Friday is important, sisters and brothers. That’s our next chance before the Democratic convention to make sure that preventing the disastrous TPP trade agreement from getting a vote in Congress is part of the Democratic Party platform.
We’re going to work hard for the Democratic Party to forcefully reject this job-killing trade deal, but we need your help to do so.
Here’s the amendment we are offering when the platform committee meets again on July 8 in Orlando, Florida. We still need your signature to endorse this amendment. Add yours now before it’s too late.
|Our Amendment to the Democratic Party platform
« It is the policy of the Democratic Party that the Trans-Pacific Partnership must not get a vote in this Congress or in future sessions of Congress. »
We’re fighting to include this amendment to the Democratic Party platform because we want to prevent the outsourcing of jobs, protect the environment, stop pharmaceutical companies from increasing the price of prescription drugs, preserve our democracy, and respect human rights.
If we succeed, we will be in a very strong position to stop a vote on the TPP and to fundamentally rewrite our trade agreements to end the race to the bottom and lift up the living standards of people in this country and throughout the world.
Our next shot at winning this is at the platform meeting in Orlando on Friday.
Thanks for speaking out about this critical issue.
Zephyr Teachout won her congressional primary last week with the help of Bernie supporters who pitched in to her campaign and who made calls to turn out voters.
Now it’s time to call voters for the next Bernie-backed candidates who have Congressional primaries: Pramila Jayapal in Washington State and Tim Canova in Florida.
Early voting for Pramila’s election starts in less than two weeks, and Tim’s race is next month. Getting on the phone with voters now will help get them closer to victory.
Pramila Jayapal is a state senator in Washington and a leading national advocate for women’s, immigrants’, civil, and human rights. She’s spent the last 25 years fighting to expand the middle class and lift up working people across her state. Now Bernie has endorsed her bid for the U.S. Congress so she can carry that fight to Washington.
Tim Canova is a grassroots activist, attorney, educator from Florida. As an outspoken critic of the system that puts Wall Street and multinational corporations first while leaving ordinary Americans behind, Tim is uniquely positioned to shake up Congress. Tim is opposing Debbie Wasserman Schultz, current DNC chair and insider pal to corporate interests against which we have all been fighting. Electing Tim will send a powerful message about the future of this country and the Democratic Party.
Your phone calls for these candidates will continue to fuel the political revolution, and we need your help right now.
This is the what the political revolution looks like—it’s how we stand together— and win!