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Paperwork Submitted for TPP Vote

The administration has submitted to Congress the paperwork required to potentially hold a TPP vote during the post-election lame-duck session. But TPP backers will call for a vote only IF they think they have the “yes” votes to pass it. Tell your representative to be a loud, proud “No!” on the TPP.

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To hide the facts about failed trade policies, proponents are changing the data

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

TPP: This massive, controversial, pro-corporate "free trade" agreement among the U.S. and 11 other countries threatens everything from the safety of our food to the stability of our economy. Haga click aquí para ver recursos en español.  
TTIP: U.S. and EU corporations are pushing for this massive deal as the latest venue to attack safety standards, climate policies and financial regulations.

Corporate Attacks on Our Laws

Fast Track

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS): At the heart of "trade" deals is a provision that grants new rights to thousands of multinational corporations to sue governments over public interest laws before a panel of three corporate lawyers.
Fast Track: Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress writes the laws and sets trade policy. However, proponents used procedural gimmicks to pass Fast Track through Congress by a one-vote margin.

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