We can stop the TPP. Will you help? United Church of Christ
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The fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- the destructive 12-nation trade agreement -- will be decided in the next few weeks.
That’s why dozens of organizations are working together to make TODAY a nationwide TPP Call-In Day — to get all of our elected representatives to publicly announce opposition to the TPP before the election.
Supporters of the TPP, including some of the world’s largest corporations, are currently working very hard to ensure passage of this agreement during in the lame-duck session of Congress later this year.
They know their only chance to get the TPP approved is to hold a vote right after the election when representatives’ political accountability to constituents is at its lowest.
That’s why we are pressuring Members of Congress to declare their opposition to the TPP and to do so before Election Day.
The TPP was largely written by corporate lobbyists and negotiated in secret.
If passed by Congress, it brings the U.S. into a binding agreement that will weaken important consumer, worker, and environmental safeguards. It also gives corporations a new, shocking right to sue governments, in front of a private tribunal, over the loss of profits.
The TPP is opposed by workers, people of faith, environmentalists, and consumers in all 12 countries, not just in the U.S. We must do our part to stop it. Congress must block this agreement from going into force.