More Than 400 Civil Society Groups Write Congress on TPP and Fast Track

Groups Call for Transparency and Outline Core Principles for International Economic Pacts

See the full letter with signatory organizations here and find below a snip from the letter:

"We find it troubling that, even as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement enters its 16th major round of negotiations this March in Singapore, U.S. negotiators still refuse to inform the American public what they have been proposing in our names.  Shielding not only proposals, but agreed-upon texts from public view until after negotiations have concluded and the pact is finalized is not consistent with democratic principles.  In this regard, the TPP appears to be even less transparent than some past trade negotiations."