Call Now: Urge Your Senators to Oppose the Peru NAFTA Expansion
Earlier this year, a handful of Democrats joined the White House and the Republicans in charge of trade in announcing a "deal" that would facilitate the passage of various Bush NAFTA-style "free trade" agreements (FTAs) -- beginning with the Peru FTA. The deal added labor standards, but failed to excise the outrageous NAFTA-style foreign investor, procurement and other rules that are destroying our middle class.
TAKE ACTION: Call the U.S. Capitol at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senators.
Don't know who your Senators are? Just tell the operator what state you live in and ask them to tell you and connect you.
When you reach your Senator's office, ask to speak to the person who handles trade issues, then:
1) Tell them:
"I am calling to urge you to vote NO on the Peru Free Trade Agreement. The mandate of the 2006 election was very clear: no more NAFTAs!
Congress hasn't gotten any legislation enacted to help middle class Americans, and now I understand that President Bush is asking them to expand NAFTA to the country of Peru. We can't afford any more NAFTA expansion. Please oppose the NAFTA expansion to Peru and the rest of the Bush NAFTA expansions."
2) Ask for your senator's position on the NAFTA expansion to Peru. Ask for a written statement of their position to be sent you by email or regular mail.
3) Use some of the talking points below; if you have a local or personal story that shows the damage caused by a bad trade agreement, use it to illustrate your concerns.
Talking Points on Fast Track and the NAFTA Expansion to Peru and Colombia
4) After you've called, tell us what the staff person said! Use the form below to let us know that you made a call about the Peru FTA. If you are told that the congressperson has a solid position one way or another, or if you are told anything interesting at all, let us know. This is critical to our ability to hold Congress accountable.