Many of you have seen the signs at the 2016 Democratic Convention “Stop TPP”
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What is the TPP and Why do we need to Stop TPP?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is presented as a trade agreement involving 12 nations [United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand]. According to Pres. Obama the TPP is the most “progressive trade deal” in history – with strong consumer, labor and environmental protections built in; however, when the public finally saw the details of the deal, Public Citizen, a nonprofit advocacy group stated:
“The text shows that the TPP would offshore more American jobs, lower our wages, flood us with unsafe imported food and expose our laws to attack in foreign tribunals.”