The Public Deserves to See What’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Sign Our Petition and Stand With Senator Elizabeth Warren: No Backroom Deals for Corporate Giants
Senator Elizabeth Warren recently wrote a letter to President Barack Obama’s nominee to head up U.S. trade negotiations urging him to release the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text to the public. Even though Obama wants to sign the deal this October, the TPP text is being kept secret. The U.S. trade office says if it were made public, it could not get the deal done.
Senator Warren’s response to that line?
“If transparency would lead to widespread public opposition to a trade agreement, then that trade agreement should not be the policy of the United States.”
Leaks have shown the TPP is shaping up to be a NAFTA-on-steroids: Millions more offshored jobs, unsafe food and products flooding into our borders, bans on “Buy American” policies and much more.
TPP negotiations have been under way for more than three years. Six hundred official corporate advisors have access to the text, while the public has been kept in the dark.
Sign Our Petition to Release the TPP Draft Text to the Public
We stand with Senator Elizabeth Warren and wholeheartedly agree with her: “If transparency would lead to widespread public opposition to a trade agreement, then that trade agreement should not be the policy of the United States.”
We demand the public be able to see what’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Negotiations have been going on for more than three years, the deal is slated to be signed in October and to date, Americans have been kept in the dark. This nearly-completed TPP agreement would change every aspect of our lives. The only information we have is from leaked texts which reveal the worst job-offshoring corporations, major global banks, agribusiness and pharmaceutical giants want this deal to be a corporate power tool with unprecedented attacks on our most basic rights and needs.
It is totally unacceptable to deny the American public access to the text of the draft of the TPP agreement. We stand united calling for the immediate release of the text.