Peru FTA Senate Vote Approaching: This is the Thanks We Get?

Call Your Senator during their Thanksgiving recess and tell them the American people want real, not cosmetic changes, to the free trade model. In last November’s elections, the voters sent Congress a strong message that the American people want a change in trade policy. The Wall Street journal reported that six in 10 Republicans in a recent poll agreed with a statement that free trade has been bad for the U.S. On November 8th the House of Representatives ignored this mandate and voted 285 to 135 to pass the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement, a NAFTA-style free trade deal which will be devastating to family farmers, indigenous people, workers, the environment and people with AIDS. A vote in the Senate is likely to take place just after the return from recess on December 3rd. read more