Contact:  Jen Wallace 302-588-6919
January 27, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Green Party of Delaware Joins Intercontinental Day of Action Opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Friday, January 31, 2014

Calls on Representative John Carney to vote against undemocratic “fast track”.

WILMINGTON, DE — The Green Party of Delaware (GPDE) opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as well as the Camp-Baucus Bill, which will allow for the TPP to be “fast tracked” and bypass the normal process for approval of trade agreements by the Congress. GPDE will be participating in an international day of action around the 20th anniversary of NAFTA and calling on federal legislators not to repeat the same mistakes with the TPP–which has been dubbed “NAFTA on steroids”.

GPDE calls on Congressman John Carney, as well as his Senate counterparts Tom Carper and Chris Coons, to vote no on the Camp-Baucus bill and publicly oppose fast track (also known as Trade Promotion Authority) to keep the authority to decide on trade agreements in the hands of Congress.  It is the position of GPDE along with hundreds of national labor, environmental and consumer protection groups that fast track, which would unilaterally empower the President to select negotiating partners, commence negotiations and control the contents of trade agreements, thwarts the democratic process and violates The Constitution of the United States.

 What: NO Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

 Who: Green Party of Delaware and other like minded organizations and individuals

Where: Meet in front of Rep. John Carney’s office at 233 N King Street, Suite 200, Wilmington, DE 19801

 When: Friday, January 31, 2014 from 3:30 – 5:30pm

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