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Fast Track in the Slow Lane

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th March, 2014 | No Comments

credit: WikileaksThanks to our months of mobilizing – from the grassroots to those inside the Beltway – the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act, also known as Fast Track, has not had the easy trip through Congress that President Obama hoped.
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Bay Area Says No to Fast Track and No to the TPP

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 3rd February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Rae BreauxHundreds of Bay Area Fair Trade activists rallied and marched from the offices of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office Friday night, joining the 50 other actions happening on January 31 to mark the Inter-Continental Day of Action to Stop the Tran-Pacific Partnership. Here’s what happened, and what you can do next to say No to Fast Track, No More New NAFTAs and No to the TPP.
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No More New NAFTAs

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th January, 2014 | 2 Comments

TPPgroupThe Fast Track bill has been introduced by House Ways & Means Committee Chair David Camp and outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus. If passed, the legislation would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pacts to be ‘fast tracked’ through Congress and not be tested by our representatives in government by ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. We must beat the Fast Track.
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Join Us to Stop the TPP This Summer!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

TPP-TuesdayIt’s time to take a step and organize an action to resist the TPP this summer! Communities around the world have already organized their own actions and we’re encouraging you to join #TPPTuesday and organize and event to bring more awareness to your community (it does not have to be on a Tuesday!).
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Where in the World are the TPP Negotiators?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 1st July, 2013 | 2 Comments

TPP headWe learned that Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators would be in San Francisco through a few subscription-only, on-line trade journals. We thought they’d like to hear from us, and we search high and low to find them. Here’s what happened …
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Download Your Corporate Tax Dodger Trading Cards

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 24th April, 2013 | 2 Comments

Image & Data Credit: Americans for Tax Fairness and Institue for Policy StudiesShare these eye-catching cards, and let’s work together to make corporate tax dodgers a ‘limited edition.’
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Do Not Disturb… Democracy!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th April, 2013 | No Comments

GlobalUpdate 4/30/2013: Congresswoman Barbara Lee shows off her very own “Do Not Disturb Democracy” door hanger. Please “Share” this photo on Facebook to spread the word. — Do Not Disturb… Democracy! We did it. Together, Global Exchange supporters from nearly all 50 states mailed over 600 ‘Do Not Disturb Democracy’ door hangers to Congress.   […]
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TPP Days of Action Coming to Your Community

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th April, 2013 | No Comments

599036_10152640068720613_1588745988_nWhether one wants to reverse the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions; expand access to life-saving generic medications; support indigenous rights; protect communities’ ability to combat global warming; or sustain family farms and defend food sovereignty, there is no shortage of reasons to act together on the TPP.
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Tell Corporate Lobbyists: ‘Do Not Disturb’ Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 4th March, 2013 | 4 Comments

DoorHandleFront2On April Fools day, prank with purpose: send your Senator and Representative a ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hanger to keep corporate lobbyists OUT of their office.
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The State of the FEC: “The Little Agency that Can’t”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th February, 2013 | 1 Comment

GX ED StickerExpired terms and partisan gridlock underscores the Federal Election Committee’s inaction and poor enforcement of federal election law. Reforms to support the rights of voters are likely to be met with political gridlock. Check out how the stalemate state of US elections, and recent developments that may prompt change.
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