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Other Voices: TPP: Still Alive and Coming Soon

Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
ppjc
Location Details:
Community Media Center
900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

TPP: Coming Soon to a Congress Near You!

A conversation with Robert Longer,
Legislative-Political Director, Communications Workers of America

Back at the end of July, news media were reporting on the failure of trade negotiators to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the ambitious “trade” agreement to be made among 12 Pacific Rim nations. But July was just a hoped-for target date. Meanwhile, the secretive negotiations continue on a near-daily basis as the final issues are resolved.

Negotiators expect to complete the agreement sometime this fall. Then it’s on to Congress, which will have no power to amend the agreement, thanks to the passage of “fast track” some months ago. Congress can vote only Yes or No. The struggle to get Congress to vote “no” will be major political effort. Get ready!

At this forum, we will discuss not only the corporate-friendly details of the TPP, we’ll take a look at the early organizing efforts to oppose it. Labor, environmental and human rights groups are already gearing up for a major grassroots efforts. Once again, it will be Wall Street vs Main Street. Learn how to get involved in this critical effort to put people first.

YOU are an important part of every Other Voices forum. The forum really is a conversation. So come prepared to ask questions or share your opinions.

Other Voices Monthly Forum is held at the Community Media Center, where it is recorded for airing on local cable television and streaming on the Internet.

Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center

Free and open to all. Wheelchair accessible.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 6:04PM
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