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TPP signing represents corporate wish list; farmers, consumers and the environment lose


The newly released IATP statement on the Feb. 3 signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership reflects the major flaws with the trade agreement and the growing TPP opposition in the U.S. and around the world. The signing doesn’t mean the TPP is a done deal. It’s now up to Congress to authorize changes to US laws under Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority to make them compliant with the trade deal–a controversial and uncertain process that can still be stopped. Read the statement.

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urgent sign-on letter to stop fast track


As anticipated, Trade Promotion Authority (also known as Ryan-Hatch fast track) legislation was introduced to Congress last week in an effort to speed passage of two huge secret trade deals–the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)–agreements that could negatively impact farmers and ranchers, jobs, natural resources and our democracy.

We need your support now more than ever to stop Fast Track.  Join more than 500 organizations nationwide who have already endorsed a letter telling Congress to vote “NO” on Fast Track.  Please take a few minutes to read the sign-on letter below and add your organization’s support to the national coalition.