Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is saying he will reintroduce Fast Track legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this month — right after Members of Congress return from the Presidents Day recess. Now’s the time to make our voices heard in opposition to Fast Track and the TPP, especially in Delaware, because Representative Carney is one of the few House Democrats who has yet to commit against Fast Track!
When: Friday February 20th at 1pm
Where: On the sidewalk in front of Rep Carney’s Wilmington Office, 233 N King Street, Suite 200, Wilmington, DE 19801
Confirmed speakers so far:
- CWA Local 13100 and 13101 Presidents, Diana Markowski and Jim Ryan
- Delaware Americans for Democratic Action, Drew Serres
- United Students for Fair Trade, James Collins
- Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families, Reverend Bob Hall
- Public Citizen Global Trade Watch, Ben Beachy
- Delaware Riverkeeper, Maya K. van Rossum
As you know, leaked documents suggest the TPP would have disastrous affects on the economy, worker’s rights, public health and environment here in the United States and beyond. Fast Track would allow the TPP and other harmful trade agreements to be rushed through Congress, circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures.
The corporations behind the TPP are now going all-out in support of Fast Track, with teams of lobbyists trolling the halls of Congress and applying as much pressure as they can. When Members of Congress are back home, in-district for the Presidents Day recess (from February 14 to 23) it’s absolutely critical that they hear from you and other constituents.
See you February 20th, at 1pm!