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FW: Action Page: Expressway To Trade Hell, Trans Pacific Partnership

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> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:18:14 -0800
> From: theteam@peaceteam.net
> Subject: Action Page: Expressway To Trade Hell, Trans Pacific Partnership
> To: angusfarms@hotmail.com
> Dear Friends and Activists,
> As promised, tonight we launch a massive new letters to the editor
> initiative against fast track treatment for the so-called Trans
> Pacific Partnership, a proposal so bad members of Congress risk going
> to prison if they even try to tell us what's in it. But from leaked
> documents we know it's all about giving corporations veto power over
> national laws on pollution, on labor, on privacy, and everything
> else.
> For more detailed information on this issue there are numerous
> supporting reference links on the action page itself.
> As if the last session of Congress didn't get little enough done, the
> first thing some members of Congress want to push for in the next is
> to completely abdicate their constitutional duty to make trade
> policy, by fast tracking the so-called Trans Pacific Partnership
> without a second thought.
> No Fast Track For The Trans Pacific Partnership action page:
> http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1149.php
> Why should a member of Congress have to risk going to prison just to
> tell us what is being secretly negotiated behind our backs? Why do we
> have to find out only from leaked documents that they are trying to
> give corporations veto power over the national laws of any country on
> pollution, labor, privacy and everything else?
> Thankfully, 151 wise and dutiful members of the House have already
> signed the Rosa L. DeLauro letter, 22 members have signed the Walter
> B. Jones letter, and 12 members have signed the John B. Larson
> letter, protesting this fast track proposal. This is not a partisan
> issue.
> For the rest:
> We, the people, demand that you immediately make a like commitment in
> writing to oppose any consideration of the terms of the Trans Pacific
> Partnership not conducted in the full light of day on the floors of
> the U.S. Congress.
> In particular, we, the people, demand that members of the Senate
> demonstrate parallel leadership to put a majority of senators on the
> record in writing opposing fast track for the TPP.
> Did we mention, this is an election year?
> No Fast Track For The Trans Pacific Partnership action page:
> http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1149.php
> The above is the actual text of the petition sent by the link also
> above. As you know from our last alert we have just freshly revamped
> and updated our letters to the editor function, and there is a
> special innovation on this action page we have created especially for
> this campaign.
> People write us and ask, "Why can't someone create an easy way to
> track how members of congress have voted?" We've gone one better.
> There is a special new button right on the action page which
> instantly determines your members of Congress, and tells you where
> they stand on this issue.
> This same petition also goes directly to the Senate Finance Committee
> and the House Ways And Means Committee, the first places we need to
> make a stand against this. And as we hold their feet to the fire, we
> will update the info so you can know exactly who is responsibly
> representing you, and who just works exclusively for some big
> corporate donor.
> Now, please take a moment to continue reading why it is so important
> for you to use the letters to the editor function, and how it works
> exactly. A former congressional aide recently wrote that NOTHING gets
> the attention of members of Congress more than when their NAME
> appears in a letter to the editor.
> Think about it. They might get 10,000 phone calls or 100,000 emails
> in their offices, but who's to know? Who's to call them out on it?
> But when there is PUBLICITY, that's what really gets their attention.
> So we are asking you not only to add your personal comments, intended
> as a free standing letter to a newspaper, to your action page
> submissions, but make a special point of working in the name of your
> members of Congress, and your feelings about their position on this.
> In the case of the newspapers, keep in mind they will not get the
> petition text, just your own words.
> We must mention a couple more things that are VERY important for our
> policy advocacy success together. Most newspapers like letters to be
> no more than about 200 words, so this is a safe number to be in the
> ball park of. Also, please do not include any internet website links
> in your comments. Newspaper want to know what YOU have to say, not
> publish links for people to just leave their own newspaper site.
> And while a phone number is not required by our action page form for
> regular congressional submissions, newspapers universally require one
> so they can confirm you are a real person who authorizes publication
> of your letter.
> Then, after you submit the action page, feel free to request the must
> have new "Expressway To Trade Hell TPP" bumper sticker. Imagine a
> barren highway racing towards a horizon in flames, with a sign post
> that tells you where this is going. We are not fully spelling out
> "Trans Pacific Partnership" on the bumper sticker because we want
> people who don't know what it is to QUESTION what it is. This is the
> most dramatic bumper sticker we have ever done, and you can have one
> for no charge, not even shipping just by requesting one from this
> page.
> Expressway To Trade Hell Trans Pacific Partnership bumper stickers:
> http://www.peaceteam.net/all_bumper_stickers.php
> Of course, if you can make a contribution of any amount, this is what
> makes it possible for us to sent free stickers to anyone who cannot
> afford to make a contribution right now.
> Thank you for your faithful diligence in reading this alert to the
> end. Every word in it is critical stuff you will need to know so that
> we can win.
> You may forward this message to any friends who would find it
> important.
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