WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Call your Member of the House of Representatives to say NO to the Trans-Pacific Partnership!
TAKE ACTION NOW: Please call (202) 224-3121 (the Capitol Switchboard) now and urge Congress to say NO to the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). If you are unsure who your member is in the House of Representatives, look it up here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ [You can also call your representative’s local office.]
The TPP is a back-room deal that was negotiated with the aid of hundreds of corporate lobbyists, while the public and press were barred from even reviewing what was being proposed in our names. Now that the deal has been signed and the text is public, it’s clear why negotiators kept it secret for so long: the TPP would be a disaster for the economy, the environment, public health and more.
Among other serious problems, the TPP would make it even easier for big corporations to offshore jobs to countries like Vietnam, where workers are often paid less than 65 cents an hour. We can’t afford a massive new race-to-the-bottom trade deal that destroys jobs and drives down wages.
The good news is that signing the TPP is not the same as it being ratified by Congress. If we put enough pressure on our Congress members, the entire thing can still be derailed. That’s where you come in.
Please call (202) 224-3121 to join thousands of others urging Congress to oppose the TPP. Ask to be connected to your U.S. Representative’s office. Just tell the person who answers this:
“I’m calling to from [CITY/TOWN] to ask Representative [HIS OR HER NAME] to publicly oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Can I please leave my name and address so that you can let me know their position on the TPP?”
The whole process won’t take much more than 2 minutes — but by joining with so many others across the country, you’ll be helping to flood Congress with calls, ensuring our elected officials get the message that constituents are dead-set against the TPP.
This action alert was prepared with material from the Citizens Trade Campaign.
More information about why Congress should oppose the TPP is here: http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog/2016/01/07/1500-groups-urge-congress-to-oppose-the-tpp/
and here: http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog/2015/11/07/how-the-tpp-harms-jobs-the-environment/