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Keep calling Congress, urging them to ‘Say NO to Fast Track’

UPDATE — This important effort has been extended to urge folks to continue calling. Thank you to all who have already called — and those of you who are about to — for making your voices heard!

fast-track-10-facts(Jan. 21, 2015) — Add your voice to the many thousands of Americans who are calling today to tell Congress “Say No to Fast Track” in a national call-in event. Use the AFL-CIO’s toll-free hotline — 1-855-712-8441 — to get connected to your Representative. Tell your Representative to vote “No” on Fast Track trade promotion authority because Fast Track will allow more of the same failed trade policies that have hurt working families for the last 20 years.

Download a flier with information on Fast Track and get your friends and family to call in, too. Please share this information via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Fast Track Trade Authority is the first step in passing another flawed trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Passage of Fast Track would restrict Congress to just a yes or no vote on the highly-flawed TPP. It would prevent members of Congress from offering any amendments to change provisions that hurt U.S. workers.

The TPP is being negotiated behind closed doors between the United States and 11 pacific-rim countries, including notorious human and labor rights violators Vietnam, Brunei and Mexico. It dramatically expands corporate control over the U.S. economy and reduces the ability of the U.S. to promote health, safety and environmental regulations with our trading partners.

WA-congress-fast-trackLike the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, the TPP threatens to offshore hundreds of thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs to countries with lower wages.

Call 1-855-712-8441 on Jan. 21 to add your voice to the stop Fast Track campaign.

For more information on the TPP and Fast Track, see today’s column by Lynne Dodson, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council: Congress trades away authority, its responsibility with ‘fast track.’

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