April 22- May 1 Join the Global Climate Convergence
April 25 - Shut Down the Chamber!
April 22 - May 7: Expose the TPP
This action alert is jammed packed. Spring Actions are springing up. The movement to end corporate rule, working together for social, economic and environmental justice and peace is dynamic and growing from the local to the global community.
Here are actions you can join from April 22 to May 7:
April 22–May 1: Join the Global Climate Convergence
The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet Peace over Profit has launched
Find an event in your community here and take your signs, sing, rally: Here’s a message: I am a guardian for future generations, the planet and peace over profit.
April 25: Shut Down the Chamber!
The Global Climate Convergence calls to Shut Down the US Chamber, notorious for blocking climate action, and since NAFTA and the WTO lobbying hard for “free” trade agreements and now for the TPP. Here’s how to take action. Read here how the founding of Earth Day in 1970 led Lewis Powell in 1971 to write his famous confidential memo, “Attack on American Free Enterprise System,” to a friend at the US Chamber.
April 22–May 7: Stop Fast Track – Stop the TPP
Now is the time!
From about April 23–29, Pres. Obama travels to Asia and Pacific Rim TPP countries, including Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines, to try to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Meanwhile, US members of Congress are back in their districts to gear up for mid-term election campaigns.
Now is the time to:
Derail Fast Track for good and say “No” to tweaking or “sweetening” Fast Track to speed the TPP through Congress. There must be full disclosure of the text and vigorous debate.
End expansion of the “Global Corporate Empire and Corporate Rule by ‘Free’ Trade Agreement.”
Public Citizen’s Citizens Trade Campaign and coalition partners urge you to add your voice to the growing number of citizens and voters who are calling out their elected officials and the media to take a stand for Mother Earth and for Democracy.
There can be no Peace and Freedom when “free” trade agreements give corporations the right to use international trade courts to have our domestic laws overturned to protect corporate profits at all cost to people, the planet and peace.
From April 22–May 7: Every Day Take Action
Show the movement to Stop Fast Track and the TPP continues to grow stronger and louder. Already we’ve had a huge impact!
The focus is:
April 22–25: In Your Community
During Congressional Recess:
April 22–May 7: Beyond Your Community
Join in “Social Media Bird-Dogging" on Facebook and Twitter messaging the “Congressperson of the Day” and “News Director of the Day." There will be different targets for each day of action and many messages and memes to use.
April 22–April 30: In Washington, DC:
Sign the "Stop the Secrecy" petition and be part of a unique public event that is half art, half advocacy. Your name and those of other supporters will be projected onto different government buildings in Washington, DC. The size and/or number of projections will grow as the number of petition signers grows. Help make this a huge event!
May 7: Rally and Lobby Day
Led by the Communication Workers of America and hundreds of people delivering the “No Fast Track” message directly to legislators in Congress.
Nancy Price for the Earth Democracy Issue Group
Marybeth Gardam for Corporation v. Democracy