TRADE Act Introduced

Support New Bill for Fair Trade Policies! 

Great news! Just last week, fair trade champions Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) introduced The Trade Reform Accountability Development and Employment (TRADE) Act, with 60 diverse House and Senate original! This important new bill calls for a review of free trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA, a re-negotiation of these trade deals based on the reviews, and the restoration of Congressional authority (by replacing Fast Track!) to negotiate future trade agreements.

This is a very exciting initiative: after years of fighting against expansion of the failed NAFTA/WTO model, finally here is a new trade bill we can all be FOR. Numerous labor, environmental, consumer, family farm and faith groups have endorsed this fair way forward to a new American trade and globalization policy. 

Act Today!

To learn how you can act to support the Trade Act, click here:  http://www.crln.org/act_today_on_trade_act 

To read Public Citizen's letter about the Trade Act, click here: http://www.crln.org/public_citizen_trade_act_letter.  

To read an article about the Trade Act, click here: http://www.crln.org/politico_article_on_trade_act.  

For a Fact Sheet on the TRADE Act click here: http://www.crln.org/TRADE_Act_Fact_Sheet.  

For talking points for communicating with your members of Congress click here: http://www.crln.org/TRADE_Act_TalkingPoints.

For the full text of the House bill, click here:  http://www.citizen.org/documents/HouseTRADEActFinal.pdf