|Share via email or on Facebook/Twitter|
PDA has been fighting the TPP and other bad trade deals since June 2013! The recently-signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was negotiated behind closed doors with hundreds of corporate advisors. It would make it easier to offshore good jobs, push down our wages, and undermine essential climate policies, affordable medicines, safe food, human rights and an open Internet.
It should not be approved, and certainly not during the “lame duck” session of Congress after the November election—when members are the least politically accountability to constituents.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have both announced opposition to a lame duck vote on the TPP. But House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has refused to take a position. Her public position will have enormous influence on how other House Democrats vote. Leader Pelosi not opposing Fast Track authority for the TPP last year is a major reason it passed and now we face this vote.
Here's what we say in our petition: "The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an unprecedented threat to many of the goals we share and for which we appreciate your leadership: good jobs, higher wages, strong climate policies and a livable environment, affordable medicines, safe food, human rights and an open Internet.
Given the broad public opposition on display this election cycle to trade agreements that expand corporate power to the detriment of most of us, holding a vote during the lame-duck session—when members of Congress are the least accountable—would be unfair and undemocratic. Yet that is precisely what GOP congressional leaders are suggesting."
Find out more about People Demanding Action
You are subscribed to People Demanding Action as
Follow People Demanding Action