Last year, 74 House Members and six Senators cosponsored landmark trade reform legislation setting forth a progressive vision for good trade agreements -- the Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act. Very soon, we expect this legislation to be reintroduced in the House of Representatives. Global Trade Watch Director Lori Wallach taped a special video to let you in on our strategy for making sure bad old agreements like NAFTA get renegotiated and future deals benefit us, not just big multinational corporations.
Please watch the video below and then write your House member urging him or her to sign on as an original cosponsor of the 2009 TRADE Act.
We need the TRADE Act now more than ever. Despite President Obama's clear trade reform commitments on the campaign trail, some in the administration are seeking to move forward with a leftover Bush NAFTA expansion deal with Panama.
The TRADE Act represents change you can believe in. It delivers on the broad public expectation that Congress and the President will create a new American trade policy and fix past agreements like NAFTA as promised. The bill lays out in detail the specific changes that must be made to the NAFTA/WTO model - changes that have not been made to Bush's lurking Panama FTA.
Watch the video now, and then take action by asking your representative to sign on to this year's TRADE Act and replace the job-killing, unsafe-import-flooding NAFTA/WTO model once and for all.
Thanks for all that you do,
Bill Holland, Deputy Director
Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch divison
P.S. For more information on the TRADE Act, visit our website.