The time has come to stop the push to ratify the TPP this year.
President Obama is determined to fast track the TPP through the lame duck session of Congress this fall when he thinks that nobody is paying attention.
We can’t let that happen!
We are organizing actions in Washington, DC when Congress returns after the elections and we need you!
We will have sleeping space at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 E St., NW, Washington, in DC starting Saturday night, Nov. 12 for people who need to travel that day. The church will serve as our base for sleeping, eating and organizing during the week. It sleeps 50 people. (Find details below)
We will have a day of training and preparation on Sunday, Nov. 13 and then we will take action from Nov. 14 to 17.
There will be roles for everyone – support roles, creating art and props, marching and more.
Please register using the form below and let us know if you can join us in DC.
On Nov. 17, members of Congress will return home to their districts. We need to continue to protest with local actions across the nation. Please let us know if you can participate in or organize a local action Nov. 21 to 23.
We know that this is the holiday season for some people, and Congress knows that too. That is why this is the time of year when they sneak through the worst bills.
We have the power to stop the TPP, but it will require making members of Congress fear a popular revolt.
If we win, this will be a tremendous show of popular power and a victory that will send us into the new year with momentum to start setting the political agenda on a wide range of issues, instead of allowing the elites to set it for their benefit.
Please spread the word about the No Lame Duck Uprising.
Contact us if you have questions at [email protected]
FILL OUT THE FORM HERE:
DC Action Camp Schedule:
Saturday, Nov. 12 – Church available at 6 pm
Sunday, Nov. 13 – Action training
Monday, Nov. 14 to 17 – Actions
First Trinity Lutheran Church – At the corner of 4th and E Sts NW, across from the Judiciary Square Metro. Sleeps 50 on mattresses in shared space with showers and kitchen. Wheelchair accessible. The cost is $27/night. Pay if you can, what you can and let us know if you can’t. We won’t turn you away as long as you participate actively in the camp and actions.
Hotels nearby – Hotel Harrington has large rooms that can be shared and the prices are reasonable. It is about 8 blocks from the church.
If necessary, we will reserve space in another church.
Metro: The church is on the red line (metro) and is also walking distance from Union Station.
Train: Union Station
Bus: (Greyhound, Bolt, Mega and Peter Pan) arrive at Union Station.
The closest airport is National in DC, which is served by metro. The next closest is Baltimore-Washington International, which is served by Amtrak and the Marc train for travel from there to DC.
Car: If you come by car, beware that parking is expensive. It would be less expensive to park at an overnight metro station outside the city and take the metro in. Stations with overnight parking ($4/day) are Franconia-Springfield, Greenbelt, Huntington and Wiehle-Reston East.
BUS FROM CHICAGO: In Chicagoland and want to hop on a UAW bus to Wash, DC for the Nov 14th big day of actions? – please email me at [email protected] with “Bus to Wash” in the subject line.