Flush the TPP! Call Senators Today. Rally at Senator Feinstein's Office, Feb 4

environmental-disasters-4-shot.jpgThe Trans-Pacific Partnership would prioritize corporate profits over our country's environmental laws and worker protections. Join the growing opposition to the TPP.  Call Senators Feinstein and Boxer today—the Senate has the authority to stop the deal—and urge them to reject the agreement, which would threaten our environment, jobs and health. You can also write letters or send emails. (Contact information below.)

Robert Reich has called the TPP “a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom.”  If passed, the trade deal would give multinational corporations the right to challenge national laws and regulations (such as environmental policies or decisions) that allegedly interfere with their profit-making. The matter would be decided by a corporate tribunal that could order compensation for "expected future profits." With no right of appeal!

Sound far-fetched? Hardly. We saw the “Investor State Dispute Settlement”  process at work earlier this month when TransCanada announced that it would sue the U.S. State Department for its rejection of the KXL Pipeline, under guidelines set forth in NAFTA. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen found that “the actual language that TransCanada is using in this case  . . . is the same language that, word-for-word, is replicated in TPP.”  (More about the TransCanada suit and its relation to TPP)

TPP could undermine environmental protections, but that's not the only reason to urge our legislators to oppose it. The agreement would drive down wages, erode hard-won worker protections, and increase the cost of medications. To learn more, read the articles below and watch the short video by Robert Reich at the bottom of this page.
How the TPP Harms Jobs and the Environment (Citizens Trade Campaign)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Restricting Access to Affordable Medicine (Public Citizen)
The Most Pressing Questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Think Progress)

Call, email or write our senators
Senator Barbara Boxer
877-762-8762; toll free
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Contact: www.boxer.senate.gov/contact/

Senator Dianne Feinstein
877-762-8762; toll free
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Contact: www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me


Noon February 4 Rally—Outside Senator Diane Feinstein's office, 1 Post St. (Montgomery BART)

(She voted with Republicans to "Fast Track")


February 04, 2016 at 12pm - 1pm
Senator Feinstein's Office
1 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
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