[HCCN] Fwd: Tues Jan 19 TPP talk Augusta 10am + public comments open until Jan 13

Sass Linneken - ROSC sass.rosc at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 11:51:18 EST 2016

If you're worried about Congress passing the very dangerous TPP via Fast
Track process it already authorized, here are a couple of actions to

*1) Public comments on the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP) are open
until January 13.*

Please take a moment to express how much you oppose what's been called
NAFTA-on-steroids. How-to steps and talking points here:


2) If you're in Maine, consider attending:

*Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal Talk*
*Tuesday, January 19, 10 a.m. to noon*
Natural Resources Council of Maine office, 3 Wade Street, Augusta
All are invited. Please RSVP to cynthia at mainefairtrade.org or 207-491-9928

Sharon Anglin Treat, an attorney, former Maine state legislator, and member
of the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission and of the Intergovernmental
Policy Advisory Committee to the United States Trade Representative, will
discuss the TPP free trade agreement at this open meeting.

The TPP, if passed, will have broad implications for the policy work of
organizations. Understanding these impacts and the mechanisms in the
agreement that trigger them - as well as knowing what can be done to avert
passage of the agreement - will be key to continuing to set effective
strategy in state and local policy arenas. Congress could act on the TPP as
early as March 2016. The TPP could undermine climate and carbon reduction
policy and discourage renewable energy incentives; attack states' authority
to regulate fracking and mining; enable corporate challenges of state
policies; allow foreign corporations to seek millions in compensation
through arbitration tribunals that bypass courts; and undermine food safety
standards and initiatives to support local, sustainable food systems.

The event, organized and sponsored by the Maine Fair Trade Campaign, will
detail these issues and more, as well as what power organizations have to
prevent such agreements from undermining our ability to set state and local
policy to protect the environment and support healthy food systems. FMI:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lisa Savage <lsavage3 at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 4:52 AM
Subject: [peaceworks] Tues Jan 19 TPP talk Augusta 10am + public comments
open until Jan 13

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Sass Linneken
Program Coordinator
Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC)
PO Box 2444
Augusta, ME 04338-2444
<sass.rosc at gmail.com>http://resourcesforsocialchange.org/
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