TPP Washington State Politics

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 […]

Derek Kilmer TPP

Derk Kilmer's town hall meetings: ask him about TPP

Sixth CD Representative Derek Kilmer is holding two town halls over the next week. (See dates and locations below.)   If you live in his area, please attend and ask him to oppose TPP, to oppose domestic spying by the NSA, and to oppose tightening sanctions against Iran. According to  in A List of the […]

Activism TPP

Friday, Jan 31: Day of Action against TPP

Friday Jan 31st Day Of Action and Rally to Celebrate the Defeat of TPP  While it may be a little premature to declare a final victory over the TPP, with more than 50 organizations demanding congress vote NO to Fast Track, a Inter-Continental Day Of Action on the anniversary of passage of NAFTA, multiple leaks […]

Suzan DelBene TPP

Meet at DelBene's Bothell office on Jan 8 at 9:30AM to ask her to oppose TPP fast track

Via Vandana Whitney and Linda Newton: Rep. Susan DelBene (District 1) has not chosen to sign the Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) letter to the President regarding Democrat opposition to Fast Track Authority. We have had two meetings at her Bothell office with staff members but she has not taken a position for […]

Suzan DelBene TPP

Where are Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, and Adam Smith on TPP?

Why haven’t Democratic Reps. Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, and Adam Smith joined the 151 House Democrat opposed to fast-tracking of TPP? The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would give away sovereignty to large multinational corporations. See DeLauro, Miller Lead 151 House Dems Telling President They Will Not Support Outdated Fast Track for Trans-Pacific Partnership Please phone […]

Protests TPP

Letter to Marc Styles on the Backbone Campaign's light projection about TPP

In Protesters light up a Seattle building with their message — and it’s legal, Marc Styles of Puget Sound Business Journal reported on a light projection in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the Backbone Campaign. Here’s my letter to Mr. Styles. Dear Mr. Stiles, I really appreciate that you stopped and took the time […]

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Trade Talks Open In Utah, Secrecy Spurs Protests

By Tom Harvey, Above photo: (Jim McAuley | The Salt Lake Tribune) Bill Moyer, executive director of the Backbone Campaign, and Raphael Cordray of the Utah Tar Sands Resistance speak to demonstrators gathered to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Note: The […]