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Brought to you by Harriet Heywood, Regional Organizer for MoveOn.org:
Hey Florida activists,
Here’s a copy of an email I just sent out to my national list. Apologies for any redundancy.
I’m going to make this real simple. Before we set off any fireworks this coming Saturday, we have time to publicly shame those reps who chose the global elite over jobs and the environment when they voted to give President Obama Fast Track for a slew of free trade disasters that we only know about because of WikiLeaks. Let’s be clear, we will not accept any House or Senate member that voted YES on Fast Track for the TPP, and we don’t intend to let them forget. Ever.
Fast Track makes a mockery of the Constitutional separation of powers, by stripping Congress of its constitutionally mandated role to draft trade laws, along with the 2/3 advice and consent of the senate, and instead, hands it off to President Obama who is negotiating for the 500 corporate advisors, not we the people.
The Constitution is still our most hallowed document, and every member of the House and Senate takes an oath to defend it before they enter public office. How did your representative defend the Constitution when they had the chance?
Here is the list of YEAS AND NOES in the House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/
If you have a chance this week, drop in and congratulate the Free Traitors for voting against Democracy and sovereignty.
Senators got plenty of incentive for their Yeas: http://www.theguardian.com/
And the list of the 60 senators who sold us out is here: http://www.
We must continue to keep the campaign to stop the TPP highly visible between now and when the vote comes down. The intention is to shame those who will be up for re-election and primaries soon. Some members will be afraid to vote yes on the TPP for fear of losing their seats. I am pasting in a couple examples of events scheduled for this Thursday, in hopes that you will feel inspired to hold any reps on either side of the aisle accountable:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Vote No on TPP
Help us hold DWS accountable for her vote to lower wages, increase medicine prices and trash the environment:
Thursday, July 2, 11:30 AM
10100 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, FL, 33026
And my Move On friend, Lisa is hosting a Flip Flop award event for Rep Kathleen Rice in Garden City New York this Thursday, July 2, at Noon:
Flip-Flops for Rep. Kathleen Rice!
Rep. Rice’s Garden City Office
02 Jul, 12:00 PM
Rep. Rice did a Flip-Flop and voted Yes on Fast Track, after promising she would vote No on Fast Track Authority (Trade Promotion Authority). She changed her vote to Yes. (And over $611,000 was “donated” to her campaign- OpenSecrets.org.) We’ll deliver a box of flip-flops to Rep. Rice on Thursday at noon. Bring a Sharpie permanent marker with you to inscribe your name and a message (if you choose to do so). Click this link to sign up: http://pol.moveon.org/event/
Let’s show our representatives there are repercussions for voting against their constituents,
By Harriet Heywood,
With a heavy heart and pissed off attitude, I would like to report:
The Fast Track bill will be introduced as a standalone bill by the House tomorrow, Thursday. When Democracy doesn’t give them what they want, they simply try twisted tricks. After a week of unprecedented and questionable behavior by the Free Traitors that call themselves our representatives, they are doing the unthinkable, ignoring the will of the people, and attempting to pass Fast Track with a wink and a promise of Trade Assistance in a separate bill.
Here is a simple breakdown of what we will do to stop the fast track bill from passing:
1. For good Democrats that have stood with us on this, thank them for remaining strong and ask them to reach out to the 28 misguided souls who voted for Fast Track last Friday and convince them to vote NO on a Fast Track bill that doesn’t include Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).
2. For the 28 Democrats who sided with the president last week and voted for Fast Track, be sure to pressure them making sure they realize if they believe the nonsense Boehner tells them, they will see a primary. We all know Republicans hate TAA and see it as welfare, so the idea that TAA and other promises will pass on its own is ridiculous.
3. For Republicans, there are a number that are with us. Simply tell them to uphold the Constitution, U.S. sovereignty, and to save jobs and vote NO on Fast Track.
Sample script for those 28 misguided democrats:
“I urge you to stand up for workers and vote NO on Fast Track for the TPP. You are either with us or against us. Do you really believe Boehner will help us with TAA that republicans see as welfare? There is no middle ground on this vote. Either you’re with us or you’re not. If you vote against us, we won’t forget. Vote NO on Fast Track.”
Here is the list of misguided Democrats who voted for Fast Track last Friday:
We can win this fight if we all pull together,
Mark your calendars! The Third US Social Forum will be taking place in Philadelphia June 25th – 28th, 2015. The USSF is a convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change.
The Philadelphia US Social Forum (USSF) is anchored by poor and disabled organizations and rooted in the themes of immigration, political democracy, disability, and poverty. As a movement we will create spaces for strategy discussions, political education, People’s Movement Assemblies, local actions, art and culture, convergences, movement schools, marches, housing takeovers, community building, healing, and collective empowerment.
Tune in to WMNF radio for the Fairness Doctrine. This week will have a debate between Friz Partridge of Bee Against Monsanto and a representative of the biotech industry about whether all ingredients should be proudly labeled on our food, drink and medicines. That is 88,.5 FM or www.wmnf.org It will also be archived under “Radioactivity” if you miss it live.
Join the Revolutionary Road Radio show tonight as they will speak to Eagle Spitz from England about Drones, his punk band, homelessness, and poetry from across the pond, in the land of “V”, with my usual co-hosts Housing Rights Activist Connie Burton, Hip Hop Sensation Krown Deon, The Rev., and Barb. We will also give a review of the film, “Selma”, and trailer from the Documentary film that is happening at USF St. Pete this Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6pm called “From Montgomery to Memphis” (about Dr. King’s March for Poor People), and talk of upcoming events, including renowned author/activist Rivera Sun, highlighting her book, “The Dandelion Insurrection”, plus we will have tickets to give away to a benefit show for the Refuge, with the Punk bands, Pennywise and Anti-Flag. Call in line will be open when tix given away.
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