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5/5/2015: South Miami's City
Commission says NO to Fast
Track. Citing passage of
similar resolutions in 18 other cities,
counties and towns, the city council
votes unanimously to oppose Fast Track
for the TPP and similar trade pacts.
Read their resolution here.
Organizers hope to take a resolution to
the full Miami-Dade County League of
Cities as well.
New York City Council declares itself a "TPP
Free Zone" and urges a No vote on the
pending Fast Track bill. The resolution
was introduced by Councillor Helen K.
Rosenthal in February, and with 11 other
sponsors, passed the full council on
April 28. You can read or download the
resolution text on this
page of the council website.
Tompkins County (NY)
Legislature passes a resolution against
Fast Track 12-1. The vote was bipartisan
with both Republican members voting in
favor. Read more here,
text of resolution is on page 10-11 of this
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors
unanimously passes a resolution calling for
their congressional delegation to vote
against Fast Track for the TPP. Read
Pittsburgh recognizes TPP
threat. The city's anti-Fast
Track resolution lays out a blueprint
for trade justice. Read it here.
Fort Bragg CA City Council
says no to fast-tracking TPP,
TAFTA/TTIP and TiSA. Read the submitted
text of resolution here.
3/30/2015: Seattle City Council passes anti-Fast
resolution. Video of
public testimony and
press release here;
text of resolution here.
concerns lead Bellingham, WA to pass
anti-Fast Track resolution. The City
Council noted secret negotiations and TPP's
effects on jobs and the democratic process.
Read the resolution here.
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. Read our press release here.
9/9/14: Berkeley, CA declares itself a
TPP/TAFTA-Free Zone. In an almost
unanimous vote Berkeley opposed the 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.
10/17/2013: Dane Co., WI
passes TPP-Free Resolution. Text
of resolution here; coverage in The
Progressive is here,
and on WisPolitics.com here
Madison says No to TPP. The city's
Common Council passes this
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
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
to download a .pdf of our TPP Free Zone pamphlet.
Print it on legal-size paper, or read the text online
for a model municipal law to make your community a TPP Free Zone.
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
...at... thealliancefordemocracy ... org or call
There's more information, videos and resources on our TPP
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.
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
Justice Rising focuses on TPP!
Click on the cover to download individual articles
or the whole issue.