January 22 marks the beginning of a ten day push by groups who work on a wide variety of issues to stop Congress from granting the President Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Because the TPP will give corporations the right to sue governments even down to the local level for loss of expected profits (read billions of dollars) if laws to protect people and the planet interfere with profits. Just this week, Shell Oil entered a case against Mora County in New Mexico because the county banned fracking. Imagine what that county would do if Shell could sue for loss of expected profits. The people of Mora County could never come up with that amount of money! They would have to give in and lift the ban.
Imagine this going on globally. It will accelerate the race to the bottom in wages, protection of workers and the public and restoration of the planet. We must stop the TPP!
Here is what you can do:
1. Call your members of Congress – go to StopFastTrack.org and use the simple tools there to contact your members.
2. Share this with your community by copying and sending this link: CLICK HERE.
Together, we can and will stop the TPP. It has already been delayed. But this month, the President is putting increased pressure on members of Congress to give him Fast Track. He may succeed if we don’t raise our voices too.