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.
We do not need another trade agreement that benefits multinationals and harms workers in America.
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DO NOT SIGN ON TO THIS !!!
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It is important to know where our food comes from. It is important to support local agriculture by eating locally grown food.
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I am appalled that my government has chosen secrecy over public disclosure to its citizens, especially when it purports to be acting in their interests. More importantly,I am outraged that the U.S. government More....would even consider surrendering its rightful authority over its citizens and betraying their rightful state and local governments as well. I am opposed to continuing these negotiations unless there is full and immediate public disclosure. In addition, I call for the dismissal of U. S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, who has led the U.S. negotiating team.
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please put a stop to this assault on democracy !!
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when so many Americans are unemeployed, underemployed, or forced to take salary reductions, pension reductions, or loss of pensions, it outrageous that Obama/Kirk team are negotiation this at all. or More....or
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