Though TPP was killed by a long progressive fight that resulted in it not having the votes to pass Congress, of course, he took credit for killing it himself. So now that that’s over, how should our country trade with the world?
This week Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI Action), Our Revolution (Bernie Sanders' group), and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) will hold a series of town hall meetings across Iowa.
It is not enough for Hillary Clinton to say she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that doesn't stop it. She has to put herself on the front line, twisting arms and making deals to persuade members of Congress to vote against it.
Progressive groups are gathering petition signatures calling on Hillary Clinton to speak out against a lame-duck vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership during her Thursday economic policy speech outside Detroit.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have said they oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Democratic Party platform deliberations in Orlando this weekend should reflect this by going on the record against a rigged "lame-duck" vote.
Donald Trump is a fraud, but Democrats will have to prove that they oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and will fix previous trade deals. They can start by opposing TPP in the party platform.
Candidate Clinton not only committed to opposing TPP before and after the election, she said "we need a fundamental rethink of how we approach trade deals going forward."
Details of another secret trade deal have been leaked. This time it's on the Atlantic side. Yet again we see corporations dominating the process, working to get governments out of their way.
Clinton needs to make clear statements – no hedging – in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other similar trade agreements and policies. And she has to mean it.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has an opportunity to address her trade credibility problem by asking President Obama to withdraw the Trans-Pacific Partnership from consideration by Congress.
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