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Emerson,

Here’s some exciting and scary news: decision-makers and the media are saying that the TPP Internet censorship plan is at a make-or-break stage.1 Use our special tool to send a message right to decision-makers now.

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In an effort to hide from public view, key TPP bureaucrats just met in Guam to “narrow down the issues that should be left to high-level political decisions” Put simply: it’s now up to Trade Ministers and top officials to make the difficult choices.2


This means we need to reach these decision-makers ASAP. Send a message to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today: do not cement into place new powers to censor expression and our online lives.

The more we know about the TPP, the scarier it gets. A recent UN report raised concerns about how the TPP threatens human rights, and impedes access to science and culture.3

What’s worse, under the TPP, your Trade Representative gets special powers to challenge any laws in other countries that they deem unacceptable through the so-called ‘certification’ process.4 No other country claims this power. Does that sound fair to you?

Already over 40 Parliamentarians from TPP countries have voiced their opposition to this impending unfair scheme.5

Stand with Parliamentarians around the world, and tell Michael Froman today: don’t overwrite our laws to censor the Internet!

The TPP’s regulations will supercede our domestic rules, and favour those being advanced by unaccountable, unelected lobbyists.

Recent media coverage6 has confirmed that TPP is at a make or break stage—now is the time to act. Make sure Michael Froman hears this message from you: don’t overwrite our laws to censor the Internet.

This deal is not good for the Internet, and we won’t stand for it. Use our special tool to make sure your Trade Representative hears the message today.

For free expression,

-Meghan, on behalf of your OpenMedia team

P.S.: OpenMedia is a small team fighting a big battle. Every bit of support you can give us helps! Chip in $5 today and help us make sure the Internet remains free for everyone.

Footnotes
[1],[6] Pacific trade deal could be two weeks away if US fast-track measure passes. Source: The Guardian.
[2] Intellectual property issues viewed as last TPP hurdle. Source: Japan Times.
[3] UN Experts Say TPP and Fast Track Threaten Human Rights. Source: EFF.
[4] TPP: No Certification. Source.
[5] Canadian MPs Join International Legislators to Oppose “Certification” in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, say it Endangers Country Sovereignty. Source: Common Dreams.


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Emerson -


The fight to stop the bill that would fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership is about to reach its climax -- and with your help, we can win a stunning victory.


On Friday the Senate passed the Fast Track bill. It was a close and disappointing vote, but based on the cloture votes that preceded it, the outcome was not a surprise.


Here's what we also know: our best chance to stop the TPP has always been in the House.


Your activism has made a big difference. Right now, the Fast Track bill doesn't have the votes to pass in the House. Republicans can't pass it on their own. So John Boehner is hoping Democrats will bail him out and give him the votes he needs to pass this bill and limit Congress's ability to amend the TPP. Democrats are reluctant to vote for it -- they know this is a bad bill, and they also know that the Democratic base is strongly opposed to Fast Track and the TPP.


That's why now is the time to flood the House with calls from Democracy for America members like you and tell our representatives to stop Fast Track for the TPP. Can you call your Representative right now?


YES, I will call my Representative right now and tell them: Don't destroy American jobs. Vote against Fast Track for the TPP.


NO, but I will chip in $3 to support DFA's campaign to stop Fast Track and the TPP.


Even if you live in a district represented by a Republican, we need you to pick up the phone and make the call. Representatives from both parties are on the fence regarding the Fast Track bill.


You stood with Elizabeth Warren when she took on the White House to stop the nomination of investment banker Antonio Weiss to an important Treasury Department post. We can win another victory against the big corporations -- but only if DFA members like you take action.


There is simply no excuse for any Representative who votes for Fast Track. Like a vote for the Iraq War or statements of support for the Social Security-cutting Bowles-Simpson plan, a vote for Fast Track and the TPP will never be forgotten and will haunt members of Congress for years to come.


The White House and the big corporations are pulling out all the stops to lobby the House to pass the Fast Track bill. There's no time to lose. Can you pick up the phone and give your Representative a call today?


YES, I will call my Representative and tell them to vote against Fast Track for the TPP.


NO, but I will chip in $3 to help DFA defeat the Fast Track bill.


Thank you for standing with DFA, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders against Fast Track and the TPP.


- Robert


Robert Cruickshank, Senior Campaign Manager

Democracy for America

"To each his own and dont flee from problems, the problems of a country can be fixed. Dont leave them because you can. Stand and fix them."
-E

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