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Campaign News:
Richmond, CA goes TPP-Free, opposes Fast Track
Here's the text of a resolution passed with one abstention by the city's six-member Council on February 17, 2015. Read our press release here.

New York City Council member introduces TPP-Free measure
Helen Rosenthal, councilor for district 6, says "New York City stands in opposition to this trade agreement and the process through which it is being negotiated, without the scrutiny of the American people.” Read more here.

Berkeley, CA declares itself a TPP/TAFTA-Free Zone

In an almost unanimous vote by the Berkeley City Council September 9, 2014, Berkeley opposed the two major trade agreements under negotiation by the US, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), and declared the city a “TPP/TAFTA Free Zone.” Read the resolution text here and the press release here.

Dane Co., WI passes TPP-Free Resolution
Text of resolution passed on October 17, 2013; coverage in The Progressive is here, and on here

Madison says No to TPP
The city's Common Council passed this resolution on October 29, 2013.

TPP-Free Zones on the air
AfD organizer Ruth Caplan was a guest on WeAct radio with David Newsome, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese talking about TPP Free Zones. Listen here!

TPP-Free Zones on Truthout
Read excerpts from a recent article focus on the TPP Free Zone campaign and the need for communities to stand up to "settled law" and defend local laws from corporate preemption.

Don't let the Trans-Pacific Partnership take away our democratic rights as individuals and as a community!
Create a "TPP-Free Zone" where you live

From leaked text and previous trade agreements, it is clear that the TPP would threaten laws and regulation designed to protect public health, financial transparency, food safety, workers rights, the climate and the environment. It would allow governments to be sued by corporations for lost profit as a result of these ordinances. Yet labor, environmental, health care, internet/free press, climate justice, green energy and democracy organizations have been excluded from the negotiations.  They cannot see the text, nor comment on it despite the impact of the TPP on all these issues.

It is time to build a democratic movement of resistance.  It is time to start right where we live, in our own community.  It is time to say to our US trade representative and the corporations which are sitting at the negotiating table—

“If you, our unelected representatives, create this corporate-driven monstrosity and then go to Congress for a rubber stamp, WE WILL NOT OBEY.”

It is time to make our municipalities “TPP Free Zones,” following in the footsteps of the successful resistance to an earlier trade agreement, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, which was defeated in 1998 thanks to a global grassroots campaign.

New! Click here to download a .pdf of our TPP Free Zone pamphlet. Print it on legal-size paper, or read the text online here.

Click here for a model municipal law to make your community a TPP Free Zone.

Click here for some pointers in getting a TPP Free Zone law passed.

Educate for action: Our upcoming edition of Justice Rising focuses on international resistance to corporate global trade agreements, including the TPP. If you'd like to be on the mailing list, contact us at afd thealliancefordemocracy ... org or call 781-894-1179.

There's more information, videos and resources on our TPP page.

Questions? Ideas? Resources? We’d like to hear from you. Contact the Alliance for Democracy office at afd (at) thealliancefordemocracy (dot) org, or 781-894-1179.

What is a TPP-Free Zone?
AfD Co-Chair Ruth Caplan explains how local organizing for "TPP-Free Zone" laws can help defeat this so-called "free trade" agreement while supporting global civil society movements for economic and environmental justice and local democracy.

New Justice Rising focuses on TPP!
Click on the cover to download individual articles or the whole issue.

Justice Rising cover vol 6 number 1