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.