Please take action TODAY to stop the TPP by making a donaton to Global Justice for Animals and the Environment at http://gjae.org/stoptppfund!
In early January, supporters in Congress of The
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secretly negotiated 12 nation free
trade agreement that environmentalists call "The Polluters'
Powergrab," will introduce Fast Track legislation intended to bring TPP to be voted on in Congress under a set of
rules that prohibit any amendments. If they succeed, Congressional friends of animals, the environment, and safe food will be rendered powerless to modify TPP's most destructive provisions, rules that will:
- expand hydrofracking;
- increase factory farming
and intensive animal aquaculture;
- exacerbate climate change;
- open the
floodgates for unsafe food imports;
- boost the cruel and unsustainable
trade in shark fins;
- force member nations to drop their bans on
genetically modified foods and the inhumane and dangerous livestock
- endanger critical ecosystems and wildlife habitat
like the Malaysian rainforest home of the orangutan;
polluting corporations to demand unlimited sums in compensation in
international tribunals when our environmental laws stand in the way
of their profits.
You can learn more about TPP and its potentally
devastating impacts by watching "The Trans-Pacific Partnership and
the Environment", a short documentary produced by GJAE volunteers,
the short time we have remaining, we need your help to mobilize
animal and environmental advocates throughout the nation to urge
their members of Congress to vote no on Fast Track - and to make sure
that their voices are heard by their elected officials! You can help support this work today by making an online donation at
Your funds will help cover expenses
- faxing or copying and delivering the thousands of
letters we've collected over the last two years from concerned
constituents urging their members of Congress to vote NO on Fast
Track and to oppose TPP.
- advocacy software – specialized online tools that
will allow us to send targeted alerts to thousands of concerned
people, allowing them to send emails concerning Fast Track to their
own elected officials with the click of a button. Used almost
universally by groups working to influence legislation, these
software packages have high startup costs and steep monthly fees and
can run thousands of dollars a year.
- opening a new office TPP campaign office in New York City (we need to raise $7,000 before we can do this).
- production of a slide presentation on TPP's potential
impact on animals, the environment, food safety, and the human
rights of environmental defenders – a powerful tool we can use to
educate and mobilize people to take action against TPP and a
resource for activists wishing to spread the word about TPP in their
- other advocacy costs, including office supplies and
technology, art supplies and printing for rallies, marches, and
of any amount are welcome and you can set your contribution to be a
one-time gift or to recur monthly.
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daily or weekly recurring cycle, you can make a donation at
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is run by unpaid and uncompensated volunteers and operates on an
annual budget smaller than an entry level staff salary at most
nonprofits. We don't spend donor funds on expensive fundraising
mailings, executive perks, or promotional items. As an organization
working to influence legislation, GJAE receives no government or
corporate funding or foundation grants. We are entirely dependent on
individual supporters like you to finance our work.
course, donating money is only one way you can help – we always
need and welcome volunteers! Call (718) 218-4523 or email
out how you can help!
to all of you who've helped us so far and thanks in advance to those
of you who we hope will assist us in the days, weeks, and months to
come Have a happy new year!
behalf of Global Justice for Animals and the Environment
Check out this video of me and activists from Climate Action and
HealthGAP speaking on TPP at a recent teach-in:
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