The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade deal being negotiated behind the backs of Congress and the people of th United States with the help of almost 600 corporate advisers. It threatens to undermine democracy by entrenching corporate power in virtually every area of our lives. From food safety and the environment, to workers rights and access to healthcare, the TPP is about much more than trade. TPP's Regulatory Coherence and Investment chapters drive a global race to the bottom, threatening critical public interest policie and making corporations more powerful than nations. threatens US sovereignty and democracy. I refuse to vote for this November and in future elections for any Senator or Representative who does not publicly commit to vote against TPP.
The Obama administration recently completed secret negotiations with trade officials from eleven Pacific Rim nations - Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand,...
The Obama administration recently completed secret negotiations with trade officials from eleven Pacific Rim nations - Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam - to create a massive international agreement described by public interest advocates as "a corporate power tool" that will help the 1% get richer at the expense of our jobs, health, and environment.
So what's in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Some leaked TPP texts have given us an idea of what's being discussed in secret. The drafts don't look good. If Congress does succeed at passing Fast Track and getting the TPP signed into law, here's what will happen:
Fast Track, also called Trade Promotion Authority, was voted on by Congress last summer and will allow the President to sign the TPP and then send it to Congress for a rapid up or down vote without the ability to make changes. This would subvert a democratic and transparent process. It will allow the TPP to be rammed through without evaluation of the impact it will have on protection of consumers, workers and the planet.
Tell Congress: Vote NO on TPP!