Friday, July 29, 2016

Hillary is going to support the TPP

From Demand Progress:

Terry McAuliffe, a top ally of Hillary Clinton's, just let slip that he expects her to change her position and support the TPP if she wins the election.

McAuliffe tried to walk back the comment after it sparked a backlash from Bernie Sanders supporters—but this week the Clinton campaign has also refused to assert that it would fight a vote on TPP during the "lame duck" session after the November election.

The TPP is an awful trade deal that threatens Net Neutrality, ends protections against Wall Street recklessness, and allows corporations to sue the U.S. government in secret tribunals to overturn laws passed by Congress.

We can't afford to have politicians playing games, saying they're for it one day and against it the next. That's why we're redoubling our efforts to stop any TPP vote during the lame duck. Will you chip in $5?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 to help stop the TPP.

Terry McAuliffe is one of Bill and Hillary's closest and oldest friends. If anyone knows what she's really thinking, it's him.

And this isn't the first time we've seen party insiders signal that Clinton might still support the TPP. Efforts to add clear opposition to the TPP to the Democratic party platform were blocked—mainly by delegates supporting Clinton.

That's why, no matter what the politicians tell you before the election, the TPP is still a very real threat and could be passed during the lame-duck session of Congress after the election.

To make sure that doesn't happen, we've helped launch the "Rock Against the TPP" concert series alongside Fight for the Future and Tom Morello from the band Rage Against the Machine to raise public awareness about this terrible deal. The first concert was last weekend, and it was a huge hit.

And this week in Philadelphia, we're continuing to push party leaders to stand against the TPP, bringing the power of our huge grassroots movement right into the convention hall.

We know TPP supporters in Congress want to use the lame-duck session to push the TPP through—after the election, when it's too late to hold politicians who vote for it accountable.

But we've come too far to let this awful deal get signed now. Will you chip in $5?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 to help stop the TPP.

Thanks for standing with us.

1 comment:

Craig Welch said...

"Secret tribunals"? Under the TPP investment dispute tribunals will be public. Not secret.