The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will soon be voted on by Congress. This trade agreement includes many provisions that could make it impossible for states or the federal government to enact and implement strong rules to label genetically modified foods, or to take other important steps to insure food safety and quality.
Congress will also consider whether to give the president authority under FAST TRACK (the Trade Promotion Act) to allow trade agreements to be made in secret by presidential appointees with minimal opportunity for Congress to have a say in this important process.
What can you do? ASK YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OPPOSE TPP AND OPPOSE FAST TRACK!
Congress will likely be voting on this immediately after the holiday recess so it is important to do that NOW!
Here is an easy way to do that:
Go to: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Fill in your zip code (or zip+4 if you live in a large metro area)
You will get info about your Representative and a link to send him or her an e-mail as well as a link to his or her website.
Do it now! This could undermine many important laws related to health by removing them from our legislators and placing them under the control of international trade decision-makers.
1. I signed a petition. Isn’t that enough?
That’s great, but nowhere near as powerful as the individual letter, e-mail, or phone call.
2. Should I write my Senator? It can’t hurt, but politically your time is best spent writing your Representative in the HOUSE!
3. Where can I learn more? Here are some links to websites with more information about TPP and FAST Track: