Call your Representative now and tell them to vote NO on Fast Track!
It is time for new thinking to reinvigorate our economy, not push old stale ideology that pursues more bad trade agreements that have failed to deliver on their promises to working Americans. We must reject fast track and the TPP and re-invest in America’s small businesses, workers and families.
Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) is pushing to bring his Fast Track legislation for a vote in the House very soon. We need to make sure our Representatives hear the voice of small business owners.
Representative Ryan’s Fast Track bill has already passed in the Senate, and if approved by the House, it would allow secretive trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be rushed through Congress, bypassing the ordinary review, amendment and debate process.
While the terms of the TPP have been under negotiation for years now, small business owners have been locked out of the negotiations and barred from reviewing the deal that would directly impact the way we do business. Meanwhile, hundreds of corporate lobbyists — representing companies like Walmart & have had privileged access to the TPP texts and TPP negotiators.
Fast Tracking a back-room trade deal is NOT the way we make sound public policy and threatens out democracy. It may make it easier for transnational corporations to turn record profits, 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. Hundreds of small business owners across the country have been calling their Congressional Delegation, and have signed onto our petition - click here to add your name!
Thanks for your support, and for calling your Representative and urging them to vote NO on Fast Track!