Jan 23, 2014
CWA has joined an unprecedented network of advocacy organizations, labor unions, tech companies and environmental groups to launch ten days of coordinated action targeting the controversial "fast track" legislation, which is designed to speed the Trans-Pacific Partnership toward ratification without a full Congressional debate. The "10 Days to Stop Fast Track" campaign will run January 22 to 31.
"Trade agreements are no longer just about tariffs and quotas," said CWA President Larry Cohen. "They are about the food we eat, the air we breathe, the jobs we hold. We cannot abdicate this process to non-elected representatives. We cannot let foreign policy objectives trump domestic concerns and in the process unravel our own democracy instead of strengthening others."
We'll be organizing in-person protests, a national "Call Congress" day, in-district meetings and a State of the Union Twitter-storm. Check our recent Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat here.
Participating groups include Reddit, AFL-CIO, Sierra Club, Fight for the Future, Imgur, BoingBoing, Corporate Accountability International, the Machinists Union IAMAW, Electronic Frontier Foundation, MoveOn, Rainforest Action Network, United Students for Fair Trade, Organic Consumers Association, Popular Resistance, ThoughtWorks, Sea Shepherd, Citizens Trade Campaign, 350.org, Demand Progress, Progressive Democrats of America, OpenMedia, GMO Action Alliance, Free Press, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, Jobs with Justice, and more than 30 other groups.
Read why these organizations are opposing fast track at www.StopFastTrack.com.