The state Dems' platform says No to TPP. Will our lawmakers listen?

The Washington State Democrat’s platform says

We oppose:

  • . . .
  • Trade agreements negotiated in secret without public interest representation;
  • Foreign policies that put the profit-making interests of corporations above the rights, laws, and interests of governments or workers, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP);

But the last I heard both our US Senators, as well as Representatives DelBene, Smith, and Kilmer, have refused to state that they are opposed to (fast-tracking) the TPP.  On a MoveOn council phone call, I heard from activists that our Senators are supportive of TPP, while the Democratic reps are noncommittal.

Neither DelBene, Smith, nor Kilmer’s names are among the 150 signers of the letter to President Obama opposing fast tracking of TPP.

When, in person, I expressed to Rep. Suzan Delbene my opposition to TPP, she said that she is elected to represent all her constituents (and not just progressives).

Apparently, our lawmakers are listening to the interests of corporations such as Boeing and Microsoft which stand to benefit from the trade deal, despite its widespread disapproval by the Democratic grassroots.

The state Dems' platform says No to TPP. What part of NO do our lawmakers fail to understand?

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  1. OUR WAR IS THE PEOPLE VS THE MULTINATIONALS
    TOOL: Global Trade Watch http://www.citizen.org/trade/
    CHARTS – Elites Discover So-Called “Free Trade” Is Killing Economy, Middle Class 4-21-14 http://ourfuture.org/20140422/elites-discover-so-called-free-trade-is-killing-economy-middle-class

    PLEDGE: Pledge to Take Action Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership http://www.flushthetpp.org/pledge/
    PETITION: Stop the Corporate Power Grab – Buy American 6-17-14 http://tradetreachery.com/?source=tumblr

    VOTE: US Legislative Action -Vote for Democratic H.R. 1480: Buy America Accountability Act of 2013 Summary: To amend chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (commonly known as the Buy American Act), to require each department or independent establishment to conduct an annual audit of its contracts for compliance with such chapter, and for other purposes https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/hr1480

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    MORE INFORMATION:
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    8-8-14: Now Is a Critical Moment to Stop Some Scary Global Corporate Deals That Are in the Works
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    6-27-14: Report Shows Obama’s Negotiators in Trans-Pacific Trade Scheme Being Paid Millions by Big Banks http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/27/1309956/-New-Report-Shows-Obama-s-Negotiators-in-Trans-Pacific-Trade-Scheme-Being-Paid-Millions-by-Big-Banks?detail=facebook#
    6-28-14: Locking Out Financial Regulation http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24654-locking-out-financial-regulation
    6-19-14: This is one more leak showing that the giant corporations and the billionaires behind them consider themselves powerful enough to just ignore governments, and are negotiating among themselves the rules for world corporate domination in the 21st century. Another Secret Pro-Corporate Trade Negotiation Is Leaked http://ourfuture.org/20140619/another-secret-pro-corporate-trade-negotiation-is-leaked?utm_source=pmupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2014061
    5-20-14 They Claim Limit Their Profits http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12496
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