To: Sen. Brian Schatz (HI-1), Sen. Richard Durbin (IL-1), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA-1), Sen. Catherine Cortez Mast (NV-1), Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH-1), Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR-2), and Sen. Bernard Sanders (VT-2)

Stand with Hillary & Bernie: No Lame Duck Vote on TPP

Press for the Democratic Party platform to stand with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to oppose any vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) in a "lame duck" session of Congress after the November election.

Why is this important?

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have both said that they oppose a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal during a lame duck session of Congress after the November election. [1]

Secretary Clinton responded to a question on a lame duck session from the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign by stating: “I oppose the TPP agreement - and that means before and after the election.” Senator Sanders said: “Holding a vote on the TPP during a ‘lame duck’ session would be going against the will of the people.”

Even former Bill Clinton policy advisor William Galston now concedes that "the 2016 presidential campaign already has undermined public support for trade agreements and should force supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to reassess their strategy…It is difficult to see how an end-of-the-year push for the agreement can succeed when the president-elect, no matter the party, is sure to be dead-set against it." [2]

Urge Democratic Senators to press the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee to stand with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and adopt a platform plank in opposition to a lame duck vote on the TPP by signing our petition.

References:
1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clinton-does-not-back-obama-trade-vote-in-post-election-congressional-session/2016/05/05/ce94f76e-12d7-11e6-8967-7ac733c56f12_story.html
2. http://www.wsj.com/articles/rethinking-the-politics-of-trade-1462920193

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Reasons for signing

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  • TPP is dangerous, destructive and un-American.
  • The President has been the victim of obstruction and undemocratic maneuvers by the current Congress. We cannot let him subvert the will of the new President and Congress by similar unethically pushing an expansive bill between the election and the time the new Congress takes office.