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Join in Opposition to the Korea FTA

Sometimes, in order to get our point across, we need to combine our voices to be heard. If you belong to an organization or union, ask your group to join with 230 others in opposition to the Korea FTA.

President Bush signed the Korea Free Trade Agreement back in 2007, but because of concerns over environmental provisions, human rights and investor rights, this FTA remains unresolved. The procurement rules of this agreement jeopardize federal and state policies designed to promote clean energy use and reward environmentally-sustainable companies.

It's time to transform the way trade and investment agreements are written so they prioritize people’s rights to work and live in a healthy and safe environment. We need to challenge trade rules that threaten environmental protection, and instead advance fair and environmentally sound policies to promote sustainable development, worker and human rights, public health and corporate accountability.

As a sign of solidarity, and to show our strength in numbers, we hope your organization will join over 230 national, state and local groups in articulating our opposition to this Bush-negotiated trade deal. The letter is not going out under any particular letterhead, to show this issue is bigger than any one group or coalition. The sign-on deadline is August 16th.

To add your organization's name, simply email [email protected] I hope we can count on you to add to our numbers, and to forward this along to others.

Andy Gussert
National Director, Citizens Trade Campaign

National Organizations Signed On

Friends of the Earth
Global Exchange
Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ)
Campaign for Americas Future
Center for Sustainable Living
Citizens Trade Campaign
Global Justice for Animals and the Environment
Alliance for Democracy
Liberty Tree Foundation
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Washington D.C.)
Americans for Democratic Action
Association of Internally Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES - USA)
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Colombia Vive
Communications Workers of America
Guatemala Human Rights Commission
Int. Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Int. Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Int. Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Int. Brotherhood of Teamsters
Int. Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
League of Rural Voters
National Family Farm Coalition
National Labor Committee
Nicaragua-US Friendship Office
Oakland Institute
Progressive Democrats of America
Public Citizens Global Trade Watch
Rural Organizing Project
The Working Family Radio Network
Think. Pray. Act.
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church & Society
United Steelworkers
United Students Against Sweatshops
US Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative, New America Foundation
Witness for Peace

State and Local Organizations

Adirondack Labor-Religion Coalition
AFSCME Local 3214
AFSCME Local 34
Albany County Central Federation of Labor
Allied Printing Trades Council of Texas
American Federation of Government Employees Local 3937
American Postal Workers Union, Minneapolis Area Local
Andes Gifts
Arizona Fair Trade Coalition
Bend-Condega Sister Cities Project
Boilermakers Local Lodge No.13
Border Agricultural Workers Project (TX)
California Church Impact
California Fair Trade Coalition
California Labor Federation
Cannon River Heritage Farm, LLC
Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America
Central Florida Jobs with Justice
Central Ohio Labor Council
Central Ohio SOAR
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
Chisago County Labor Assembly (MN)
Citizens For Equal Trade (MA)
Cleveland Jobs With Justice
Communications Workers of America 4250 Retired Members' Chapter
Communications Workers of America District 13
Communications Workers of America District 4
Communications Workers of America District 7


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