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Urgent Alert: To All Activists Opposed To Free Trade!
17 Jul 2001
Your action is needed now to derail Fast Track.

President George W. Bush and giant corporations want a special fast track bill that will let them rush trade agreements through Congress with no changes and minimal review.
Please distribute to all corners of America

If Congress gives Bush Fast Track, we'll see:

+ More and faster trade deals like NAFTA,

+ More U.S. job losses and smaller wages,

+ More attacks on workers' rights across the globe,

+ And more devastating pollution of our air and water.

You can help stop Fast Track in its tracks.

The AFL-CIO has PAID for your toll-free call to your congress member.

Call 1-800-393-1082

It works! It's easy!

***July 17th: all-call day to STOP Fast Track
***July 17th: all-call day to STOP Fast Track
***July 17th: all-call day to STOP Fast Track
***July 17th: all-call day to STOP Fast Track

Make sure YOUR Member of Congress hears the message loud & clear: trade deals like NAFTA; and the WTO have hurt workers, the environment, consumers, family farmers and must be stopped!

On Tuesday July 17th call Congress at 1800-393-1082 and tell your Representative to oppose Fast Track.

Then get all your friends and family to do the same.

If everybody does this one simple thing, we can beat Fast Track.

After reaching your Representative's office, ask for the "trade legislative assistant."

Use the talking points to urge your representative
to oppose ANY fast track legislative, including the Trade PromotionAuthority Act of 2001 (H.R. 2149).

More discussion points for your congress member.

+ "Fast track" ties Congress' hands to amend trade deals. It prevents Congress from holding the White House accountable for trade deals that include strong protections for the environment and working people.

+ Bush has already proven that he won't protect our environment; we can't trust him with the enormous power that "fast track" represents.

+ I urge you to vote against any fast track bill, starting with the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001 (H.R. 2149). Instead, we need a "right track" trade
policy to make trade clean, green, and fair.


The AFL-CIO and their various international unions and global alliances are part of a massive campaign against Fast Track all over the U.S. united with environmentalists,
consumer advocates, family farmers and students to name a few.

This is the coalition that defeated Fast Track in 1997.

Now it's time to gear up for another win in 2001.

We must kill Fast Track!
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