Voice for the People (V4P) is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on protecting people power.

From abolition, women’s suffrage and civil rights to minimum wages, the weekend and the Clean Air Act, the most powerful force in creating a better world has been “we the people” of every nation organizing our communities, and coordinating across towns, states and territorial borders. V4P defends the rights of communities around the world to develop solutions to our most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges.

Our team works at the increasingly important crossroads where international trade and investment law collides with domestic public interest policy. Trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) include dangerous rules—called “investor to state dispute settlement” systems, or ISDS—that fundamentally conflict with core principles of democracy, and undermine the ability of communities to organize and coordinate for a better world.