FAST TRACK (a.k.a. TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY)
“Vote NO on Fast Track”
It is critical that we STOP FAST TRACK NOW. To do this, our U.S. congress members need to know that “We the People” are paying attention to what they are doing in Washington, D.C. We must pressure our elected congress members (CM) to do their “paid job” of making sure that we are protected from bad legislation. Remember, your elected representative’s work for you.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
STEP ONE: U.S. Congressional Directory
Washington, D.C. http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ or call (202) 224.3121
STEP TWO: 3 – MINUTE FAST TRACK SCRIPT
Please call the local, regional and D.C. offices of each Senator and Representative to have your voice heard multiple times. Start with your Representative first, then both Senators. We need thousands of calls going to our CM’s to make sure they are very aware that we are watching.
E A S Y S C R I P T:
(Breathe and talk slowly. You will do just fine. Be polite and confident.)
“Hi, this is (your full name). I am a constituent of Rep/Senator (name). I live in (name of city). I am calling to request that Rep/Sen (name) vote NO on Fast Track Authority. It is important to me that Congress follows the Constitutional directive to negotiate international trade and that all trade agreements are given full consideration, debate and amendments as needed.
Do you know Rep/Sen (name) position on Fast Track Authority? Will he/she vote Yes or No? (wait for an answer)
Do you know Rep/Sen (name) position on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement? Will he/she vote Yes or No? (wait for an answer)
(regardless of their response, just continue)
Once again, I am requesting that Rep/Sen (name) vote NO on Fast Track Authority and NO on the TPP! Please be sure he/she gets my message. Thank you.”
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We need to concentrate on calling the House, and the Reps who have not committed to voting no on Fast Track! You can find their positions here (click your state on the map): http://www.pdamerica.org/tpp
Once you call your Representative if you can spare 4 more minutes, please call your Senators for good measure.
STEP THREE: SHARE YOUR VICTORY
Please share the results of your calls at Expose the TPP – USA, in your STATE GROUP and in the NATIONAL GROUP DISCUSSION https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExposeTheTPP.USA/. and/or Americans Organized for Change National Discussion group https://www.facebook.com/groups/AOC.National/
Remember, the VICTORY is that you MADE THE CALLS!!! Thank you!
STEP FOUR: SHARE THIS SCRIPT WITH LIKE-MINDED FRIENDS (FB, email, print)
STATE ACTION GROUP, www.tinyurl.com/StateActionGroups. Find more info @ exposethetpp.org.