In every city and state, corporations and private investors are lobbying to lower taxes on the wealthy and profit from taking control of the public goods and services we all rely on.

This toolkit will help you understand privatization and learn strategies for fighting back to make government work for all of us.


What is “privatization?”



People like you can make a difference


Tools to stop bad privatization deals

Tools to protect your community


What to do

  • Download the above tools and attend your local council meetings, school board meetings, and state legislative hearings.
  • Email us to get connected to people organizing in your area:
  • Subscribe to our email newsletters: Weekly Privatization Report, Cashing in on Kids, and Community Schools.
  • Start a book club reading In the Public Interest executive director Donald Cohen’s book The Privatization of Everything. Discussion questions can be found here.