International Actions To Stop The TPP

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Above photo: The World is Rising March in Washington, DC in November, 2015.

On February 4, 2016, President Obama will sign the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). The signing ceremony will be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Following the signing, Congress will still have to pass implementing legislation before the TPP can be put into place. The Obama administration is currently writing that legislation and is expected to send it to Congress as soon as it anticipates having enough votes to pass it. That can happen any time after Obama signs the TPP.

The TPP implementing legislation could be sent to Congress as early as February 5 and as late as after the elections in the fall. It all depends on when Obama and leadership believe they have the votes.

Our job is to make sure that never happens. And that is why we are mobilizing local actions across the country in February. We hope that our allies in TPP countries are making similar plans, but as the most aggressive promoter of the TPP, the US is where it must be stopped!

In other words, it is up to us to stop it.

Let’s show the President and Congress that if they make the TPP law, they will betray everything we care about and we will not obey!

February 4 –Actions are being organized in highly visible areas to raise awareness about the TPP and to let people know about actions during the President’s Week recess. The theme for the month is “TPP = Betrayal.” Choose the location that is best for your community. Highlight issues that concern people in your community and find creative ways to get attention. See the “Tools for Action” page for ideas.

February 4, 2016 actions in these cities in the United States and Canada:

There are actions in 7 countries and 60 cities. Check out the action map for all of the locations.

Arizona

Phoenix – Facebook page

Arkansas

Hot Springs – Facebook page

British Columbia

Vancouver

California

Huntington Beach

Los Angeles – Facebook page THE DATE OF THIS ACTION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO FEB. 3.

Sacramento – Facebook page

San Francisco – Facebook page

Santa Rosa – Facebook page

Colorado

Denver – Facebook page

Connecticut

Hartford

Florida

Delray Beach

Tampa – Facebook page

Illinois

ChampaignFacebook page

Chicago – Facebook page

Iowa

Iowa City – Facebook page

Maine

Portland – Facebook page

Maryland

Baltimore – Facebook page

Massachusetts

Boston

Northampton – Facebook page

Michigan

Detroit – Facebook page

Grand RapidsFacebook page

Mississippi

Oxford – Facebook page

Missouri

St. Louis – Facebook page

New Jersey

Newton

New York

Albany

New York City

Plattsburgh

Poughkeepsie – Facebook page

Rochester

Oregon

Medford

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg

PA – 15 Call in Day

Texas

Dallas – Facebook page

Utah

Salt Lake City

Vermont

Williston

Washington, DC (Please note that this action will be Feb. 3rd)

White House – Facebook page

Washington State

Bellingham

Seattle – Facebook page

Spokane

  • Dave Constable

    There are 12 nations participating.
    So if all sign, but only 6 pass it in whatever way their nation does this sort of thing, is it true that the agreement comes into effect?

    I ask this, because here in Canada, our Trade Minister and Prime minister say we will sign this thing “…so that our parliament can discuss and deal with it…”
    They claim simply signing it does not mean anything except that we can discuss it, but I do not see why we have to sign anything in order to bring it to the floor of our House of Commons.
    In trying to figure out why our leaders are saying and doing this, I stumbled on a person who claims that in TPP is a clause that says that if all 12 sign, only 6 have to ratify for it to become a done deal.
    I am trying to find this clause in the TPP.
    (Maybe it is an extra agreement.)

  • zena

    Hi Dave. Yes you are correct only 6 signatures are needed to pass the tpp agreement. I am from New Zealand and we have had our prime minister keep the agreement hidden from us and kept secret until recently when the media released information from a politician who has read over 2000 pages of the Tppa which has many clauses in it contradicting each other but due to the excessive amount of pages the agreement will most definitely pass before it can be contested. I am unsure about Canada but i know as a New Zealander in no way is this agreement of any benefit to our country and people but we have been left without a say in the matter. Our democracy no longer exist. We will know for sure on the 4th of February if or when it is signed. Of course by then it’s too late.

  • Southern

    Re- only 6 signatures are needed to pass the tpp agreement.

    As in if 6 or more nations sign the TPP doesn’t run aground?

    Exactly where does it say that?

    Far as I’m aware the TPP is either accepted or it is declined meaning that the other members carry on regardless.

    Declining might have consequences but the thing is that I have not found any confirmation for the 6 signatures.