Sisters and brothers:
This is it. TODAY, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on Fast Track legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Let’s win this thing: Please call your representative at 888-804-8311 and urge him or her to vote NO on Fast Track.
Your call is critical. Fast Track would allow dangerous trade agreements like the TPP to be rushed through Congress, circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. It is a virtual rubber-stamp for trade deals that threaten the economy, environment, digital rights and public health at home and around the world. The good news is: we can still stop it.
Your calls have been making an incredible difference. Some Congressional offices have reported receiving calls 200-to-1 against Fast Track. It’s helped move votes our way, and the calls need to keep coming in these crucial final moments before a vote. Wall Street and K Street lobbyists certainly aren’t holding back right now. The best antidote to their calls are yours.
Literally thousands of organizations have joined the IAM — including many labor, environmental, family farm, consumer, faith, civil rights, human rights, digital rights, immigrant, indigenous, LGBT, women’s, public health and students groups — are working hand-in-hand to defeat this bill. Please join us.
R. Thomas Buffenbarger
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers