April 12, SeaTac Airport, WA – Early on Sunday morning, constituents gathered at departures in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. As travelers rolled by, they stood on the sidewalk with signs reading “Bon Voyage,” “Have a Safe Trip,” and “Free Trade is for the 1%”, waiting for their Members of Congress to arrive.
“It has been an action-packed two weeks with our elected officials back in district,” explained Gillian Locascio, coordinator of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition. “Constituents and organizations have been meeting with our Representatives all week, dropping into their offices, canvassing, sending video messages, and putting up yard signs. A fast track bill could be introduced any day. We’ve come out to send off our Representatives, wish them a safe trip, and leave them one last reminder to oppose Fast Track!”
It was their lucky day, as the very people they were waiting for rolled up. Demonstrators presented the undecided Washington U.S. Representatives with a larger-than-life checklist, with only one task: Stop Fast Track. We hope it serves as a useful reminder!
Check out our Bon Voyage video here, share widely, and call your member of Congress today.
Then, welcome them back on the National Day of Action to Stop Fast Track, April 18.
Join us at one of the events below, or organize your own!
April 18th, Stop the TPP and Fast Track Protest Rally
Washington State Labor Council Office
The time is now to join the statewide fight against the TPP. The national movement is looking to us to take a firm stand against this! We will see you there!