CAFTA--Central American Free Trade Agreement
noimage With the Free Trade Area of the Americas -- FTAA -- on the ropes, the Bush Administration and their friends in Congress are pushing hard for a consolation prize--an agreement with Central America and the Dominican Republic. All the countries have signed but Congress must vote on this dangerous expansion of NAFTA.
ACT NOW TO DEFEAT CAFTA! HOUSE DELAYS FLOOR VOTE TO AFTER JULY 4TH RECESS
The CAFTA Fast Track clock is ticking! House action delayed to rally needed votes. Call your Senators and Representative. Track down your Representative over July 4th recess. Click here for details. ACT TODAY. DON'T DELAY.
How to Take Action
Click here to connect to the STOP CAFTA Campaign website where you will find a sample "script" for calling your Senator or Congressperson. Be sure to ask to speak with the Legislative Aide who handles CAFTA. There are also sample Letters t
JUNE 23--WHITE HOUSE SUBMITS CAFTA IMPLEMENTING BILL --
CLOCK STARTS TICKING
Gambling he will find enough sweet deals to buy the votes he needs for CAFTA passage, Bush submitted bill to Congress. Goes to House Ways & Means and Senate Finance next week. Floor votes expected after July 4 recess.
CAFTA-This Summer's Political Blockbuster
Miami Herald June 24
"D.C. cliffhanger: Can opponents kill CAFTA or can President Bush cajole and compel Congress to approve the treaty...?"
CAFTA battle will be bruising
The Hill News-June 7
Backers of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), which has wide implications for the administration’s free-trade agenda, are preparing for what could be a bruising battle to pass it in the House.
Maine Citizens Trade Policy Commission Opposes CAFTA -- Unanimous vote by 22 member state level commission
In June 2 letter to the Maine Congressional delegation, the Commission lays out reasons CAFTA is a bad deal for the people of Maine and urges Maine Senators and Representatives to oppose based on record of public hearings.

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