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