Do you care about having access to local and sustainably produced food or protecting your drinking water? Are you concerned about corporate influence distorting our elections?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should be
worried about legislation Senator Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp recently
introduced that would grant the Obama administration fast-track authority.
Those measures would allow the White House to quickly push the Trans
Pacific Partnership (TPP) and another trade deal with Europe through
Congress with a simple up or down vote.
Fast-track authority would give the Obama administration the
unchecked power to promote future trade deals. Those pacts would allow
corporations to challenge any democratically enacted federal, state or
local laws and regulations that would limit their narrow financial
The TPP and the U.S.-EU Free Trade Agreement are really corporate
power grabs disguised as trade agreements containing provisions that
would undermine basic consumer rights, including issues related to our
food, water and local sovereignty.