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Call your senator to vote against TPA-Trade Promotion Authority and TPP

The TPP is not really about trade at all, but an effort to give corporations immunity from all labor and environmental laws.   It allows corporations to sue for damages against any such law, not only for existing costs but for the loss of profits they expect to get in the future!  They can in effect overturn these laws in international tribunals which they control.   It is a giant transfer of power away from elected governments to corporations accountable only to their shareholders.

The Senators listed below voted in favor of fast track last time.  But the TPP  just got even worse.   In order to get the fast track approved by House Republicans, they removed the Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) which was supposed to help workers who lost their jobs.   They also removed the measure to deal with currency manipulation and put a ban on using TPP  to address climate change.  All these things give your Senator a reason to change his/her mind and vote against fast track this time.

Please call your Senator(s) today!   Urge friends and family to call them also.  Only a flood of calls will get them to do the right thing and protect all of our laws.    Tell them not to believe empty promises that Congress will pass TAA later on after fast track is approved.   The right wing Republicans in the House will never approve TAA worker protections as a stand-alone bill.

Sen. Michael Bennet (CO) 202-224-5852
Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA) 202-224-3441
Sen. Patty Murray (WA) 202-224-2621
Sen. Ben Cardin (MD) 202-224-4524
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA) 202-224-3841
Sen. Tim Kaine (VA) 202-224-4024
Sen. Mark Warner (VA) 202-224-2023
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH) 202-224-2023


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Velvet Revolution Call To Action: Call Your US House Representative and Say “No TPP!”

June 11, 2015 – The US House is poised today to vote on the “fast-track” measure of the TPP trade deal that was created by and will favor large corporations, and harm unions and workers. Velvet Revolution urges our supporters to contact their US Representative, and tell them you want them to vote NO on giving the President authority to negotiate this bad deal for workers behind closed doors. This bill will protect Big Pharma and let them continue their price gouging and monopoly in the US market, and will do nothing for workers. We urge our supporters to fight TPP, and let’s get a real Jobs Bill passed. Find your Federal Representative on this page below, and contact both the local office and the DC office, and tell them you are opposed to the TPP “fast-track” measure. We have also included a link to a Credo Call to Action too. Read more on here.  (photo credit: Martin Falbisoner/CC)

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Credo Call to Action Call Congress and Stop TPP