Send a Letter Urging Your Senators to Co-sponsor the 21st Century Trade Agreements Act

Get Your Senators on the Record Against the Broken “Free Trade” Model

The closed-door 11-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations are in full swing with Canada and Mexico joining the latest TPP negotiations to be held in just one week. TPP-pushers plan to finish these NAFTA-on-steriods talks in early 2013. While Congress and the public are locked out of TPP negotiations, 600 official U.S. corporate “trade advisors” have access, including the usual suspects—the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Pharma, agribusiness monopolists and many more.

But there’s an alternative to the dangerous TPP corporatist agenda. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-Ohio) 21st Century Trade Agreements Act would stop pacts that offshore U.S. jobs and fill our homes with unsafe imported food and products. And it would open up the negotiating process to oversight so no deals are signed unless Congress says they work for us.

This short lame duck session of Congress is a crucial opportunity to get senators on the record in support of Sen. Brown’s bill. Send a letter to your senators asking them to co-sponsor the 21st Century Trade Agreements Act today.

Learn More

Join Our Social Networks

Copyright © 2014 Public Citizen. All rights reserved. This Web site is shared by Public Citizen Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation.
Learn More about the distinction between these two components of Public Citizen.


Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation

Together, two separate corporate entities called Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation, Inc., form Public Citizen. Both entities are part of the same overall organization, and this Web site refers to the two organizations collectively as Public Citizen.

Although the work of the two components overlaps, some activities are done by one component and not the other. The primary distinction is with respect to lobbying activity. Public Citizen, Inc., an IRS § 501(c)(4) entity, lobbies Congress to advance Public Citizen’s mission of protecting public health and safety, advancing government transparency, and urging corporate accountability. Public Citizen Foundation, however, is an IRS § 501(c)(3) organization. Accordingly, its ability to engage in lobbying is limited by federal law, but it may receive donations that are tax-deductible by the contributor. Public Citizen Inc. does most of the lobbying activity discussed on the Public Citizen Web site. Public Citizen Foundation performs most of the litigation and education activities discussed on the Web site.

You may make a contribution to Public Citizen, Inc., Public Citizen Foundation, or both. Contributions to both organizations are used to support our public interest work. However, each Public Citizen component will use only the funds contributed directly to it to carry out the activities it conducts as part of Public Citizen’s mission. Only gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Individuals who want to join Public Citizen should make a contribution to Public Citizen, Inc., which will not be tax deductible.

To become a member of Public Citizen, click here.
To become a member and make an additional tax-deductible donation to Public Citizen Foundation, click here.