Let’s Roll! The debate over “Fast Track” legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pending trade deals is coming to a head right now. Several Members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest remain undecided on this critical issue and need to hear from you!
To voice opposition against the disastrous impacts Fast Track would have on the Pacific Northwest’s economy, environment and public health, the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Sierra Club, and our allies in the labor, environmental, public health and human rights movements are getting on a bus called the “Blue-Green Machine” for an action-packed day of rallies, press events and briefings to highlight how bad trade policy has impacted our communities.
— February 17, Washington State —
- 7:30am — Optional: Get on the Bus!
Want to be part of a carpool for the morning’s events, or the full day? Groups are arranging carpools from Seattle, Bellingham, and Tacoma. Call Gillian at 206 * 227 * 3079 for more information.
- 9:30am — Rep. DelBene: Stand with Washington against Fast Track!
204 W. Montgomery St, Mount Vernon, WA – RSVP HERE –
Constituents rally against Fast Track at the office of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for Washington’s food suppliers, good-paying jobs, and a healthy environment.
- 2:30pm — Rep. Kilmer: Port Workers Oppose Fast Track, Will You?
Fireman’s Park, A St. & S 9th St; Tacoma, WA – RSVP HERE –
A press event and rally overlooking the Port of Tacoma with port workers and other constituents denouncing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and calling on Congressman Derek Kilmer to oppose Fast Track.
- 6:30pm — Briefing on the TPP’s Threat to Washington State Sovereignty
Labor Council Building, 906 Columbia St SW, Suite 300, Olympia, WA – RSVP HERE –
A happy hour briefing with partners from partners in labor and environmental groups and the state legislature on ways in which leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions threaten state and local policies on the environment, consumer safety, public procurement and more.
Come out and raise your voice with us for Fair Trade policy!
RSVP online at: http://tinyurl.com/fairtradeorbust