ASK ILLINOIS HOUSE MEMBERS TO STAND UP FOR FAIR TRADE! 202-224-3121
With Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership looming, Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and George Miller of California have released a "dear colleague" letter for other members of the House of Representatives to sign on to, expressing serious concerns about the lack of Congressional consultation in trade.
"Such opportunity for input from
Congress is critical as the TPP FTA will include binding obligations
that touch upon a wide swath of policy matters under the authority of
Congress. Beyond traditional tariff issues, these include policies
related to labor, patent and copyright, land use, food, agriculture and
product standards, natural resources, the environment, professional
licensing, competition, state-owned enterprises and government
procurement policies, as well as financial, healthcare, energy,
e-commerce, telecommunications and other service sector regulations." States the letter.
We need every member of the Illinois House delegation to sign onto this letter!
The letter continues: "We are deeply committed to
transforming U.S. trade policy into a tool for creating and retaining
family-wage jobs in America, safeguarding the environment, maintaining
consumer protection and improving the quality of life throughout the
country. We look forward to working with you to ensure that Congress
and the Executive Branch are working together to meet that critical
Please call your Congressperson today and ask them to sign the Delauro/Miller Letter on the TPP and Fast Track. 202-224-3121