Lindsey Allen, Executive Director Rainforest Action Network

Thank You.
That is what this email is all about. Simply: Thank You.After seven long years of campaigning against Cargill — the biggest privately held corporation in the US – we have seen a groundbreaking commitment from them along with a seismic shift in the palm oil sector to protect disappearing rainforests and to keep massive amounts of carbon in the ground and out of the atmosphere.

To mark this victory, our staff has compiled this photographic timeline of this wide-ranging campaign to keep Conflict Palm Oil out of our food and to protect our forests and the communities and wildlife that depend on them.

Of course, this fight is by no means over. But as the executive director of Rainforest Action Network, I want you to know that your support on this issue is directly responsible for this progress. Your support – from your emails, your signatures, your phone calls, your social media action and your donations to your presence at RAN nonviolent direct actions such as occupying Cargill headquarters, marching in the streets, and creating massive public demonstrations to bring the message directly to Cargill – has made this possible.
And as we enter into this season of gratitude and giving, everyone here at RAN would like to extend our deepest thanks to all of you for your support.

So, again: Thank You.

See a Photo Timeline of the Cargill Campaign.


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In this week’s address, the President wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving and reflected on the history of our country and its celebration of diversity. He gave thanks for the many Americans who sacrifice every day, from volunteer workers who serve their communities, to men and women in uniform who serve us all.

On Thanksgiving, a holiday that is uniquely American, he reminded us to focus on what unites — our commitment to American ideals like justice and equality and our gratitude and love for our country.

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