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Subject: ★ Please sign Elizabeth Warren’s petition to stop “fast track” of TPP ★ IMPORTANT TPP IS PETITION TO SIGN!!!
Please sign Elizabeth Warren’s petition to stop “fast track” of TPP – an international agreement that would constitute a corporate takeover of our democracy.  This agreement has been written in secret by large corporations and the contents have been kept secret, not only from the American people, but from the Congress that has been asked to pass it without amendments. 
You can access this petition at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/congress-dont-renew-fast.

For three years, a group of some 600 multinational corporations and trade associations have been quietly negotiating a trade pact IN SECRET that could void American laws that protect workers, jobs, health, and the environment. During negotiations here last summer, news leaked of some of the provisions U.S. trade officials were prepared to approve, and a public outcry derailed the talks. Trade Representative Ron Kirk resigned. Now that Michael Froman has been confirmed as the new U.S. Trade Representative he is pushing to renew “fast track” authority so President Obama can sign the agreement first, and then force a quick vote in Congress without any public scrutiny, floor debate, or revisions.
Rep. Keith Ellison has called TPP “the largest corporate power grab you’ve never heard of.” Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is one of just four U.S. Senators who voted against Froman’s confirmation this summer. She said of TPP, “I have heard the argument that transparency would undermine the Trade Representative’s policy to complete the trade agreement because public opposition would be significant.” Warren explained, “In other words, if people knew what was going on, they would stop it. This argument is exactly backwards. If transparency would lead to widespread public opposition to a trade agreement, then that trade agreement should not be the policy of the United States.”That’s why I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate, which says:

“The White House and the U.S. Trade Representative are urging Congress to abdicate some of its power over approval of trade agreements by renewing “fast track” authority. Fast track would allow the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership to leapfrog customary legislative protocol and be put to a rapid “up or down” vote without a public hearing, floor debate, or amendments. Forcing Congress to vote on an agreement this complex without adequate time for open hearings, review, and public scrutiny, sets a dangerous precedent. Congress, we urge you: just say NO to fast track!”

For additional information on TPP the link to an article I authored last year is below:
http://pointlomadem.org/2012/10/04/tpp-trans-pacific-partnership-and-the-future-of-america/
Thanks,
Vera


7 Comments to “Please SIGN Elizabeth Warren’s petition to halt “fast track” of TPP!”

  • Please debate this bill!

  • HALT

  • Debate this Bill

  • I cannot believe they are doing this to us again!

  • We stumbled over here from a different website and thought I might as well check things out.
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    web page again.

  • go get them

  • If they pass TPA witch will lead to passing TPP. Will open up the flood gates to Government hand outs in exchange for campaign money. They are all ready recycling Government hand outs in to campaign money. And how do you think it is working for our for profit corporations. ? But not to good for the middle class or the 99% Also they will be able to over ride our local, state, and fed. laws all ready on the books.

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