Resolution Opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement

Resolution Instructing Congress To Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement

WHEREAS NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and WTO (World Trade Organization) and CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement) and more recent NAFTA-style “free trade” schemes enacted by Congress have contributed to unemployment and de-industrialization in the U.S., and

WHEREAS those trade schemes lack prohibitions against exploitation of workers or the environment, and lack guarantees against human right abuses, and

WHEREAS the AFL-CIO, on behalf of 60 unions representing approximately 13 million Americans claims that millions of U.S. jobs have been lost due to corporate-friendly free trade schemes like the proposed TTP, and

WHEREAS a solid majority of Americans oppose so-called “free trade” schemes;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we call on Congress to represent we the people, and to oppose the TTP and other corporate-friendly free trade schemes, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if Members of Congress believe free trade schemes like the TTP are good for the people of our nation, let them bring their beliefs to the communities in which we live,  and to the court of public opinion, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that because of the importance of this topic we call on  Members of Congress who  support the TTP and similar free trade schemes to facilitate  pro and con debates in their Districts or States that are accessible to the public and where public advocates such as Global Trade Watch shall be guaranteed equal time to present arguments in opposition to the TTP and other NAFTA-style deals.

Submitted to precinct caucuses by ___________________

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