Gillibrand Announces Opposition to Fast Track!
Our Gillibrand Lobbying Team:
Mike Gendron (Communication Workers of America Local 1108), Joel Kupferman (NY Environmental Law and Justice Project), Susan Metz (Park Slope Food Coop International Trade Education Squad), Alex Beauchamp (Food and Water Watch), Anthony Rogers-Wright (Environmental Action), Marty Rajandran (Granny Peace Brigade), Jeanne Bergman (New York for Democracy), Donna Stein (New York City Friends of Clearwater), Carl Arnold (Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter), Tamara Natalia, Michael Tikili (Health Global Access Project), Freddy Castiblanco (Polo Democratico Alternativo), Michiko Takatani (MoveOn Queens Council), Adam Weissman (Global Justice for Animals and the Environment), and Stephanie Low (Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter TPP Task Force). View more photos here.
On Monday, May 4th, 15 fair trade advocates representing 20 TradeJustice New York Metro member and ally groups met with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Special Assistant for Economic Development to express our concerns about Fast Track and the terrible trade deals it will help railroad through Congress. Two days later, we received this exciting news:
From: "Morning Trade"
Date: May 6, 2015 at 10:01:45 AM EDT
Subject: POLITICO's Morning Trade: Reidís power play rankles GOP ó 12 Dems press Obama on human rights, labor in TPP ó ISDS debate intensifies in Europe
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's office told POLITICO on Tuesday that the New York Democrat would vote 'no' on TPA. "She has serious concerns about it and about how previous trade deals have been implemented, many of which have had negative long-term impacts on Upstate New York manufacturing jobs," her spokeswoman, Lauren Passalacqua, said in an email.
Please call Senator Gillibrand at (202) 224-4451 or email using her webform at to express your thanks!
Also please write to your local newspaper to express your thanks for Senator Gillibrand's opposition to Fast Track -- and to ask why Reps. Meeks, Zeldin, and King are supporting it -- using this letter writing tool.