January 31st, 4:30pm
West Colfax and Broadway, Civic Center Park, Denver
We are not alone! Millions of people across the globe who realize the damage the TPP would do our lives are going to stage a coordinated protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership Act (the TPP) on January 31st.
Although the text of the bill is classified, we have learned enough from leaks to know that it would spell the end of our democracy. MoveOn Denver Metro council has held three actions to protest the TPP and have contributed to the fight to prevent a “fast track” vote that would require our legislators to vote yes or no on the bill without knowing anything about it, or being able to discuss it or amend it. We have stopped the fast track vote twice, but the multinational corporations that wrote the bill with their profits in mind will be pressuring Congress again to vote on it fairly soon. If we want to stop it, and it is critical to every single issue we believe in that we do so, we need to educate the public about what it contains and urge them to pressure their legislators to vote against it.
We keep fighting and educating and we invite you to join us. We will hold a honk and wave action on January 31 with signs and handouts to educate the public about the bill. Come to Civic Center Park at Broadway and Colfax, west sidewalk at 4:30 to join the honk and wave. If you can come early, pick up some handouts at the park and distribute them on the mall at quitting time.