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CAFTA Damage Report: Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.)

In a blow to the Illinois working families who campaigned to put her in office in 2004 and in contradiction to a 2004 campaign pledge to oppose the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Rep. Melissa Bean (D Ill.-8) voted in favor of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), which eked through the House of Representatives on July 27 by a 217-215 vote. Bean's flip-flop has the citizens of Illinois' 8th district worried that their Congresswoman is either unable or unwilling to stand up for their concerns.

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CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE BEAN, AND LET HER KNOW THAT HER VOTE TO EXTEND NAFTA TO SIX MORE COUNTRIES WILL NOT GO UNNOTICED!

Call and ask to speak with a Trade Legislative Assistant, and tell them that Representative Bean's bad CAFTA vote is not supported by the citizens of Illinois' 8th District!

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