The 2018 midterm elections arrive as the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) heads toward congressional consideration. After a year of renegotiations, the revised text revealed some improvements progressives have long demanded, damaging terms long opposed and important unfinished business.
This NAFTA 2.0 text is not the transformational replacement of the corporate-rigged trade-pact model that progressives have demanded. But if swift and certain enforcement of the pact’s new labor standards are added — and some other key improvements are achieved — then the final package Congress will vote on early next year could stop some of NAFTA’s continuing, serious damage to people across North America.
- Statement: How the Midterm Election Affects the Fate of NAFTA Renegotiations (November 7, 2018)
- Initial Analysis: How the New NAFTA Text Measures Against the Essential Changes We Have Demanded to Stop NAFTA’s Ongoing Damage (October 1, 2018)
- Statement: Renegotiated NAFTA Deal: Improvements on Some Key Demands and More Work Needed (September 30, 2018)
Public Citizen Factsheets, Memos & Reports
- 2017 Poll: How Progressives Can & Must Engage on NAFTA Renegotiations (October 20, 2017)
- Memo: The 2016 Trade Debate: Election Outcomes Affected, Public Views Increasingly Negative, Imminent Lame-Duck Fight Over TPP Is First Salvo in Election 2018 (November 7, 2016)
- 2016 Poll: Public Anger About Corporate Power Dominant Factor in Views on Trade & TPP (July 13, 2016)
Public Citizen Press Releases & Statements
- Video: NAFTA and the Midterms: Why We Must Fight to Replace NAFTA (August 4, 2018)
- Video: Retaking the Working Class on Trade and the Economy (August 12, 2017)
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