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Emailing Congress does help

CPA keeps sending you communications, asking that you send an email to Congress against Fast Track trade authority or for other matters. It does work.  Here’s a letter from Rep. Richard Neal in Massachusetts stating his opposition to Fast Track.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast Track Authority

A video from Economy in Crisis.  

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Sen. Isakson on Fast Track

A CPA member emailed a request to Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia to not support abdicating Congress’ trade authority to President Obama.  There is a strong move to deny or re-tool trade authority because of Constitutional concerns, because the Executive Branch won’t follow Congress’ guidelines and keeps the negotiations secret,…

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Public Citizen Statement on Just-Issued TPP Leaders’ Declaration

Statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Heads of State 10-8-13 Declaration by Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch For Immediate Release: October 8, 2013 Contact: Lori Wallach, [email protected], Steve Knievel, [email protected], 202-454-5122 “It is not surprising that the leaders could not announce a deal and in fact have eliminated…

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Shutdown Postpones Trade Talks

Reposted from The New York Times ******** Shutdown Postpones Trade Talks Reuters | October 4, 2013 | NY Times The United States is postponing negotiations for a free-trade deal with the European Union because of the government shutdown, the Obama administration said Friday. The United States trade representative, Michael Froman, called the…

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Brian O’Shaughnessy and House Members Blast Trade Negotiations

Brian O’Shaughnessy is the chief co-chair of the CPA board.  He appeared in a teleconference for the press on Thursday (10/3/13) with Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jim McDermott among others.  Here is the report from Utica Observer Dispatch. ***** Revere Copper chairman blasts trade negotiations By NED CAMPBELL Observer-Dispatch Posted…

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“Trade Facilitation” and “harmonization” mean getting sick from food

Euphemism:  a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing. You may have heard some groups talk about the need for “trade facilitation”.  That means no inspection.  No border delays.  Just bring in the subsidized…

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Even In Shutdown, TPP Still Troubles

Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog ***** Even In Shutdown, TPP Still Troubles Dave Johnson  |  October 3, 2013  |  Campaign for America’s Future Even as the government is shut down, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) corporate-dominance treaty rolls on. President Obama is supposed to meet with leaders at…

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Congress Abdicating to Obama?

Our Founding Fathers determined that the legislative branch, not the president, should have trade authority.  That’s why we’re asking you to oppose something called “Fast Track” trade authority that gives too much power to President Obama. Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution says: The Congress shall have Power…

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Decline of American Hegemony

Reposted from Foreign Policy ******** The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Decline of American Hegemony Clyde Prestowitz | September 30, 2013 | Foreign Policy Just as events in Syria are demonstrating a huge shift in American foreign-policy doctrine in the Middle East, so are recent developments in the Asia-Pacific region signaling…

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