June 3rd Call-In Day To Derail Fast Track

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Over 100 leading online activism, labor, environmental, consumer and digital rights organizations are participating, to ensure we’re setting the right tone for the final stage of our years-long campaign.

Ways & Means Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) is pushing to bring his awful Fast Track legislation for a vote in the House very soon. June 3rd will be a national call in day to derail fast track. Please share this email with organizations you are involved with so they can be part of the day of action. Organizations can sign up to participate in the fast track call-in day here.
On June 3rd we will send messages to people urging them to call their representatives, i.e.  Please call your representative now at 888-804-8311 and urge them to vote NO on Fast Track.  People can also call through our coalition website www.StopFastTrack.org
Representative Ryan’s Fast Track bill has already passed in the Senate, and if approved by the House, would allow secretive trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be rushed through Congress, circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures.  

Despite being under negotiation for years now, the American public has been barred from reviewing what TPP negotiators have been proposing in our names.  Meanwhile, hundreds of corporate lobbyists — representing companies like Walmart, Chevron and Cargill — have had special “cleared advisor” status which provides them with privileged access to the TPP texts and TPP negotiators.  

Providing a Fast Track rubber stamp to back-room trade deals sight unseen is NOT the way to make sound public policy in a democracy. It may pad the profits of well-connected transnational corporations, but only at the expense of the economy, the environment and public health at home and abroad.
The good news is that, together, we can stop Fast Track. On June 3rd we will tell people:  TAKE ACTION NOW: please call your Congressperson at 888-804-8311 and urge them to vote NO on Fast Track.  (You can try it out now as well!)

We can win.  We can stop fast track for rigged corporate deals but to do so we must mobilize everyone we know and work with. We need to create a wall of phone calls into Congress to show them the breadth and depth of opposition to fast track for crony capitalist trade. We need to let them know voters will ensure elected officials who go against the people on this issue will pay a political price with the end of their careers.

This really is the time for action.  Fast Track proponents are trying to move quickly. We need to do all we can to stop them.