Fast Track was and could be a procedure used by Presidents to cram “trade” treaties, which can cover much more than trade, through Congress and the American people. Under this Nixon-era procedure, the President negotiates treaties with the countries he wants, signs them, and gives Congress 90 days to approve the treaty with limited debate and no amendments by Congress.
The treaties, negotiated with the help of “advisers” from big businesses, are enforceable inside the USA. The treaties and negate US and state laws in areas like global warming, off shoring jobs, food and drug safety, worker rights, safety and health, and more.
But the President can’t use the Fast Track process, also known as Trade Promotion Authority, without Congressional consent. That’s why you need to tell your Senators and Representative to oppose Fast Tracking TPP now. [TPP - Trans Pacific Partnership treaty]
The vote could be before they leave for holiday break. Take action now.
- Call Senator Bennet at 202-224-5852
- Call Senator Udall at 202-224-5941
- Call your representative:
- Diana DeGette: 202-225-4431
- Jared Polis 202-225-2161
- Scott Tipton 202-225-4761
- Cory Gardner 202-225-4676
- Doug Lamborn 202-225-4422
- Ed Perlmutter 202-225-2645
- Mike Coffman 202-225-7882
Tell them you want them to vote NO on the fast track when it comes around.
Look at their websites and find an issue they have worked on and are proud of. Write them telling them how the TPP would affect this issue.
Write letters to the editor about any of these issues and how it will affect them.
Email MSNBC and other news outlets and tell them you want more coverage of the TPP.
Follow the actions on these websites and join the movement.
Join the twitter storm on Tuesday evenings. Go to www.flushthetpp.org to join the twitter storm.
Join the twitter storm after “All in With Chris” on Tuesdays on MSNBC and ask questions about TPP.
Host a workshop like this one and use these slides and videos to teach the public about the TPP or to help a single issue organization understand the impact of TPP on their issues.