Stop the TPP. Call Rep. Latham today.

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Make sure Rep. Latham doesn't sell us out on the TPP. Make a call today.

An overwhelming majority of Democrats along with dozens of Republicans are already on the record opposing fast-track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But your representative, Tom Latham, has not yet come out publicly against it. Call his office today to ask him to publicly oppose fast track and the TPP.

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Dear 5849376,

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secret "trade" deal being negotiated behind closed doors by the governments of a dozen countries (including ours) colluding with corporate interests.

Under the TPP, more American jobs would be offshored. Internet freedom would be a joke. Developing countries would lose access to lifesaving medicines. Unsafe foods and products could pour into our country. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Last week, a bill was introduced to pass "fast-track trade authority," which would short-circuit the typical legislative process when trade deals like the TPP come up for a vote.

To stop the TPP, we need to stop fast track.

Call his office today to ask him to publicly oppose fast track and the TPP. Click here for the number to call and a sample script.

Fast-track trade authority would allow the president to sign a trade deal before Congress has an opportunity to approve it.

Then the president could send it to Congress with a guarantee that it will get an up-or-down vote within 90 days.

Fast track would mean there would be no meaningful hearings, limited debate and absolutely no amendments to the deal. And there would be tremendous pressure on Congress to rubber-stamp anything the president signs.

It's the job of Congress to fully vet trade deals and ensure they work for everyone, not just giant corporations. And it would be a deeply irresponsible abdication of responsibility for Congress to pass fast track when we know the TPP is coming down the pike, especially when we know the consequences of the TPP could be disastrous.

That is why the overwhelming majority of House Democrats are opposed to fast track. In fact, the Democratic opposition to fast track is so strong that not a single House Democrat has decided to thumb his or her nose at the rest of the caucus by co-sponsoring the fast-track bill, although we need to speak out now to keep it that way.

And dozens of House Republicans oppose fast track because it takes power away from Congress and gives it to President Obama.

Late last year, nearly 200 members of Congress signed letters to President Obama opposing fast track.

But your member of Congress, Tom Latham, was not one of them. If Rep. Latham is unwilling to commit to voting against fast track, that could be a sign that he is willing to sell us out on this.

Call his office today to ask him to publicly oppose fast track and the TPP. Click the link below for the number to call and a sample script:

http://act.credoaction.com/go/2885?t=5&akid=9747.3291973.IrGFQ0

Thank you for speaking out. Your activism matters.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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