Tell Congress to Say NO to Monsanto and the TPP!
BREAKING - MAJOR UPDATE: House Deals Major Blow to Fast Track! 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). Instead, House members revolted by rejecting the proposed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) package by a vote of 302 to 126. Fast Track is now stalled in the House, despite a narrow procedural vote of 219 to 211 that approve the Trade Provision Authority.
Fast Track is now stalled in Congress until the House passes a similar version of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), which passed the Senate last month, where the Senate passed both the TAA and the TPA. The next vote on the TAA is expected NEXT TUESDAY – and we need to turn up the heat!
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!
Even worse, corporate lobbyists that used to work for Monsanto, DuPont and Big Tobacco are currently writing the language for the secret trade deal on behalf of the Obama administration!
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!
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A copy of your letter of support will be delivered to President Obama, your Members of Congress and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman:
Dear President Obama, members of Congress and U.S. Trade Representative Froman,
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 ask that you put an end to the secrecy behind these trade agreement negotiations.
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