Petition Obama Administration to Make Trade Work for Working Families
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Tell the Obama administration and U.S. negotiators to make trade policy work for working families. Sign the petition today!
Our U.S. trade team is negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP FTA). This would be the biggest trade agreement in U.S. history. If not done right, it could lead to more U.S. jobs being outsourced, the erosion of workers’ rights and Buy America provisions, and undermining of U.S. environmental and consumer safety protections.
We cannot afford to repeat the mistakes of past trade policy.
Therefore, we, the undersigned, call on you to ensure the TPP FTA:
1. Creates jobs in the United States and does not promote offshoring;
2. Improves working conditions and strengthens workers’ rights at home and abroad;
3. Allows governments to prioritize spending taxpayer funds locally; and
4. Protects the rights of sovereign governments to make policies in the public interest, including policies with respect to clean air and water, affordable medicines and food safety.
Preserve workers' rights. We must have fair trade and transparency.
Fri Jul 27 18:03:47 EDT 2012
Increasing corporate profit has not historically resulted in improving the economy for the majority of American citizens, probably be cause of the multinationa nature or corporations today, along with More....tax laws that allow corporations to not only subsidize the outsourcing their labor and factories to third world countries that have no enviromental or worker safty or fair treatment laws. And also because of international agreemnents and treaties like NAFT and TTP that are controlled by corporate interests and are generally done in relative secrecy to avoid public input and scrutiny. This process is in no way democratic or fair to the billions of people that are effected by these decisions. Let us shed the light of day and bring the people into this decision making process..
Fri Jul 27 12:07:30 EDT 2012
Government is supposed to be for the people and by the people. Corporations are not people. Any trade agreement our government is working towards should be open and transparent and involve real working More....people.
Fri Jul 27 12:07:25 EDT 2012
Fri Jul 27 00:41:18 EDT 2012
america's fire sale.
Thu Jul 26 23:23:44 EDT 2012
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Thu Jul 26 20:20:15 EDT 2012
Get out of NAFTA & WTO & restore tariffs! We need fair trade, not "Free Trade". We can bring manufacturing back to the U.S. Do it now!
Thu Jul 26 18:57:27 EDT 2012
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Thu Jul 26 17:04:55 EDT 2012
This is outrageous and clearly not in the best interests of the American taxpayers. This is being hidden from the public and needs be brought out into the open and prevented from becoming another mistake More....in our long and troubled history of mismanaged foreign trade policy.
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