… URGENT… ACTION … see .. “FAST TRACK” . below.
THE T.P.P. IN A NUTSHELL
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a horrendous and unfair “trade” agreement due to be completed soon. This 29 chapter anti-democracy text (only 4-5 on trade) has been negotiated in secret and is authored by many corporations, including Monsanto, et al. (Rep. Alan Grayson – FL has been allowed to see limited text in a “closet-like” room while being monitored: see below.)
The TPP is being pushed by the Obama administration and some Congress members who have a history of corporate sponsorship.
The TPP would COMPLETELY undermine GMO labeling and bans: both past and future. This would happen as labeling and bans are considered “barriers to trade.” Under the TPP, cities, counties, states and nations could be sued for “projected future profit losses.”
Multi-national corporations would be given nation-like status, totally undermining democracy. This loss of state/nation sovereignty would cause existing protective laws to be problematic and future laws to be seen as futile. The T.P.P. is NAFTA on steroids; Monsanto’s “win through the backdoor” while we are not looking…http://tinyurl.com/TPPleaked
See 4 min. TPP overview video: http://tinyurl.com/HellNoTPP
.… F A S T . T R A C K: WHY WE MUST STOP IT NOW …
Fast Track was first recommended by Nixon and has been used to ram into law other bad “trade” deals, including NAFTA. The last renewal of Fast Track expired in 2007. While campaigning for the presidency, Obama declared he would NOT use Fast Track, that it was unconstitutional. Now, President Obama is encouraging FAST TRACK legislation (renamed Trade Promotion Authority) that was introduced into Congress on January 9, 2014. (H.R. 3830: Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014)
If passed, Fast Track would give Obama the ability to sign-off on the TPP, in violation of the US Constitution (Art. 1, Sect. 8 gives Congress the authority to negotiate trade, not the President.)
At that point, Congress would have limited time to fully decipher, question or rebut 29 chapters of legalese, no more than 20 hours of debates in committees, no full-transparency to the public or media and absolutely NO CHANGES OR AMENDMENTS allowed. Then, after a short time limit, congress would be forced to vote “Up or Down” only.
The text drafts would NOT be released to the public for four years. Future changes could only be made “IF” all signing countries were in agreement. More countries could sign-on to the agreement in the future, i.e. China.
Should Fast Track be passed, it would make the TPP more difficult to stop. It would also open this same process to the TPP’s sister “trade” super deal, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being crafted to involve Europe (TAFTA) during 2014.
ACTION ALERT: ALL HANDS ON DECK TO “STOP FAST TRACK .
1) CALL CONGRESS MEMBERS NOW! To Find your Congress Member: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
You may call utilizing your congress member’s direct office line or call 202-224-3121 and ask to be transferred to your Representative or Senators. Tell the staffer you want your congress member to: (See Easy Script)
• VOTE NO on FAST TRACK,
• UPHOLD their CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to FULLY NEGOTIATE TRADE,
.• DO NOT FAST TRACK something THEY HAVE NOT EVEN SEEN, if he/she has any doubts, call U.S. Representative Alan Grayson from Florida.
2) CALL & WRITE TODAY
(a) Put congress members’ phone numbers on speed dial.
(b) Send letters to your congress members, telling them the above bulleted message:
Legible hand-written letters are best;
fax/mail is better than email,
send to local paper, too…
please, do all five!
3) STAY INFORMED & LEARN MORE
(b) “JOIN” your State Action Group
(d) “EDUCATE” others far and wide.
As much mass media is corporate owned,
WE MUST BE THE MEDIA by:
• copying and sharing this note on Face Book, by email, mail, etc.,
• sharing this 4 minute introductory VIDEO
• sharing this POWER POINT PRESENTATION
at local events
and/or at your home
The above text targets the TPP effect on GMO’s.
See similar affects on PROTECTIVE REGULATIONS and LAWS
that have taken years of hard work to put in place, and MORE here: http://www.exposethetpp.org/TPPImpactsYou.html
Do you remember the economic crash of 2008? What if the same deregulation that led to the demise of Wall Street in 2008 were to spread globally? Who gains and who loses?
PLEASE, use the contents of this document in
local newspapers’ Letter to the Editor or an OP ED.
HELP BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WISH TO SEE. – Ghandi
(4) PRINT AND HAND OUT STOP THE TPP FLYERS Click here for cost effective downloadable flyers: http://mam-lb.com/tpp-fast-track-flyers/
TOGETHER, WE WILL DEFEAT MONSANTO, et al.
We recommend viewing the PowerPoint below TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. It is in pdf format. Click on the link.
House of Representatives letter to President Obama demanding to stop using Fast Track authority to push TPP through without congressional debate:
BAUCHMAN 11.12.13 Fast Track Letter