Most people in the U.S. oppose “free” trade agreements. Our opposition has, so far, stopped Congress from passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proposed treaty that would govern trade and investment among the United States and 11 other Pacific-rim nations. But this agreement is not yet dead. It may seem unlikely but a long-planned vote, set to happen during the lame-duck session of Congress, may still go forward.
This week we must rally one last time and make certain the very flawed TPP is really, fully dead. Take part in the national Week of Action Against the TPP. Call your members of Congress at 1-888-659-7351 (this number also provides talking points you might use during your brief conversation) or send them an email. Tell them to follow the will of the majority of Americans and oppose the TPP.
The TPP faces huge opposition by the public and many members of Congress. This is why it was to be voted on during the “lame-duck” session of Congress – after the election but before the new Congress is seated – a time when Congress feels least accountable to voters.
We need to be sure that this treaty will not rise again. Participate in a week of action (November 14-18) to Defeat the TPP. These calls and emails really make a difference. When an office gets dozens or hundreds of calls about one particular issue in a day, it’s a noticeable, disruptive expression of people-power that can’t be ignored.
Call your members of Congress at 1-888-659-7351 (this number also provides a script you might use during your brief conversation) or send them an email. Tell them to oppose the TPP. Let’s bury this very flawed agreement for good.