Tell USTR: the 99 Percent Demands Transparency
The Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations have taken place in extreme secrecy for almost two years, and none of the draft texts have been released despite President Obama’s pledges to negotiate a high-standard deal and do so transparently.
Outrageously, U.S. trade negotiators even signed a special secrecy pact that stipulates that many texts will not be released until four years after negotiations end!
Call the United States Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, to demand they release the text.
Make Trade Work for the 99% by following these simple steps:
1. Call 202-395-3230 and ask to leave a message for Ambassador Ron Kirk as a concerned citizen.
2. Leave your own messaging or follow the script:
I am calling as a concerned citizen. I would like for Ambassador Kirk to release the draft texts of the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement to ensure that our rights and domestic policies are not bargained away behind closed doors. President Obama’s first action on his first day as president was to order more openness and transparency in government. We expect USTR to comply.