No to Fast Track for the TPP

PCASC and our friends at PCHRP (Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines)

On Saturday, January 3, PCASC joined with the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and other organizations to urge Sen. Ron Wyden to abandon his support for fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Fast tracking could further limit debate and hasten the passage of the agreement, negotiated in secret and described as “NAFTA on steroids.”

More than 20 years later, the devastating effects of North American Free Trade Agreement are well documented. NAFTA has displaced farmers and increased poverty in Mexico. Subsequent free trade agreements (FTAs) have had similar impacts on countries in Latin America and across the globe.