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Job posting: Director and Trade Justice Organizer

The Washington Fair Trade Coalition is seeking a talented organizer to direct the coalition’s work on behalf of people and the planet to achieve a fair global trading system.

The Director will be at the center of our campaign to influence NAFTA renegotiation, educating and mobilizing our coalition members and allied groups in these policy debates, securing support from elected officials, and building long-term vision and momentum for fair trade policies that put people and the planet above profits.

Apply today!

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Shine a light on NAFTA Renegotiation!

At this very moment, the public is being shut out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. Meanwhile, hundreds of corporate lobbyists have been given special “cleared advisor” status that gives them privileged access to proposed texts and to the negotiators themselves.

It’s not too late to introduce accountability to the NAFTA renegotiation process. But we have to work together to get Congress to act.

TAKE ACTION!

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Submit YOUR comments to USTR today!

The U.S. Trade Representative is currently accepting public comments on how it should renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

TAKE ACTION: Use this form to submit your comments today! (Deadline Monday, June 12)

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NAFTA Renegotiation Timeline

On May 19, the Trump Administration formally gave notice to U.S. Congress that they will be renegotiating NAFTA.

Check out this helpful timeline on NAFTA renegotiations to see what happens now:

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Trump softens stance on NAFTA

President Donald Trump announced this week that he will not immediately terminate U.S. participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House said, after he spoke with the leaders of Mexico and Canada about ways to re-negotiate the accord. Trump on...

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This Weekend: Marching Towards Justice

This weekend marks 100 days into the Trump administration. One thing is clear: our vision of a fair trade policy — based on global cooperation, protecting workers, the environment, and public health, limiting corporate power– is not a priority for the current administration.

Check out these great opportunities to march together, learn together, and act together from Earth Day to May Day:

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Voluntary Dolphin-safe Tuna Labels Struck Down by WTO

This week, the WTO authorized Mexico to impose an annual $163 million in trade sanctions against the U.S. for the dolphin-saving U.S. labeling program for tuna. The WTO ruled against the program in November 2015, calling it a "technical barrier to trade." If their...

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Standing in Solidarity with Striking Immigrants

Over the last three weeks, nearly 1000 immigrants have gone on hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma protesting inhumane conditions. Last week, Washington Fair Trade Coalition responded to a call for support and held a solidarity day at the...

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