Tell Obama, Reid and Pelosi to Flush the TPP: Beverly Hills, November 25th

stop-tpp-350On Monday, November 25, as many as 500 people will be the first to take the public protests of the secret trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) directly to the President, the Senate Majority Leader and the House Minority Leader when they come to town for two high dollar Democratic Party fundraisers.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP), a global trade agreement being secretly negotiated by 600 multinational corporations and industry trade groups, will impact nearly every aspect of Americans’ lives. If passed, it will undermine state, local and federal laws, including those governing food safety, environmental protection, internet freedom, worker rights, democratic sovereignty, healthcare and drug prices, and banking and finance regulation.

In short, it will be a disaster for public health and safety, future sustainability of the world’s food supply and basic democratic principles.

When asked why it was being negotiated in secret, Ron Kirk, the former US trade negotiator said, “Because if the people knew what was in it, it would never be passed.” It’s bad enough that Congress and the public have been shut out of these negotiations, while corporations are running the show. But even worse, the Obama Administration wants to ram the TPP through Congress using a Nixon-era process called Fast Track.

Join us as we tell Obama, Reid and Pelosi to release the text of the agreement, oppose Fast Track and ultimately stop the TPP, which if passed would represent a total global corporate coup.

WHEN: Monday, November 25 3-6 pm

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Park (not Will Rogers State Park in the Palisades), 9650 Sunset Blvd. (at Canon and Beverly Drives), Beverly Hills, 90210 (bus stop in Sunset at Beverly, plenty of free street parking)

WHAT: 3:30 Rally with the following speakers:

  • Maira Sutton,the Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Zack Kaldveer, the Organic Consumers Association
  • Lance Simmens, Citizens Trade Coalition
  • Adrian Acosta, the Communications Workers of America

4:00 March half a mile towards the site of the fundraiser

RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/562608083775021/

For more information: www.exposethetpp.org

                                   www.flushthetpp.org

Published by the LA Progressive on November 20, 2013
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About Lauren Steiner

Lauren Steiner is a long time political activist who has been involved with SoCal Grassroots, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the California Clean Money Campaign Occupy LA, Occupy Venice, Food and Water Watch, Hunger Action LA, the LA Food Policy Council and the Coalition Against Nukes. Recently she organized a grassroots campaign to fight SB4, the weak fracking regulatory bill that Governor Brown recently signed that will ramp up fracking in California. She continues to plan actions that fight the privatization of public institutions and public goods for the benefit of the 1% at the expense of the 99%.

Comments

  1. I would like to read your facts to all of this. So far you have only provided claims of what is being done. Give me the facts and places where I can review the facts and then you may have more support. As written, the article is just a claim.

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