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JL
- 661 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Please urge your U.S. Senators to sign onto Senator Al Franken's letter demanding that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) focus on workers' rights and job creation rather than corporate profits.



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JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 10:42 am
Last week, President Obama and other heads of state set a deadline of the coming year to complete their massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement. Please urge your Senators to weigh in with the President now and demand that the TPP focus on workers' rights and job creation rather than corporate profits.

If it continues on its current course, there is no question that the TPP will become a job killer. Big corporations hope to use the TPP to undercut working conditions at home and abroad, furthering the global race to the bottom that enriches the few at the expense of the many. TPP countries like Vietnam are being specifically marketed as low-cost labor alternatives to China, giving manufacturers and retailers alike improved access to exploited sweatshop workers who are paid only a fraction of what Chinese sweatshop workers are paid.

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has drafted a letter to President Obama demanding that the TPP include enforceable obligations to protect fundamental labor rights and safeguard against investment and service sector rules that provide incentives for offshoring. Please urge your Senators to sign onto Senator Franken's TPP letter today.

The letter will delivered to the President at the end of the week and will also be shared with negotiators from other countries during the 15th major round of TPP negotiations in New Zealand next week. Together, we can prevent a NAFTA of the Pacific, but we must act now, while we still can.

In solidarity,

Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director
CITIZENS TRADE CAMPAIGN

Petition at:
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1034/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=11988
 

Vicky P. (464)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:06 pm
noted and signed
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:13 pm
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Brian M. (153)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:04 pm
Noted. Signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:09 pm
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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 5:27 pm

signed and shared - I hope there will be many strong petitions on TPP - free trade, nothing is free and none of these meetings should be kept from the public.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 5:34 pm
Thanks for sharing Kit! The hidden aspect while we hear so much about transparency in government are truloy frightening.You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:37 pm
Can't sign but did Twitter it.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:52 pm
Thanks for sharing it Michael! You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last week.
 

Sara W. (110)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 9:23 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 9:29 pm
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Ben Oscarsito (336)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:06 am
Done!
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:16 am
n & s - thanks for posting Judy (Phone:(202) 224-6244
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Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:03 am
Signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:15 am
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Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:53 pm
Noted !!
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:03 pm
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Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:45 pm
Only for US
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 2:20 pm
signed & noted
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 2:22 pm
Thanks for trying Sergio
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 4:17 pm
Definitely signed, sent & noted. I think my Sen's are getting more than 1 of these from me....think it will make any difference? Despite my pessimism, the more of us that send these will let them know that we are aware of the TPP and its hazards. Many kudos to Al Franken for this. And, much thanks for posting, J.L.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 4:34 pm
In pre-web days when it was all snail mail, I heard Sen Hatfield of OR told people 10 people writing weekly on an issued could sway an undecided on the issue vote. So it could make a difference Lois and I give you kudos. I've heard staffers total up the numbers at times that get used in floor speeches. Franken does indeed deserve kudos! You are welcome Lois. You cannot currently send a star to Lois because you have done so within the last week.
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:09 pm
I can't sign it, as it's for American's only.

Unfortunately, the whole idea of these 'trade agreements' is to benefit corporations at the expense of the people and countries involved, but good luck with that...
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:20 pm
Too true Dorothy. You cannot currently send a star to Dorothy because you have done so within the last week.
 
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