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Join in ‘NO on Fast Track’ events targeting House

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WA-congress-fast-track(May 26, 2015) — With the Senate’s passage of “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority for the White House, the debate now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives, where there is more opposition to greasing the rails for additional NAFTA-like trade agreements that kills jobs and suppress wages. The House is expected to take the measure up in June.

With Congress currently in recess and Washington state’s delegation at home, events and phone banks are planned to send them a strong message to vote NO on Fast Track. Here’s what you can do to help deliver that message:

TUESDAY, MAY 26

From 5:30 to 8 p.m., volunteer for “NO on Fast Track” Phone Banks in SEATTLE at UFCW 21, 5030 1st Ave. S; in TACOMA at UFCW 367, 6403 Lakewood Dr. W; in OLYMPIA at WSLC/WFSE, 906 Columbia St. SW; and MOUNT VERNON at UFCW 21, 1510 N. 18th St. To sign up or get more information, email Marcus Courtney.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

At noon in LACEY, join fellow union members and community supporters for an action at Rep. Denny Heck’s office, 420 College Street SE. Contact Gillian@washingtonfairtrade.org to sign up.

THURSDAY, MAY 28

At 10 a.m. in BOTHELL, join 350Seattle and fellow union members for a meeting with Rep. Suzan DelBene’s staff at her Bothell office in the Canyon Park Business Center, 22121 17th Ave SE, Bldg E, Suite 220.

reichert-dave-15From 11 a.m. to noon in SEATTLE, join a Protest of Rep. David Reichert’s plan to cut Medicare to pay for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program that offers aid to workers who lose their jobs in the wake of these trade deals. Advocates for fair trade policies and for protecting Medicare will join together in this protest outside a World Affairs Council Pro Fast Track/TPP event where Reichart is the featured speaker. It is at World Trade Center West, 2200 Alaskan Way in Seattle. Contact Gillian@washingtonfairtrade.org or Mcourtney@aflcio.org to sign up or get more information.

At 2 p.m. in RENTON, join fellow union members and community supporters for an action at Rep. Adam Smith’s office, 101 Evergreen Building, 15 S. Grady Way in Renton.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m., volunteer for “NO on Fast Track” Phone Banks in SEATTLE at UFCW 21, 5030 1st Ave. S; in TACOMA at UFCW 367, 6403 Lakewood Dr. W; in OLYMPIA at WSLC/WFSE, 906 Columbia St. SW; and MOUNT VERNON at UFCW 21, 1510 N. 18th St.. Email Marcus Courtney to sign up or have your union adopt a night.

FRIDAY, MAY 29

Ay noon in TACOMA, join fellow union members and community supporters for an action at Rep. Derek Kilmer’s office, 950 Pacific Ave, Suite 1230, in Tacoma. Contact Gillian@washingtonfairtrade.org or Mcourtney@aflcio.org to sign up or get more information.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

Meet at 9:30 a.m., for a Canvass in Adam Smith’s district. Meet at WSLC’s Seattle office, 321 16th Ave S. at 9:30 a.m. for a canvass from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about any of the above-listed events, contact Gillian@washingtonfairtrade.org or Mcourtney@aflcio.org.

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