Call Now to Stop the NAFTA Threat to Port Security!
Despite the waves of scandal and Iraq war disaster revelations, President Bush and the GOP congressional leaders are planning to sneak through Congress a critical trade vote with serious port security implications just after the November 7th elections – before the new Congress can take office.
What we’re talking about is a stealthy little provision we found slipped into an Annex of the proposed NAFTA expansion to Peru. It would subject the United States to a lawsuit before an international tribunal if Congress undermined the ability of any company in Peru to run U.S. ports. That’s just what Congress said the Dubai Ports World (DPW) company could not do earlier this year. Oops…and Peru’s ports were recently taken over by DPW.
When you reach your representative's office, ask to speak to the person who handles trade issues. Then:
1) Tell them you think the Peru-U.S. FTA is a bad idea
5) Urge them to make a public statement about the Peru FTA before the November elections.
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After you've called, tell us what they said! Use the form below to let us know that you made a call about U.S.-Peru. If you are told anything interesting, let us know. This is critical to our ability to hold Congress accountable.