Don't Let Rep. Bean Get Away with CAFTA!

Don't Let Melissa Bean Get Away With CAFTA!   Melissa Bean

Dear Illinois Citizen:                                                              

In a blow to the Illinois working families who campaigned to put her in office in 2004 and in contradiction to a 2004 campaign pledge, Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) voted in favor of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). 

Illinois has been hard hit by NAFTA, which CAFTA expands to six additional countries. U.S. Department of Labor data show that Illinois has lost approximately 17,089 jobs directly linked to NAFTA and more than 1,000 workers in Illinois’ 8th district have been certified for assistance under just one narrow NAFTA job-loss program since the passage of NAFTA. Melissa Bean was the only Illinois Democrat to support CAFTA.

March 21, 2019


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