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WILPF CONNECTS THE DOTS
BETWEEN CORPORATE IMPERIALISM, ECOLOGICAL DEGRADATION
& THE ROOT CAUSES OF WAR
 
CALL TO ACTION to stop the TPP
Joining together to stop this next stage of corporate rule
by free trade agreement. http://bit.ly/1aye5ew
 
WILPF US Corporations v Democracy, Disarm/Endwar and Earth Democracy Committees
Call on WILPF Members & Branches to
 
Rise up... and say "YES"
to local sovereignty, democracy, community rights and PEACE.
 
 Fast Track passed.  Now the TPP deal is finalized.  Before Pres. Obama signs and sends the TPP to Congress for an up or down vote...
it's time mobilize!
 
We must stop the TPP in Congress.
 
HERE's WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW!
 
PLAN LOCAL ACTIONS AND JOIN EVENTS being planned across the US.
Use your imagination and coordinate with other like-minded local groups. Send a report and photo to newsletter@wilpfus.org.   Endorse the Nov. 14-18 events in DC.
Here's the schedule of "Fall Rising" events.
 
ORGANIZE YOUR COMMUNITY to get a TPP-Free Zone resolution passed by your city, town or county council. It's easier than you think. Learn how at www.tppfreezones.org .
 
This grassroots action can influence your Congress members to represent YOU, not corporations and to protect local sovereignty and democracy, so they can act in the public interest and for the common good.
 
BIRD-DOG YOUR CONGRESS MEMBER.
         1. Make an appointment with the aide who handles trade issues in the district office.
         2. Sit-in or stage a rally outside the office.
         3. Go to Town Hall meetings to ask questions. Always ask for a "NO" vote on the TPP. 
         4. Write Letters to the Editor. Use the fact sheets, see below.
         5. Hold a rally outside your local Chamber of Commerce or your state's Commerce Dept.
 
BIRD-DOG 2016 CANDIDATES WHO COME TO TOWN.
Attend events, ask questions, hold up signs, and ask for a "NO" vote on the TPP.
 
Here are factsheets for your local city council and congressperson and the "We Will Not Obey-TPP-Free Zone" and "TTP-Climate-busting Trade Agreement" posters.
 
Here's an Action Alert handout for members and Branches to use.

RISE UP - SAY "NO" TO THE CAUSES OF WAR


LOST JOBS - More jobs shipped to PacRim countries with atrocious human rights records,
LOST JOBS - More jobs shipped to PacRim countries with atrocious human rights records, low pay, and lax environmental laws that harm people and the planet.
ATTACKS ON LOCAL ECONOMIES - A globalized market-place rather than local sustainable energy efficient businesses and local economies in every country to reduce climate impacts.
MORE DIRTY ENERGY - Increased fracking, tar sands, and dirty coal - leading to rapid expansion of pipelines and ports for export to Asia.
MORE HEAT - More CO2 = more global warming and extreme weather leading to conflict and  migration that disproportionately impacts women and children.
MORE CONFLICT & MIGRATION - Climate impacts and extreme weather, along with land-grabbing for bio-fuels and corporate agriculture that impacts food security, leads to conflict and migration.
LESS ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE DRUGS - Big Pharma won. Patents will be enforced for another 5-8 or more years, before affordable generic drugs will be available.
 
We must stop this economic and military pivot to Asia.
The TPP is the Pres. Obama's ECONOMIC "PIVOT to Asia" to counter and slow China's economic influence across the Pacific Region. It is coupled with the MILITARY "PIVOT to Asia"to reinforce American imperialism across the region, protect America's corporations, and assist national militaries and autocratic leaders to control their own people seeking democracy and justice.
 
Rise up... and say "YES"
to local sovereignty, democracy, community rights and PEACE.
 
 
CONGRESSIONAL ALLIES: Progressive Caucus Co-chairs Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) said in a press release: 
 
"While details are still emerging, we are concerned the Trans-Pacific Partnership will destroy jobs and depress wages, threaten health and safety standards, harm our air, land and water, and make it harder for patients to access life-saving drugs."
 
As Guardians of Future Generations, we envision a world based on social, economic and environmental justice - the foundation on which to build peace and freedom for all people. We endorse recognition of the rights of Mother Earth and the right of ecological systems, on which all life depends, to thrive and survive .   
Thank you for taking action.
Marybeth Gardam,
Nancy Price and
Carol Urner
 
 
WILPF CONNECTS THE DOTS
BETWEEN CORPORATE IMPERIALISM, ECOLOGICAL DEGRADATION &
THE ROOT CAUSES OF WAR
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