The time to stop Fast Track is now or never.
This terrible trade-negotiation policy recently passed in the Senate. Now that members of Congress are back from vacation, they’re expected to bring Fast Track to a vote any day now. Some of our lawmakers already have committed to stand with their wealthy campaign donors and support Fast Track. But many of our elected officials still can be moved—especially if we remind them that we vote.
Call and ask your representative to oppose Fast Track right now.
This week, people across the country are making calls to their lawmakers to let them know that working folks absolutely cannot afford another bad trade deal.
We need to let them know we’ve got the facts and we don’t support Fast Track. In the past, deals that were passed using the Fast Track process deepened our trade deficit, weakened our manufacturing sector, lowered wages and gave the 1% more control over our economy. More of these bad policies will shrink our paychecks and stifle middle-class growth.
Not only does Fast Track encourage the passage of bad trade deals, but it will tie the hands of Congress, preventing lawmakers from improving bad deals or telling negotiators the deal won’t get a vote unless they go back to the drawing board. We deserve better than a policy that limits Congress to a simple up-or-down vote on trade deals that will affect working families everywhere.
I believe we can win this, but we have to act now.
Contact your representative now and tell her or him to stand up for workers and democracy by opposing Fast Track.
To call your Member of Congress:
US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121