Monthly Archives: January 2014

February 1st, 2014

We are in Chicago this week!

Rally to stop the TPP Fast Track

Join the Illinois Fair Trade Coalition on February 1st for a rally and march against the TPP. We’ll be marching from Jonquil Park (Lincoln & Sheffield) to Representative Mike Quigley’s office (3223 N Sheffield Avenue). The park is near Lincoln Park and just off of Fullerton Exit of I-90 or Lake Shore Drive.

January 25, 2014

10:00 am – Protest the TPP with Signs

Corner of Naperville Road and Diehl Road, Naperville, IL

11:00 am – General Assembly

Unitarian Church 1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville IL
(One block east of Naperville Rd. and one block north of Diehl Rd.)
Meet upstairs where we will hold our General Assembly.

January 18, 2014

We are Downtown this week!

10:00 am – Protest the TPP with Signs
11:00 am – General Assembly

Downtown Naperville (Van Buren & Washington across from BOA)

5:00 pm – Tell Tammy Duckworth Vote NO on Fast Track

2014 at Villa Olivia, 1401 West Lake Street in Bartlett , Illinois

Join Occupy Naperville, Occupy Elgin, NIJwJ, fair trade activists, labor activists, environmentalists, occupiers and the Northern Illinois Light Brigade in picketing the Elgin Township Democrats Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner.

We will be there to challenge Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth to take a stand against Fast Track for the Trans Pacific Partnership. Congresswoman Duckworth is the featured speaker at the dinner. We are picketing Congresswoman Duckworth, to persuade her to publicly announce her opposition to Fast Track. If she does so before Saturday evening, we will turn this picket into a celebration.

This is a critical time as the TPP was introduced into both houses of Congress on January 9th by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT)with a new name: “Bipartisan Trade Agreement” and tries to sneak the fast track into law. The “fast track trade authority” is the first step in the corporate plan to pass the TPP and give Obama sole authority to negotiate the agreement — leaving Congress and the American public out of the loop. We have to stop fast track for the TPP. PLEASE Contact your Congress members now.

There is some hope however as Democrats are not too happy with the TPP. THIS IS WHY IT IS CRITICAL WE STOP IT NOW!

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