Starts Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM for 4 days
STOP FAST TRACK AND TPP!
Events and Actions Jan 12-15
Legislation to Fast Track TPP was introduced in Congress this week -- we must take action NOW!
RIGHT NOW (deadline Mon, Jan 13 @ 12PM EDT): STOP FAST TRACK NOW THUNDERCLAP
Join us in sending out the below message on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook at the same time: "Help ensure that Congress does not give away its constitutional right to protect us from the dangers of "free trade"! http://thndr.it/KL2aRb"
Sign up NOW to participate in the Thunderclap here: http://bit.ly/1dk4Hxi
The goal is to get 100 people signed up by January 13th at 12pm EDT. Help us reach that goal!
Sunday, January 12th : NATIONAL TPP TEAM CONFERENCE CALL/WEBINAR
Join us for an interactive conference call to learn how we will defeat Fast Track with rapid response actions!"Alisa Simmons from public citizen's global trade watch will share how we'll defeat fast track, now that bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress. Coalition partners will share tools and action plans created to help us amplify our "no fast track" message, and put public pressure on Congress - to counter "pro Fast Track" spin coming from the White House and the corporate media."
Time: 7:30PM EST/ 6:30PM CST / 5:30PM MST / 4:30PM PST
"Dial-in number: (559) 726-1300 Access Code: 536655#"
Call in first from any phone. (don't attempt to use a computer mic or webcam, we are not using these features on the call, and they will interfere with the features we are using. Thanks!)
"Join the webinar from your computer at http://www.anymeeting.com/moveforjustice1
"(Important log in advice: type your name, email, etc. but ignore the numbers and instructions you see on the screen. (we aren't using the meeting room for audio.) Click on the box to the right with the receiver icon that says "use your telephone," then click "ok" on the next screen and click "close" at the bottom right of the screen after that.
Monday, January 13th: FACEBOOK BLITZ: STEWART-COLBERT: END TPP MEDIA BLACKOUT!
Please take part in an internet action on the Daily Show and Colbert Report Facebook pages on January 6th and every Monday until the shows address the TPP. TIME: ALL DAY! More info & RSVP: http://tradejustice.net/blitz1614
Tuesday, January 14th: TPP TWITTERSTORM
Stop the Global Domination of Wall Street -- Occupy TPP!
STORM with @TPPMediaMarch @OWSTradeJutstice @OccupyWallSt
Tell Congress #VoteNotTPPFastTrack, JOIN US!!
Time: 9-10PM EST/ 8-9PM CST / 7-8PM MST / 6-7PM PST
Learn more at http://facebook.com/TPPTuesdayMarchonMedia or on Twitter @TPPMediaMarch
Wed, Jan 15th: EDUCATE CONGRESS: ANTI-FAST TRACK LETTER DROPS AT CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES
Join Progressive Democrats of America to drop letters against Fast Track at Congressional offices and to make followup calls. Details at http://www.pdamerica.org/issues/educate-congress
Wednesday, January 15th: CITIZENS TRADE CAMPAIGN'S MONTHLY NATIONAL TPP ORGANIZING CALL
Time: 3:00pm EST/ 2:00pm CST /1:00pm MST /12:00pm PST. Dial-in Number: 1-218-862-7200 Conference Code: 766942
Wednesday, January 15th: NYC METRO EMERGENCY INTERORGANIZATIONAL MEETING VS. FAST TRACK
Join TradeJustice New York Metro and activists from the labor, environmental, food justice, faith and justice, animal rights, banking reform, access to medicines, internet freedom, and Occupy movements (and others!) to plan coordinated actions against Fast Track including lobby visits during the upcoming Congressional recesses and a high profile action for the Jan 31st International Day of Action. Organizations are encouraged to send one or more reprentatives so we can craft a united anti-Fast Track strategy, coordinate our efforts, and collaborate on actions. Time: 7-9PM * Location: Citigroup Atrium, 153 East 53rd Street at Lexington Avenue (tentative location -- RSVP for confirmation)
RSVP (required): http://tradejustice.net/j15. If you are new to TPP and Fast Track, arrive at 6:30 for a brief orientation.
ADDITIONAL ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW!"
CALL AND EMAIL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Fight for the Future's tool to quickly CALL or Email your member of Congress: www.stopfasttrack.org (This is a quick click tool that lets you call, email and then share on social media - no muss, no fuss.) You can also use Citizen's Trade Campaign's Quick Email to your Congress Member Link: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1034/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14754
(Just put in your zip code to pull up your member and send an email - takes about a minute.)
SHARE TPP WITH YOUR DAILY NEWSPAPER AND BE A MEDIA WATCHDOG Use Progressive Democrats of America's letter to the editor generator at http://tradejustice.net/ltegen to counter the MASSIVE SPIN CAMPAIGN the President, the Chamber of Commerce and the USTR are putting on Fast Track, and explain WHY Fast Track for the TPP is not a good thing. And check back frequently, for more PDA action alerts! PDA's TPP Page, http://www.pdamerica.org/tpp, is being continually updated
TWEET ABOUT FAST TRACK Use Twitter to spread the word -- go to https://www.facebook.com/TPPTuesdaysMarchOnMedia for suggested tweets and memes to share.
SIGN A PETITION Sign MoveOn's petition against Fast Track at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/congress-dont-renew-fast and Causes.com's petition to stop TPP at https://www.causes.com/stoptpp.
ORGANIZE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
ORGANIZE AN ACTION FOR THE FRI, JAN 31ST INTER-CONTINENTAL DAY VS. THE TPP & CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION. To learn more, register an action, and/or endorse the day of action, visit http://www.canadians.org/blog/call-action-january-31-inter-continental-day-action-vs-tpp-corporate-globalization
MEET WITH YOUR CONGRESSMEMBER TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT FAST TRACK.
Congress will be in recess from Jan 20-24 and again from Jan 30-31. Arrange to meet with your Congressional Representative in her district office during this time. To find out who represents you in the US House of Representatives, visit http://tradejustice.net/leg. Learn how to do this effectively at http://www.exposethetpp.org/How_To_Plan_an_In-District_Meeting2.pdf. If you can't get an appointment, you can also just drop in to your Congressmembers' office to deliver petitions, signed letters, information kits, and to meet with a member of your Congressmember's staff. Visit http://www.exposethetpp.org/How_to_Drop_In.pdf for a guide to effective drop-ins.
ARRANGE A SPEAKING EVENT, DISCUSSION, FILM SCREENING OR OTHER EDUCATIONAL EVENT ON FAST TRACK AND TPP IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Visit http://www.exposethetpp.org/HowTo_Public_Education_Event.pdf for helpful tips on how to do this. You can also educate friends and neighbors with a Fast Track/TPP house party -- here's a guide that will show you how: http://www.exposethetpp.org/HowTo_House_Party.pdf
CREATE A "TPP-FREE ZONE" WHERE YOU LIVE. Don't let the Trans-Pacific Partnership take away our democratic rights as individuals and as a community! Get your city council or state legislature to pass a resolution committing not comply with TPP's attacks on our public interest legislation. Learn more at http://www.thealliancefordemocracy.org/tppfreezones.shtml
ADDITIONAL ACTIONS. Visit the rapid response web page of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch at http://www.stopfasttracknow.org/ for a more comprehensive plan, with multiple steps you can take and advice for doing each one.)
MAKE A DONATION
Contribute to the Derail Fast Track Action & Advocacy Fund at http://tradejuistice.net/derail to help support organizing against Fast Track.
WEBSITES WITH ADDITIONAL INFO:
Expose the TPP - http://www.exposethetpp.org/ * Eyes on Trade http://eyesontrade.org * StoptheTrap.net http://stopthetrap.net
Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch http://tradewatch.org * Flush the TPP http://www.exposethetpp.org/
Citizens Trade Campaign http://citizenstrade.org * TradeJustice NewYork Metro TPP Page http://tradejustice.net/tpp
Global Justice for Animals and the Environment TPP Page http://gjae.org/tpp
Doctors Without Borders TPP Page http://www.msfaccess.org/spotlight-on/trans-pacific-partnership-agreement
Communication Workers of America TPP Page http://www.cwa-union.org/tpp
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Your Guide To Copyright In The TPP http://tppinfo.org
Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://www.eff.org/tpp * TPP Text Leak Reward Site http://freetpp.org * StopTPP http://stoptpp.org
Organization: TradeJustice NewYork Metro TPP
Contact Info: TradeJustice New York Metro (email@example.com) (718) 218-4523