CASA Heads to Capitol Hill to Say “No” to “Fast Track” for the TPP Trade Deal

Posted March 3, 2015 /

March 3, 2015

 

** Media Advisory **

 

CASA Heads to Capitol Hill to Say “No” to “Fast Track” for the TPP Trade Deal

 

(Hyattsville, MD) – This Wednesday, March 4th, leaders and members of CASA will head to the U.S. Congress to urge U.S. Senators and Members of Congress to oppose “fast track” authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

 

CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres also will be speaking at a 12 PM press conference on Capitol Hill featuring multiple Members of Congress and several outside organization leaders making the case against “fast track” for the TPP. The event will be held at the Capitol Visitors Center, HVC 215.

 

In December, Gustavo Torres and other immigrant rights leaders issued a sign-on letter that called for our nation’s trade policies to “come to grips with its impact on our trading partners and the unintended consequences of forced migration” (access English and Spanish versions of sign-on letter). As Congress considers “fast track” for the TPP, CASA leaders and members will share reflections on how past corporate friendly trade deals like NAFTA and CAFTA helped accelerate mass-migration to the United States.

 

WHAT

CASA Head to Capitol Hill to Say “No” to “Fast Track” for the TPP Trade Deal, and Press conference.

WHO

Gustavo A. Torres, Executive Director of CASA

Rep. Rose DeLauro

Rep. Peter DeFazio

Rep. Keith Ellison

Rep. Raul Grijalva

Tom Chamberlain, Oregon AFL-CIO President

Art Pulaski, California AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Officer

Ilana Solomon, Director of Sierra Club’s Responsible Trade Program

And 80 CASA members.

 

WHEN

Wednesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

 

WHERE

Capitol Visitors Center, HVC 215.

East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SET UP INTERVIEWS WITH CASA LOBBY DAY ATTENDEES AND/OR GUSTAVO TORRES,

 

CONTACT: Susana Flores sflores@weareacasa.org, 240-706-2624

 

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