Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach

Action Alert:Fast Track

June 27, 2014

 

Lift up your voice with our first ever e-advocacy alert! For more than twenty years, we have seen the effects of harmful free trade agreements, negotiated in secret, such as increased economic inequality, degradation of God’s Earth, and displacement of farmers while the rights of corporations are expanded.

These free trade agreements are enabled though an undemocratic law that limits participation by members of Congress and the public in the policy debate and legislative process to pass trade agreements. Yet Catholic Sociatl Teaching calls us to community participation to ensure policies that protect the common good. As President and Congress complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership in virtual secrecy with other Heads of State, they are counting on this undemocratic authority to fast track the TPP. Click here
to send a message to your member of Congress to derail “Fast Track” and protect the participation of critical voices to serve the common good.

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