FAST TRACK ALL CALL DAY MAY 23
noimage NATIONAL ALL CALL DAY MAY 23rd

This is the last day Congress will be in session before going home for Memorial Day recess. Make sure your Represenatives go home to their Districts with NO FAST TRACK ringing in their ears. Spread the word and watch for more details next week. Their will be a toll free number 877-611-0063 for your calls.

Why your Representatives? Because the Senate bill which is expected to pass will be differenet from the House bill. This means there will be a Conference Committee to reconcile the differences then a second House Fast Track vote where we can take back our stolen 2001 victory!! Remember we lost by just one vote!

THE SECOND HOUSE VOTE IS OURS TO WIN!

WHY? The mood of Congress has changed since Fast Track scraped through the House last December. Some Members of Congress want to switch their votes this time around. There were a few who only voted for Fast Track because they "wanted to support the wartime President." There were a few who got deals and promises in exchange for their votes - deals that haven't panned out and promises that have been broken. We can and must switch these votes! And then there are a few more Members who did the right thing and opposed Fast Track last December, but have gotten so much pressure from the Administration and from Big Bizness, that they'renow thinking of supporting it. We can and must hold on to these Members!

PLUS GET READY FOR MEMORIAL DAY RECESS ACTIONS

Your Reps will bein the district office and travelling around the district doing local events for TEN DAYS during Memorial Day Recess (5/24/02-6/3/02). NOW is the time to get ready!

Your Representatives must hear from you regularly, continually, loudly, clearly until the final House vote! Thank them daily if they opposed Fast Track last year. If they voted for it, make sure they daily regret it and reconsider. Check www.tradewatch.org/fasttrack to see how your Representative voted!.

NOW is the time to schedule recess meetings with your Reps and get a coalition of people to go with you! (for a sample meeting request letter see http://www.citizen.org/trade/fasttrack/action/articles.cfm?ID=5546)

NOW is the time to contact your Rep's office to find out what their public speaking schedule will be. Organize an 'Accountability Squad' to show up and make their Fast Track vote an issue at every event you can with signs and questions!

NOW is the time to write OpEds and letters to the editor to place in local papers.

NOW is the time to check local calendars for Memorial Day Parades, State Fairs and Community Barbecues so you know where to show up with flyers

Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch is taking the lead in organizing the field response. To find out who else is organizing in your District, contact their field team at 202-546-4996 / gtwfield@citizen.org


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