Urgent Briefing Call for State Legislators: What Korea FTA Deal Will Mean for States

As unemployment soars to nearly ten percent, the Obama administration has announced it will move Bush’s NAFTA–style trade agreement with South Korea forward without critical fixes.

Join Congressman Mike Michaud (D–Maine), Assembly Member Nancy Skinner (D–Berkeley), and GTW Director Lori Wallach next Thursday, Dec. 16, at 1:00 p.m. EST for a full briefing on the deal and find out how you can help stop it.

Obama’s “deal” with South Korea ignores calls from a wide array of unions and other organizations to address core problems with the Bush–negotiated pact which includes offshoring privileges and investor–state private enforcement, an exploitative labor chapter, and financial regulation limits.

This is not the new trade model that a majority of Americans have called for or what candidate Obama promised—it’s a win for the Chamber of Commerce and a loss for your state!

Join the Dec. 16th Call to Hear from:

  • Congressman Mike Michaud (D–Maine)—Congressman Michaud chairs the House Trade Working Group and is a former state legislator. He will give us an up-to-the minute briefing on Congress and the Korea FTA.
  • Assembly Member Nancy Skinner (D–Berkeley) (Invited)—Assembly Member Skinner was the lead sponsor of fair trade legislation passed by the California Legislature this past session. She will share from California’s experience with foreign investors using NAFTA investor rights to repeatedly challenge the state’s environmental and public health laws.
  • GTW Director Lori Wallach—Wallach will provide analysis about what the Korea FTA means for your state and offer action steps to help stop this deal.

DATE: December 16th
TIME: 1:00 p.m. EST
Call-in Number: 1-800-377-8846
Passcode: 68429519#

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