Hillary opposes it.
Trump opposes it.
Sanders opposes it.
Obama supports it. WHY?
Yep, forget everything you heard about the GOP Congress blocking all of Obama’s great legislation because that is not happening right now. Obama is joiniing republicans in Congress to trying to shaft the American people in such a dastardly way that no presidential candidate could even put their name to without losing the working class’s vote. It’s so shamefully pro-corporation that even many democrats in Congress can’t support the president of their own party in this. It will kill jobs, compromise US sovereignty, enable drug monopolies so that EpiPen episodes can happen worldwide, harm the environment and much more. If you know about how bad the TPP is for 99% of us, please call your Senator today. If you don’t, maybe you’ll read what’s below. If this deal were good for Americans, Obama wouldn’t have rammed it through in secret. If 1/5th of my friends called in today, it could be a big help in stopping the TPP. Or if all my friends are not affected because they are part of the 1%, could you please lend me a million bucks for 50 years?
FOOD AND SAFETY WATCH: “The fate of the corporate-rigged Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being decided right now.
That’s why dozens of organizations are working together to make TODAY a nationwide TPP Call-In Day — to get all of our representatives to publicly announce opposition to the TPP before the election.
Call your member of Congress right now to get him or her to issue a public statement opposing the TPP
The TPP’s backers are twisting arms and calling in favors, trying to scrounge up enough congressional support to schedule a vote on the dangerous deal in the lame-duck session of Congress.
They know their only chance to get the TPP approved is to hold a vote after the election when representatives’ political accountability to constituents is at its absolute lowest. But we can foil that plan if we force members of Congress to take a public position before Election Day.
That is because they know they cannot be for the TPP and then face the voters. Americans are furious about the influence corporations have over governments and the decisions that shape our daily lives – and the TPP is a horrifying example of corporate influence gone wrong.
The TPP will offshore millions of American jobs, expose the U.S. to imports of unsafe food, and empower corporations to attack hard-fought U.S. environmental and health safeguards.
The TPP language could also dissuade rigorous oversight of imported foods, including inspection of fish imported from TPP member countries that raise farmed fish with chemicals and antibiotics not allowed in the U.S. Already federal inspection of seafood imports is already inadequate with just over 1 percent of imported fish and seafood shipments being inspected or tested.
Call your member of Congress right now and urge him/her to publicly oppose the TPP
The TPP language could also allow private corporations to set food standards. One of the most concerning aspects of the TPP is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism, which allows private corporations to sue national governments over rules that companies believe inhibit their profit-making ability. As ISDS tribunals in other trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) attest, trade courts have consistently ruled against nation-state bans on toxins, laws protecting forests or water services, restrictions on mining, and many other public and environmental safeguards.
To make matters worse, any U.S. food safety rules on GMOs, labeling, pesticides, animal drugs, or additives that are higher than international standards could be subject to challenge as “illegal trade barriers.”
Under “fast-track” trade authority passed earlier this year, legislators must vote a straight yes/no and are not allowed to amend any text of the TPP. Congress must take it or leave it – and they should leave it. Instead of elevating economic, health, and environmental standards across borders, the TPP creates a race to the bottom.
Fight the TPP corporate power-grab by calling your representative now >>
Calling your representative is quick and easy. And it REALLY makes a difference. The offices keep a log of calls and track the overall numbers. For your call, we’ll provide a toll-free phone number right to your representative and sample script for you to use.
Some of the world’s biggest corporations are pushing for the TPP and are relentless about having a lame-duck vote on the deal. The other side has more resources, to be sure, but we can still kill the TPP.
That’s because our side represents the biggest most diverse coalition ever assembled to fight corporate-rigged “trade” deals. This diverse group — labor, environmental, consumer, faith, health, family farm, civil rights, senior citizen, youth, LGBT and other organizations and activists — has united because the TPP is a corporate Trojan horse packed with devastation for all of our goals and the policies we all care about.
The whole coalition is taking part in the TPP Call-In Day to have congressional office phones ringing off the hook. Please join us!
If we all take action together, today, we will make a serious impact on Capitol Hill.”