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Links on our map will take you to coverage,
contacts, and texts of resolutions and ordinances.
you are interested in passing a local TPP Free
Zone ordinance or resolution, or if
your community has passed one, please contact Barbara Clancy at
the Alliance office at afd /at/
thealliancefordemocracy.org or 978-333-7971.
7/18/2016: Lake County
Indiana and Highland Township pass No
5/25/2016: Brookline, MA
and Davis, CA pass resolutions
against the TPP
township becomes the first
municipality in New Jersey
to pass a resolution against
the TPP. You can read
the resolution here.
MA City Council
unanimously passes a resolution against
Council passes a resolution
against the TPP.
Neilson releases the song
Free Zone Alliance" online.
Be inspired and get organized to join
the cities and towns declaring
themselves opposed to the Trans Pacific
The Richmond CA City
second resolution against
the TPP and TTIP. Read it
A majority of Albany County
legislators have signed
on to a proclamation against the TPP.
majority of Springfield, MA city
resolution against the TPP.
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. Update: Neighboring
communities of Hallandale Beach,
Lake Worth, and Hialeah Gardens have
all passed no-TPP resolutions.
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
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
San Francisco Board of
passes a resolution calling
for their congressional delegation to
vote against Fast Track for the TPP.
Read more here.
recognizes TPP threat. The city's anti-Fast
Track resolution lays out a blueprint
for trade justice. Read it here.
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
resolution. Video of
public testimony and
press release here;
text of resolution here.
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.
Read the resolution here.
Richmond, CA goes TPP-Free,
opposes Fast Track. Here's
text of a resolution passed
with one abstention by the city's
six-member Council. Read our press
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
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 (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
The TPP covers 40 percent of the global economy, yet it
was negotiated in secret with hundreds of corporate
advisors while the public was locked out. The key
provision in TPP grants new rights to thousands of
foreign corporations to sue the U.S. government before a
panel of 3 corporate lawyers. These lawyers can award the
corporations unlimited sums to be paid by America's
taxpayers, including for the loss of expected future
profits. These foreign corporations need only convince the
lawyers that a U.S. law or safety regulation violates their
TPP rights. Their decisions are not subject to
appeal and the amount awarded has no limit. This
agreement is not good for American taxpayers. It
means higher drug prices. It makes it easier
to send jobs overseas, means fewer
jobs and lower wages, and a government that
doesn't work for us.
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, our
members of Congress, and the corporations that had a place
at the negotiations denied to the people—
“If you pass
this corporate-driven monstrosity, 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).
These “TPP Free Zones”
are modeled on successful resistance to an earlier trade
agreement, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, which
was defeated in 1998 thanks to a global grassroots campaign.
to download a .pdf of our TPP Free Zone pamphlet.
for a model municipal law to make your community a TPP Free Zone.
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 ...at...
thealliancefordemocracy ... org or call 978-333-7971.
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 978-333-7971.