The following resolution was passed at the May General Membership Meeting.
Resolution to Boycott Nestle Waters North America Inc.
Whereas; A core belief of the Ann Arbor Democratic Club is to be good stewards of Michigan’s natural resources and being a leader in environmental conservation and
Whereas; Nestle Waters North America Inc. has continued to request in nearly doubling its water pumping withdrawal, despite numerous concerns raised from citizens on this action negatively impacting Michigan’s natural habitats, and unanimous refusal from local leadership in Osceola Township and
Whereas; The law of supply and demand is one of the most fundamental concepts in economics, where the relationship between consumer demand for goods and services will lead companies to adjust the supply necessary for a given product. Boycotts impact this economic law.
Therefore, it be RESOLVED; Ann Arbor Democratic Club will NOT purchase Nestle bottled water, including any of its affiliates, while strongly encouraging membership of the party to take similar measures to decrease the demand for their bottled products, rendering the request for additional water withdrawal from Michigan’s natural habit unnecessary, to protect Michigan’s ecosystem and freshwater economy.
Be It Further RESOLVED; Ann Arbor Democratic Club will send a communication commending the Osceola Township Board for their leadership in environmental conservation.
Finally, It Be RESOLVED; Copies of this Resolution to Boycott Nestle Water North America Inc. be distributed to other Michigan Democratic; Clubs, Caucuses, Chapters, and Districts for their consideration.