Stop the TPP: Call Senate Democratic leaders today

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Stop the TPP: Make a call to Senate Democratic leaders.

Opposing Fast Track is our best chance to stop the TPP, and an overwhelming majority of Democrats are already on the record in opposition. But with President Obama using the State of the Union address to put the full force of the White House behind the campaign to pass Fast Track, now is the time for the members of the Senate Democratic Leadership to publicly go on record against Fast Track and the TPP.

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Dear 5849376,

Stop the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive 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.

The first stage in the plan to pass the TPP is a big push by President Obama and the Republican-led Congress 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.

And with President Obama using the State of the Union address to put the full force of the White House behind the campaign to pass Fast Track, now is the time for the members of the Senate Democratic Leadership to publicly go on record against Fast Track and the TPP.

Call Senate Democratic leaders and ask them to publicly announce their opposition to 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 – or "implementing legislation" that would rewrite wide swaths of our domestic laws. And there would be tremendous pressure on Congress to rubber-stamp anything the president signs.

If the Senate Democratic leaders use their power and influence to encourage other Democrats to take a stand opposing Fast Track, that would help blunt any momentum in support of fast track and the TPP.

Call Senate Democratic leaders and ask them to publicly announce their opposition to Fast Track and the TPP. Click here for the number to call and a sample script.

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 right before a push to force approval of the TPP.

Call Senate Democratic leaders and ask them to publicly announce their opposition to Fast Track and the TPP. Click below for the number to call and a sample script.

http://act.credoaction.com/call/TPP_SenateDems/?t=6&akid=12720.3291973.gk_9QY

Thank you for speaking out. Your activism matters.

Murshed Zaheed, Deputy Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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