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Links on our map will take you to coverage, contacts, and texts of resolutions and ordinances.

If you are interested in passing a local TPP Free Zone ordinance or resolution please contact the Alliance office at afd /at/ or 781-894-1179.

11/24/2015: Folksinger/songwriter Tom Neilson releases the song "TPP Free Zone Alliance" online. Be inspired and get organized to join the cities and towns declaring themselves opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership.

10/28/2015: A majority of Albany County legislators have signed on to a proclamation against the TPP.

10/20/2015: A majority of Springfield, MA city councillors pass a resolution against the TPP.

9/19/2015: Did you know there are local resolution campaigns against the TPP in Burlington VT, Atlanta GA, Englewood CO, Methuen MA, Miami FL, and Milwaukee WI?

5/5/2015 South Miami says no to Fast Track for the TPP and similar trade pacts. Organizers hope to take a resolution to the full Miami-Dade County League of Cities as well.

4/28/2015: 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.

4/21/2015: Tompkins County (NY) Legislature passes a resolution against Fast Track 12-1. The vote was bipartisan with both Republican members voting in favor.

4/21/2015: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passes a resolution calling for their congressional delegation to vote against Fast Track for the TPP.

4/13/2015: Pittsburgh recognizes TPP threat. The city's anti-Fast Track resolution lays out a blueprint for trade justice.

4/13/2015: Fort Bragg CA City Council says no to fast-tracking TPP, TAFTA/TTIP and TiSA.

3/30/2015: Seattle City Council passes anti-Fast Track resolution. Video of public testimony and deliberations here; press release here

3/13/2015: TPP 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. 

2/17/2015: 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.”

10/17/2013: Dane Co., WI passes TPP-Free Resolution. Text of resolution here; coverage in The Progressive is here, and on here

10/29/2013: Madison says No to TPP. The city's Common Council passes this resolution.

Don't let the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) 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.”

Which cities have gone TPP/TTIP/TiSA Free?
This map shows which US cities and counties have passed TPP Free Zone ordinances or resolutions against Fast Track, TPP or other pending trade pacts like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).

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.

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.

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.

Educate for action: Our Fall 2012 issue of Justice Rising focused on international resistance to corporate global trade agreements, including the TPP. To read it online, click here. If you'd like to a copy, 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.