Write a Letter to the Editor About the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Help Drag the TPP “Free Trade” Agreement into the Media Spotlight
You can send a letter to the editor to major news outlets and demand that they cover this deal that is swiftly becoming “NAFTA-on-steroids” with the world.
Select one or all of the major news outlets listed below.
Select a few of the talking points below:
- U.S. negotiators have been working behind closed doors for three years on a massive “trade” agreement that would offshore millions of American jobs and flood us with unsafe imported food. Now it includes ten countries, but it would be open for China and Russia to join later.
- It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It is basically NAFTA all over again, only much bigger. Thanks to recent text leaks, we know that it would allow foreign corporations to attack U.S. environmental, health and safety laws in foreign tribunals and demand taxpayer compensation. It includes incentives for U.S. firms to offshore jobs.
- Obviously, TPP is something Americans need to know about. So, where is your coverage?
- Yes, TPP is being negotiated in secret with even members of Congress barred from seeing the text. But that makes it even more critical for the media to cover.
- And its big political news. President Obama is attacking Governor Romney for offshoring American jobs. But Obama is supporting this massive job-offshoring deal.
- State legislators from all 50 states have raised concern.
- Many members of Congress have signed a letter criticizing the deal and demanding access to the secret draft texts.
Submit your letter to the editor and leave a comment letting us know that you helped drag TPP out into the media spotlight!
- The American public relies on you. TPP is a very big deal. We need to know more. TPP negotiations start again in Virginia in a few weeks. Will you have a reporter there?
Here are some helpful tips to help you get your letter to the editor published.
In order to increase the likelihood of your letter being printed, please keep it 150 words. It should be sent in the body of an e-mail (no attachments) to the publication of your choice.
Thank you for helping to drag TPP into the media spotlight!