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More than a dozen liberal groups plan to set up shop outside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D) district office in California this week to protest President Obama’s trade agenda.
Protesters will rally outside her San Francisco office around noon on Tuesday in continued opposition to a sweeping trade deal being negotiated by the Obama administration.
While Pelosi has raised objections to parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, she hasn’t taken a public position on it.
She has also not voiced a position on the trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation that would facilitate pending trade deals such as the TPP by limiting the pacts to an up-or-down vote on Congress.
Tuesday’s rally, organized by the opposition group CREDO Action, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Democracy for America, Daily Kos, Fight for the Future, an area Sierra Club chapter and 10 other liberal groups is part of a broader effort to pressure the Democratic leader to oppose the trade measure.
As of Monday, 19 House Democrats have said they support fast-track authority for Obama, according to The Hill’s Whip List. A vote on the bill could come as early as this week.