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Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:40

TPP Webinar Tonight - Rep. Jim McGovern Special Guest

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Our special guest tonight is Rep. Jim McGovern. Rep. McGovern has long been a friend to working people, an advocate for Fair Trade, and a champion for economic equality. We'll talk about the future of trade agreements, and get his take on the current state of TPP and Fast Track leading into Congress' recess week and the next round of TPP talks. Join the Webinar at http://www.anymeeting.com/moveforjustice1

Kian Frederick from Public Citizen will be with us first, to address likely timing of a “Smart Track” bill by Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden. He tested the waters in hearings last week but we don't know what he's proposing so for now we're in "watch and wait" mode. We will continue to oppose any form of "Fast Track" – a process used to push secret backroom business deals through Congress with little debate and no amendments. Because you've asked, we will also touch on the recently leaked Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) text.

Emilianne Slaydon from TPP Media March will share details for this Tuesday's TPP Twitter storm (spoiler alert: the theme is "The World Trade Cup!") Tweets are up 24-7 – click to copy and paste: bit.ly/TPPMediaMarch

The Battle for Public Opinion Rages on: PDA's Co-Executive Director Andrea Miller will bring us up to date on "Countdown to Coverage," our fight to get mainstream newspapers and other media to tell the truth about "free trade."

Our CWA allies have a plan for countering the latest TPP "Love Letter" from the Denver Post editorial, and Dave Felice with CWA should be on hand to fill us in – and encourage other cities to follow this example.

PLUS: We'll share a link to a new activist toolkit from Public Citizen for your July 4 recess week actions (it goes live Monday afternoon - just in time you're your district office meetings Tuesday through Thursday!)

 


 

Instructions for joining the Webinar

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Dial-in Number: (559) 726-1300 Participant Access Code: 951146 #
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Note: We use the meeting room for PowerPoint and the chat box only. Do not use any  audio codes you see on-screen, we are not using the meeting room's audio features.

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