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.
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