Join with Avaaz and help stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership

What’s happening?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries concerning a variety of matters of economic policy, about which agreement was reached on 5 October 2015 after 5 years of negotiations.

In December 2014, Senator Bernie Sanders denounced the TPP:

“Let’s be clear: the TPP is much more than a “free trade” agreement. It is part of a global race to the bottom to boost the profits of large corporations and Wall Street by outsourcing jobs; undercutting worker rights; dismantling labor, environmental, health, food safety and financial laws; and allowing corporations to challenge our laws in international tribunals rather than our own court system. If TPP was such a good deal for America, the administration should have the courage to show the American people exactly what is in this deal, instead of keeping the content of the TPP a secret.”

– Bernie Sanders

Avaaz’s efforts

This secret deal gives corporations vast powers over 40% of the world’s economy. This global trade deal could massively expand internet censorship, and is Big Pharma and Monsanto’s dream come true. However, to become law, each country has to ratify it. The good news is that a growing chorus of Democrats and Republicans in the US are coming out against it, and if the US Congress says no, this terrible agreement dies.

Avaaz can uniquely bring voices from all twelve countries and the whole world to the debate. Let’s join together and give our allies in Congress the massive public backing they need to protect our freedoms.

Supporting Avaaz

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How you can help

Join with Avaaz and send your message to Congress that you don’t support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“The TPP is a threat to democracy, undermining national sovereignty, workers’ rights, environmental protections and Internet freedom. We urge you to reject this corporate takeover.” – Avaaz

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/tpp_2015_loc/?slideshow

 

 

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