Tools for TPP-Free Zones

Declare Your Community a TPP-Free Zone!

Communities around the country are taking action locally to declare their area a “TPP-Free” Zone – if the TPP is made law, they will not obey!

This is a great opportunity to educate about the ways the TPP will destroy democracy and impact our lives from the food we eat to the cost of healthcare to wages and environmental protection to building local economies. It is a way to build community support for Fair Trade, not rigged corporate trade that is negotiated in secret.

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Here are some information and tools to get started from the Alliance for Democracy:

It is time to build a democratic movement of resistance.  It is time to start right where we live, in our own community.  It is time to say to our US trade representative and the corporations which are sitting at the negotiating table— “If you, our unelected representatives, create this corporate-driven monstrosity and then go to Congress for a rubber stamp, WE WILL NOT OBEY.”

It is time to make our municipalities “TPP Free Zones,” following in the footsteps of the successful resistance to an earlier trade agreement, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, which was defeated in 1998 thanks to a global grassroots campaign.

Click here to download a .pdf of our TPP Free Zone pamphlet. Print it on legal-size paper, or read the text online here.

Click here for a model municipal law to make your community a TPP Free Zone

Click here for some pointers in getting a TPP Free Zone law passed.

Educate for action: Our upcoming edition of Justice Rising focuses on international resistance to corporate global trade agreements, including the TPP. If you’d like to be on the mailing list, contact us at afd …at… thealliancefordemocracy … org or call 781-894-1179.

Click here for the song “TPP Free Zone Alliance” by Tom Neilson and Nancy Price

There’s more information, videos and resources on our TPP page

 

Here is a map of places that have passed resolutions. 

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5/5/2015: South Miami’s City Commission says NO to Fast Track. Read their resolution here

4/28/2015: New York City Council declares itself a “TPP Free Zone” and urges a No vote on the pending Fast Track bill. You can read or download the resolution text on this page of the council website.

4/21/2015: Tompkins County (NY) Legislature passes a resolution against Fast Track 12-1. Read more here, text of resolution is on page 10-11 of this document.

4/21/2015: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passes a resolution calling for their congressional delegation to vote against Fast Track for the TPP. Read more here.

4/13/2015: Pittsburgh recognizes TPP threat. The city’s anti-Fast Track resolution lays out a blueprint for trade justice. Read it here.

4/13/2015: Fort Bragg CA City Council says no to fast-tracking TPP, TAFTA/TTIP and TiSA. Read the submitted text of resolution here.

3/30/2015: Seattle City Council passes anti-Fast Track resolution.Video of public testimony and deliberations here; press release here; text of resolution here. 

3/13/2015: TPP concerns lead Bellingham, WA to pass anti-Fast Track resolution. Read the resolution here

2/17/2015: Richmond, CA goes TPP-Free, opposes Fast Track. Here’s the text of a resolution passed with one abstention by the city’s six-member Council. Read our press release here.

9/9/14: Berkeley, CA declares itself a TPP/TAFTA-Free ZoneRead the resolution text here and the press release here

10/17/2013: Dane Co., WI passes TPP-Free ResolutionText of resolution here; coverage in The Progressive is here, and on WisPolitics.comhere

10/29/2013: Madison says No to TPP. The city’s Common Council passes this resolution