By Margaret Flowers for Flush the TPP. Above photo by John Zangas of DC Media Group.
UPDATE: The House will vote on a stand alone Fast Track bill Thursday June 18. Voting starts at noon. Emergency action in Washington, DC. Spread the word. And if you can’t be there – call, call, call!
Free Traders are doing everything they can to pass Fast Track.
We urge you to keep the calls coming in!
First call the 28 Democrats who voted for Fast Track and tell them to oppose Fast Track next time. They are getting all sorts of favors for their votes (Gerry Connolly, Jim Himes, Eddie Bernice Johnson and Mike Quigley got a trip to Germany with the President) but history shows us that the promises fall apart and so do their careers.
Here is a list of the Democratic Free Traitors with contact information: CLICK HERE
And here is a new study by Public Citizen showing the consequences of ‘yes’ votes: “Dealmaking leads to Broken Promises and Lost Elections”
Then contact your personal Representative and either thank them for voting against it or ‘spank’ them for voting for it and urge them to vote “No on Fast Track” when it comes up again. Use www.StopFastTrack.com
Yesterday we folded up the Rigged Trade Rebellion on Capitol Hill to regroup, catch some shuteye and strategize about next steps. We will return when the time is right. A big thanks to those who joined us, donated money to help us cover the costs and made phone calls.