Tell President Obama: Keep your word and oppose free trade deals that will damage our economy
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Tell President Obama: Keep your word and oppose free trade deals that will damage our economy

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During the 2008 campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama pledged to oppose Bush-style free trade agreements that lead to thousands of lost American jobs.

Now Congress is poised to vote on devastating free trade deals with Korea, Colombia and Panama, and it's time for President Obama to keep his word.

The Populist Caucus in Congress strongly opposes these proposed free trade agreements because of the devastating impact each could have on our already-fragile economy.

A free trade agreement with Korea would lead to thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs being sent overseas and could lead to an influx of goods from North Korean sweatshops. Trading with Colombia would indicate tacit support of government violence toward unions and union leaders trying to make workplaces safer for Colombian workers.

It's time to get serious about creating jobs in America, but Bush-style free trade agreements that lead to outsourced jobs and human rights abuses aren't the way to do it.

Take action today and call on President Obama to keep his word. Tell him to oppose the free trade deals with Korea, Colombia and Panama.

To:
President of the United States
I stand with the Populist Caucus and demand President Obama live up to his campaign promises and oppose free trade deals with Korea, Columbia and Panama that will damage our fragile economy.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Robert Fanney GAITHERSBURG, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      Many of these trade deals need to be repealed or revised. Please also consider signing the petition to reinstate Glass Steagall. http://www.change.org/petitions/us-congress-reinstate-glass-steagall

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      I don't want my grape juice to come from China, we have grapes and people here! You have taken away America's jobs and now you wonder what to do?

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    • Elvira Valdes UNION CITY, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      Let’s pay our massive 14 trillion National Debt by collecting of import duties. Free Trade Agreements is the reason there are no more manufacturing jobs in America, which no longer is in the cutting edge of technology and innovation. In order to INVENT THINGS we need to MAKE THINGS. Service jobs just don't cut it!

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    • Concerned Parents CENTREVILLE, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      I'm tired of feeling like our own government is not watching out for our best interest. Here's another one that you need to know about http://www.change.org/petitions/the-us-senate-tell-us-where-our-food-is-from

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