To: Sen. Richard Durbin (IL-1), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA-1), Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH-1), Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR-2), Sen. Timothy Kaine (VA-2), and Sen. Bernard Sanders (VT-2)

.@SenateDems: Press @HillaryClinton & @TimKaine to Amplify TPP Opposition

Press Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine to clarify and amplify their opposition to the TPP, including in their speeches at the DNC.

Why is this important?

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine oppose the corporate power-enhancing, democracy-undermining Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement [TPP]. [1]

But even Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons and speaker at the Democratic National Convention, didn't get the memo. When Politico asked whether Clinton would turn around and support the trade deal she opposed during the heat of the primary fight against Bernie Sanders, McAuliffe said: “Yes." After Politico's article appeared, McAuliffe "walked it back" and said that was only what McAuliffe hoped Clinton would do, not what he knew she would do. [2]

The same Politico article said Kaine "vocally supports the Obama-backed trade deal" [3] even though three days earlier, Politico reported that Kaine was against the TPP. [4]

Urge Senate Democrats to press Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine to clarify and amplify their opposition to the TPP, including from the podium at the DNC, by signing our petition.

References:
1. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/kaine-comes-out-against-trans-pacific-partnership-deal-226064
2. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/terry-mcauliffe-hillary-clinton-tpp-trade-226253
3. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/terry-mcauliffe-hillary-clinton-tpp-trade-226253
4. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/kaine-comes-out-against-trans-pacific-partnership-deal-226064

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