BREAKING: This morning President Obama went to Capitol Hill in a last ditch effort to woo hesitant members of the Democrat party into voting for giving him Fast Track authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). The vote is taking place in less an hour. And we need your help to stop it!
Right now the White House is working behind closed doors with 600 corporate lobbyists in Congress, furiously trying to close the deal on the TPP – if allowed to pass, the TPP would outlaw GMO labeling and even county bans on GMOs and Monsanto’s toxic cancer-causing products.
While no version of the Fast Track of the trade agreement has been released to the public, language in the recently passed Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, which authorizes the Fast Track declares that GMO labeling is an “unjustified trade restriction”. This is an outrage!
Demand an end to secret trade deals! Stop the fast track of the TPP. Stand with Food Democracy Now! – stop Monsanto’s secret trade deal before it’s too late!
Your member of Congress needs to hear from you in the next 24 hours. If you can't reach your Representative by entering your information below, please call the Congressional switchboard: (202) 225-3121.
Make the Call!
Representative Steve King:
Senator Chuck Grassley:
Senator Joni Ernst:
Call and say:
"Hi, my name is _______ from _________ (city and/or state) I'm calling to ask Senator/ Representative _______ to vote No on the Fast Track of the TPP trade deal.,
The rules of democracy should not be rewritten behind closed doors!
I'm alarmed by the effort to Fast Track the secret trade agreement for the TPP through Congress, which not only undermines Congress’ constitutional authority over trade, but will allow corporate lobbyists to erode our basic democratic rights without a proper public debate.
Please make these negotiations public and allow participation in an open and transparent manner.
I'm also alarmed that the recently passed Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 declares that labeling genetically engineered foods is a “unjustified trade restriction”. This is an outrage.
As your constituent, I believe it's important that Senator / Representative _______ supports more oversight of the agricultural biotech industry, not less. It's important to me and my family what we eat everyday, and biotech lobbyists shouldn't be allowed to circumvent labeling of genetically engineered crops.
Please remember to thank the staff person answering the phone and Senator / Representative _____ telling them that you support openness and transparency in food labeling and government.