Call Your Representative Today and Demand a Commitment to Oppose Fast Track Trade Authority

Your Representative Needs to Know Your Thoughts on This Sneaky Mechanism that Would Force TPP into Reality

The usual pack of corporate lobbyists and their hired hands in Congress want to slam us with the biggest so–called free trade pact ever, the Trans–Pacific Partnership (TPP). They want to railroad through this devastating deal using an extreme procedure called Fast Track trade authority. Fast Track would prevent members of Congress from even amending provisions that work against working families.

The TPP threatens to offshore more American jobs, flood us with food that doesn’t meet our safety standards, and hike up the prices on our medicines. TPP boosters see Fast Track as the quickest ticket to making the TPP a reality: it leaves Congress with just two choices — vote for every word of a massive trade agreement negotiated in secret, or reject it entirely. Congress can’t make any changes to the TPP once Fast Track is in place.

To put it simply: the key to stopping the TPP is stopping Fast Track. Fast Track procedures can only be used if a majority in Congress agrees. Your representative needs to know why it’s vital to oppose the Fast Track scam.

And it is quick and easy. Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 225–3121 and ask the operator to connect you to your representative’s office.

Use the script below to give them a call:

“I'm a constituent, and I am strongly opposed to my representative giving away Congress’ constitutional authority to control our trade policy. We send people to Congress to stand up for us, not give away their power to stop more American job offshoring and protect us from dangerous imported food that doesn’t meet our safety standards. This latest so-called trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), would not only do that - but also ban Buy American and increase our medicine prices. That’s why it’s crucial that Congress not give away its authority to make sure every provision of TPP is in our interest before this massive deal can be signed. Good trade deals don’t need to be railroaded through Congress using Fast Track. I hope my representative will commit to opposing this outrageous legislation.”


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