Against the grain of his self-proclaimed concern for economic justice for New York workers and Afro-Latino interests, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.-6) voted in favor of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), casting a deciding vote as the controversial trade agreement eked past the U.S. House of Representatives 217 to 215 on July 27. CAFTA was opposed by all but 15 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, including New York’s senior Democrat, Rep. Charlie Rangel, who represents Harlem.
PUBLIC CITIZEN NEWS RELEASES:
NEWS ARTICLES ON MEEKS' BAD CAFTA VOTE:
PICTURES FROM TWO RECENT PROTESTS IN NEW YORK IN RESPONSE TO MEEKS' CAFTA VOTE
CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE MEEKS, AND LET HIM KNOW THAT HIS 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 Meeks' bad CAFTA vote is not supported by the citizens of New York's 6th District!