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Join Jayapal, Carter on Aug. 7 for Town Hall on Digital Trade

Join U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Washington State Labor Council Secretary Treasurer Cherika Carter and other experts for a conversation on current “digital trade” proposals and their implications for worker rights, A.I. discrimination, personal privacy and small businesses.

This Town Hall on “Digital Trade” will be held Monday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. via webinar. Click here to register and join. Folks in Seattle, can attend the town hall in person at University of Washington’s Kane Hall 225 (Walker-Ames Room).

At a moment when policymakers are expressing increased interest in the oversized role that Big Tech has in our economy and society, the sector is quietly pushing for binding rules in pending trade agreements that would limit future consumer privacy, data security, algorithmic accountability and anti-trust laws and regulations.

Senior governmental officials from throughout the Pacific Rim are gathered in Seattle this summer for a “Digital Month” as part of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. This town hall provides a public platform to labor, civil rights, consumer and other constituencies that have views on “digital trade” that differ greatly from those of Big Tech lobbyists.

In addition to Rep. Jayapal and S-T Carter, participants include Jen Lee of ACLU Washington, Lori Wallach of Rethink Trade, Josua Mata of SENTRO, and Julie Bouanna of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition.

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