More than a thousand rally against TPP, Fast Track at Capitol

More than a thousand rally against TPP, Fast Track at Capitol

Re-posted from the Communications Workers of America

More than a thousand activists from dozens of progressive organizations rallied on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, May 7th to demand trade deals that work for everyone – not just the 1 percent.

Braving thunder and a downpour, CWAers and our labor, environmental, student, citizen, faith and good government allies chanted, “They say ‘Fast Track!’ We Say ‘Fight Back!‘”

About half the participants came from CWA’s legislative-political and movement building conference. CWA activists were joined by partners from 42 other organizations and other unions and the AFL-CIO as part of the campaign to build a movement for economic justice.
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Rally speakers included Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Sander Levin (D-Mich.), Mike Michaud (D-Me.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).

Read more at: http://www.cwa-union.org/news/entry/fair_trade_now