Tell New Democrats That Fast Tracking the TPP is Anti-Democratic!

Tell New Democrats That Fast Tracking the TPP is Anti-Democratic!

So far, as a movement to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), we’ve been successful in making Fast Track legislation to rush the TPP through Congress politically untouchable. The bills that were introduced in the House and Senate, the Baucus-Camp bills, do not look likely to make it out of committee any time soon. But we know that the White House and US Trade Representative (and hundreds of corporate lobbyists) are putting pressure on Congress members to support Fast Track.

We must continue to counter that pressure with our own people-powered lobbying. The next opportunity is during the President’s week recess. Members of Congress will be in their home districts the week of February 16 and many will hold public events of some kind.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to let your Member of Congress know that his/her constituents will not accept Fast Tracking the TPP in any fashion. Congress must do its job to oversee commerce, as outlined in the Constitution, and must hold hearings on the TPP so that we, the public, know what’s in it and what impact it will have on our economy, environment and rights to know what’s in our food, to have access to affordable health care, to living wages, internet freedom and more.

In particular, it is important to make sure that the New Democrats hear this message loudly and clearly. They are the ones in the House of Representatives that are most likely to support Fast Track when it comes down to it.

Below is a list of New Democrats and you will find a sample letter to deliver to them here: Fast Track letter

If you are looking for creative ideas or fact sheets, visit the Tools page.

New Democrats:

Ron Kind (WI-03), Chair
Jim Himes (CT-04), Vice-Chair
Rick Larsen (WA-02), Vice-Chair
Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Vice-Chair


Ron Barber (AZ-02)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Ami Bera (CA-07)
Lois Capps (CA-24)
John Carney (DE-At Large)
André Carson (IN-07)
Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
Jim Cooper (TN-05)
Joe Courtney (CT-02)
Susan Davis (CA-53)
John Delaney (MD-06)
Suzan DelBene (WA-01)
Eliot Engel (NY-16)
Elizabeth Esty (CT-05)
Bill Foster (IL-11)
Joe Garcia (FL-26)
Pete Gallego (TX-23)
Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01)
Denny Heck (WA-10)
Rush Holt (NJ-12)
Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
Anne Kuster (NH-02)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Gregory Meeks (NY-05)
Jim Moran (VA-08)
Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
Bill Owens (NY-21)
Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
Gary Peters (MI-14)
Scott Peters (CA-52)
Pedro Pierluisi (PR-At Large)
Jared Polis (CO-02)
Mike Quigley (IL-05)
Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
Brad Schneider (IL-10)
Adam Schiff (CA-28)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
Allyson Schwartz (PA-13)
David Scott (GA-13)
Terri Sewell (AL-07)
Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)
Adam Smith (WA-09)
Juan Vargas (CA-51)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)