Alert the Media About the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “Free Trade” Agreement

Help Drag the TPP “Free Trade” Agreement into the Media Spotlight

As the fourteenth round of the TPP negotiations resume in Leesburg, VA, we need to alert the major news outlets and put TPP in the headlines. Follow the steps below and help to drag TPP into the spotlight before it’s too late.

Here’s how:

1. Call or leave a comment for one or all of the major news outlets listed below.

  • New York Times: (212) 556- 7652 Arthur Brisbane, Public Editor (Represents NYT reader concerns)
  • Washington Post: (202) 334-7300 Patrick B. Pexton, Ombudsman
  • Los Angeles Times: Leave a comment about TPP for the reader’s representative of the LA Times here.
  • National Public Radio: (202) 513-3232 (comment hotline) or leave a comment for NPR ombudsman, Edward Schumacher-Matos on NPR’s open forum for listeners. (Note: You will have to log in and create an account to leave a comment)

2. Let major media outlets know that they are not covering a story that could affect our everyday lives — from food safety to offshoring jobs. Feel free to use the script below.

Hi this is __________, and I am a reader/listener of the (name of news outlet). I am really upset that there has been no coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I rely on your reporters to get me the news that is important. I do not understand how you could be missing this story. The TPP is an international agreement that has been under negotiation for three years with the US and 11 other countries. It could be finished this year. It threatens to offshore millions of U.S. jobs, increase medicine prices, flood us with unsafe food imports, and empower corporations to challenge our environmental and consumer safety laws in international tribunals. There have been 600 official corporate advisors who have access to the draft text of this massive deal, but the public and Congress have been locked out. This thing is like “NAFTA on steroids” with a bunch of Asian countries. The next round of negotiations will take place from September 6th-September 15 in Leesburg, VA. Please send a reporter to these negotiations, this agreement is too important to not be covered!

3. Let us know how your call went.

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Number Date Name Location Comments
187 Sat Aug 25 13:08:50 EDT 2012 Joseph Mendoza CO
186 Sat Aug 25 12:53:24 EDT 2012 Wallace Elton NY Posted to the Washington Post's Facebook page asking them to cover the next round in VA.
185 Sat Aug 25 12:37:47 EDT 2012 Anonymous ot I am really upset that there has been no coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I rely on your reporters to get me the news that is important. I do not understand how you could be missing More....
184 Sat Aug 25 12:23:05 EDT 2012 JOANIE LAINE CA
183 Sat Aug 25 12:22:42 EDT 2012 Anonymous ot
182 Sat Aug 25 11:58:44 EDT 2012 dennis oldaugh MI
181 Sat Aug 25 10:33:29 EDT 2012 Beverly Thompson VA
180 Sat Aug 25 10:12:36 EDT 2012 Steven Kostis NY
179 Sat Aug 25 08:41:02 EDT 2012 Kathleen Buckley NM Instead of more blather about "celebrity" breakups or addictions, let's have some REAL news.
178 Sat Aug 25 07:49:37 EDT 2012 Jonathan Clapp MA
177 Sat Aug 25 04:36:59 EDT 2012 Beverly Hass OR
176 Sat Aug 25 04:35:31 EDT 2012 Anonymous OR
175 Sat Aug 25 03:47:40 EDT 2012 Celeste Hong CA
174 Sat Aug 25 02:28:04 EDT 2012 Jeri mickelberry CA
173 Sat Aug 25 01:33:35 EDT 2012 Henry Weinberg CA
172 Sat Aug 25 00:56:28 EDT 2012 jennifer schultz NY I called the ny times and stated that they should be covering the TPP negotiations. This will affect everyone in the united states.
171 Fri Aug 24 23:46:19 EDT 2012 John Crotty MO
170 Fri Aug 24 23:00:47 EDT 2012 james HOEHN jr NY Sent email to The New York Times / Public Editor, Arthur Brisbane.
169 Fri Aug 24 22:39:06 EDT 2012 Anonymous FL Called and spoke with a representative.
168 Fri Aug 24 22:33:54 EDT 2012 Maureen O'Neal OR
167 Fri Aug 24 20:31:04 EDT 2012 preston wheaton WA
166 Fri Aug 24 20:30:58 EDT 2012 Matthew Miller WA
165 Fri Aug 24 20:26:45 EDT 2012 Nicholas Lenchner CA
164 Fri Aug 24 20:11:17 EDT 2012 Mark Mazhnyy CA
163 Fri Aug 24 19:39:15 EDT 2012 Steven Arnett MI
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