To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

TPP: No To Post-Election "Etch-a-Sketch"

Take a stand now on the TPP and pledge that you will keep the same position after the election.

Why is this important?

In an interview from Davos with Bloomberg TV on January 20, Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, a top lobbyist for the pro-corporate-power Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] agreement, assured viewers that if Hillary Clinton wins the Presidential election, she will support the TPP, even though she opposes it now. [1]

Inside U.S. Trade reported: "The Chamber president said he expected Hillary Clinton would ultimately support the TPP if she becomes the Democratic nominee for president and is elected. He argued that she has publicly opposed the deal chiefly because her main challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has also done so. 'If she were to get nominated, if she were to be elected, I have a hunch that what runs in the family is you get a little practical if you ever get the job,' he said." [2]

Donohue also said TPP will not be voted on prior to the election because Senate Republicans do not want to do anything that could jeopardize Republican Senators in close races. But he said he believed there was a 75 percent chance that TPP would get done in the lame-duck session after the election. [3]

Voters have the right to know now what Democratic and Republican politicians will do on the TPP after the election, yes or no. Urge Members of Congress to take a stand now and pledge to stick to that stand after the election by signing our petition.

References:
1. "Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Survive?" Bloomberg TV, January 20, 2016, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2016-01-20/will-the-trans-pacific-partnership-deal-survive-
2. "White House Calls Business To TPP Meeting; Donohue Sees Lame Duck Vote," Inside U.S. Trade, January 27, 2016
3. "White House Calls Business To TPP Meeting; Donohue Sees Lame Duck Vote," Inside U.S. Trade, January 27, 2016

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