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TPP Must Not Undermine North America’s Dairy Sector

Press Release – Citizens Trade Campaign Washington, DC As international trade negotiators continue attempting to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), farm, labor and consumer groups from throughout the Pacific Rim are demanding that they not interfere with nations sovereign right …Expanded Trade in the TPP Must Not Undermine North America’s Dairy Sector Dairy Farmers, Processing Workers and Consumer Advocates throughout Pacific Rim Express Shared Concerns Washington, DC — As international trade negotiators continue attempting to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), farm, labor and consumer groups from throughout the Pacific Rim are demanding that they not interfere with nations’ sovereign right and responsibility to protect family farmers, processing workers and domestic food supplies – including North America’s dairy sector. “Too often, trade negotiators have been quick to relinquish the principles of sovereignty in the name of free trade,” said Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) in the United States. “NFU urges negotiators in the TPP discussions to avoid compromising the United States’ and other TPP-member countries’ ability to self-govern their own people, including support for family farmers and ranchers.” “The Teamsters are North America’s dairy union. We support trade that is fair and trade deals that keep and create jobs. That’s why we are concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations,” said James P. Hoffa, general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. “Without a strong Labor Chapter...

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TPP Now Bigger than NAFTA

Press Release – Citizens Trade Campaign Supporter, with this week’s announcement that Canada and Mexico are formally joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the proposed pact now officially dwarfs NAFTA in size and scope. We can’t afford a “NAFTA of the Pacific.” Please take action … Supporter, with this week’s announcement that Canada and Mexico are formally joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the proposed pact now officially dwarfs NAFTA in size and scope. We can’t afford a “NAFTA of the Pacific.” Please take action now to ensure that there is public and Congressional oversight. Thanks! — Arthur . Urge Congress to Demand Transparency in the TPP Dear Friend: Despite having received over 42,000 petition signatures urging transparency in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement negotiations, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk continues to refuse to tell the American people what he’s been proposing in our names. His office has granted approximately 600 corporate lobbyists special “cleared advisor” status that allows them to comment on negotiating texts — but you and I and even many Members of Congress have been barred from seeing them. With the U.S. Trade Representative refusing to listen to reason, it’s time for our elected officials to step in. Please contact your Member of Congress online now, urging them to demand greater transparency and Congressional oversight in the TPP negotiations. Why is transparency so important? The TPP is poised...

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