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Your Representative Is One of Few Democrats Who Wouldn’t Say “No” to Fast Track

Corporate lobbyists are on an all-out offensive to get Congress to give President Barack Obama Fast Track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This extreme power grab procedure was first cooked up by President Richard Nixon in 1974. It’s only been used 16 times, but it’s how extremely damaging “trade” deals like NAFTA and the WTO got negotiated, signed and rammed through Congress.

The last thing we need is to Fast Track a TPP that would make outsourcing our jobs even easier and allow corporations to sue us in international courts for enforcing standards for wages, job safety, and protection of our land, water, and air that we’ve fought a century for in America.

151 members of Congress signed on to a letter released today that says “no” to Fast Track — but your representative is not one of them.

Write to tell your representative that you’re disappointed he or she did not sign this crucial letter, and urge your representative to write to you to commit that he or she will vote “no” if legislation to establish Fast Track comes to the House floor.

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