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|Protest Korea-US FTA At Congresswoman Pelosi's Office|
|Date||Friday January 14|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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90 7th St./Mission San Francisco
Federal Building Congresswomen Pelosi's Office
|Organizer/Author||Korus Fair Trade|
1/14/2011 SF Protest At Congresswoman Pelosi's Office To Oppose Korea US Free Trade Agreement KORUS
1/14/2011 12:00 Noon
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th St. San Francisco
Protest Obama's Korea-US Free Trade Agreement KORUS And Oppose Congressional Support For It
Kim, Kyung Ran, Director Of External Relations
Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), South Korea
and other speakers
Sponsored by San Francisco Labor Council
For more information
Only YOU Can Stop the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement
We noticed that you have shown an interest in helping us to defeat the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement. We appreciate you reading our messages in the past and taking action. But in order to achieve this goal, we are going to need your help again!
President Obama is expected to seek Congressional approval of the very slightly altered Korea-US Free Trade Agreement first put forward by the Bush administration very soon. We need you and your representatives to let Obama know that this is a bad move for the US, a bad move for South Korea and a bad move politically.
Now that all negotiations are complete, one of our only chances to defeat the agreement in the US is to act now! We believe that despite the fact that the agreement is wildly unpopular among both the left and the right at the grassroots level, it will likely pass if brought before Congress. Our best chance to stop this agreement (and the way it will pave for a flurry of similar agreements if it passes, including the odius Colombia FTA) is to prevent the agreement from even hitting the floor by urging our representatives to tell Obama that this move is politically toxic.
This is where you come in! In order to organize a Congressional response by Democrats who do not want to vote against their weakened president and Republicans eager to please their party leaders, we need your help! Your elected representatives need to know that it will be very politically risky for them to support this, or any other free trade agreement. They need to tell President Obama and the Republican leaders that they don't want to have to go on record in choosing between what their party leaders want and what their own constituents want. This is the political calculation that made it impossible for Bush, and so far Obama, to move these long-ago negotiated free trade agreements to Congress. We need to make it very clear that this political calculus has not changed!
We are asking you to organize a delegation locally to carry this message to your Representative's district (or even DC) office. If you can't put together a delegation, you can still go as a delegation of one!
The Alliance for Global Justice will support you in these efforts. If you would like to help start a local delegation to speak with your elected officials, please contact us. We can supply you with talking points and informational materials. Please contact Jamie Way at info [at] afgj.org for additional information, or to let us know of actions that you will be taking locally. We grassroots activists are going to have to work together and work hard to defeat this agreement. We hope you will help us lead the way in this fight!
Alliance for Global Justice
1247 E St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
afgj [at] afgj.org