good for Whom?

The Gates Foundation claims to be promoting food for good (#Food4GoodSEA). We are asking the question: good for whom? (#Good4who) Join ...

Good Food to the People – Our Food, Our Right

Hosted by CAGJ and Community Kitchens Northwest. Come network with other food activist organizations and get the inside story on ...

3/20: Biopiracy and Seed Sovereignty: AGRA Watch Educational

THURS, March 20, 6:30 - 9pm Location: Rochdale Room, Central Co-op Admin Office Building, 1900 E Madison Street (3 blocks East of ...

SLEE 2014 Kick-off!

We are very excited to announce the 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE) dinner. Every year dozens of volunteers ...

Get Involved With CAGJ

There are many ways you can get involved in the projects of CAGJ. For example, you can:

  • Become a member, intern or volunteer
  • Donate to help sustain CAGJ
  • Join our monthly e-newsletter list

Find out more on our Get Involved page!

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New Report on Food Sovereignty & Saving Seeds in the US

CAGJ is a founding member of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance and is proud to have contributed to this report! The U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance today released A Preliminary Report on Seeds and Seeds Practices in the US in celebration of La Vía Campesina’s International Day of Farmers’ and Peasants’ Struggles – April 17. The […]

Starting to unpack the TPP, NAFTA and food sovereignty

By Allison Mountjoy CAGJ’s Food Justice Project I recently traveled to New Orleans for the first time and where did I find myself on the first day but the New Orleans food co-op. For my sister, who was traveling with me, it was not surprising when I spent thirty minutes looking through produce and taking […]

Project Database Update!

Volunteers Needed: A One-Time, Easy Way to Help CAGJ! Exciting news! CAGJ has a new database! A good database is vital to a non-profit organization. It will help us communicate better with our volunteers and members and ultimately do our work better! So now we need help updating it. Anyone can do it! A short […]


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