As Congress is poised to consider Trade Promotion Authority — also known as “Fast Track” — union members, environmentalists, small business owners, progressives and community allies across the state are participating in a Global Day of Action on Trade this Saturday, April 18. Working families will rally and go door-to-door in their neighborhoods to pressure Washington’s congressional delegation to reject Fast Track legislation and maintain their constitutional authority and leverage over trade policy.
At the largest event, activists will rally at Pioneer Park in Ferndale and host a mock International Corporate Tribunal to highlight the devastating consequences of bad free trade policy on working families. Additionally, canvasses to collect postcards from constituents asking Congressional representatives to oppose fast track are planned for Seattle, Everett, Olympia, and Tacoma.
TAKE A STAND – Union members, environmentalists, small business owners and other advocates for fair trade are urged to Rally Against Fast Track and TPP on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in Ferndale at Barr Barn in Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
If you want to join in Saturday’s other related canvassing activities:
SEATTLE: Rep. Smith Don’t Fast Track the TPP! Specific location TBD (Check back.) Email Gillian Locascio for details on all of these canvassing events.