Our vision of transformative democracy could essentially be shattered by the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal negotiated in secret by trans-national corporations and appointed government officials.
The Senate is likely to vote tomorrow on whether to give Fast Track authority to the President to put the TPP in place. Your action is needed today.
The deal would endow an international tribunal with authority over our own judicial system. Any democratically enacted law with potential to cut into the current or future profits of a trans-national corporation could be overturned, laying waste to environmental, health, worker and food safety, and financial laws -- the very laws we pass to protect ourselves and the world we live in from rapacious corporate marauders.
Right now corporations are able to trump our laws using their so-called Constitutional rights. That will change when we pass the We the People Amendment, but it won't do us a lot of good if they can just go around the U.S. Constitution and use international law to trump our efforts to protect the clear air, water, and community protections we pass.
We the People are the sovereigns of this great nation -- not a bunch of greedy trans-national corporations and their secretive tribunal. Take Action -- call your Senators today and tell them to oppose Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Robert Reich says:
Today’s “trade agreements” should really be called “global corporate agreements” because they’re mostly about protecting the assets and profits of these global corporations rather than increasing American jobs and wages.”
The fact is this deal is so heinous, it could never pass Congress without fast track authorization. Essentially, the president is asking them to agree to an up or down vote on the TPP with little or no debate and no amendments, before Congress members have a chance to read the 29 sections making up the secretive deal. (Only five sections actually deal with trade). Members of Congress are likely being compelled, through threat or appeal, by corporate lobbyists and the White House to pass the fast track.
The Senate needs to hear from us—all of us—right away. Call your Senators today and tell them to oppose Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)..
Stopping the TPP fast track authorization is intertwined with our mission. There can be no real democracy under this global corporate power grab.
Call your Senators today and tell them to oppose Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).