Street Theater & Protest to
Push Hillary Clinton to Oppose the Peru Free Trade Agreement
Join us for a street theater Tug-of-War between corporate corporate
interests and sellout Democrats and trade justice advocates and John Edwards --
with both sides pulling Hillary Clinton! (We're not endorsing John
Edwards (or anyone) for president-- we just
think it's cool that he's challenging Hillary on her Peru vote.)
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13th, Noon.
WHERE: 780 Third Ave at 48th
If you'd like to volunteer to make signs, copy flyers, or make outreach calls
to get people to come out for the protest, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (347) 905-7334.
Sponsored by the NYC People's Referendum on Free Trade, a coalition of Latin
American solidarity, AIDS, animal rights, environmental,
and labor rights organization and activists united in opposition to
pro-corporate, anti-public interest free trade agreements.
How will Hillary Clinton vote on the Peru
Free Trade Agreement?
Sellout, Bush-lovin' Democrats in
the House today betrayed workers, the environment, people with AIDS, wildlife,
farmed animals, Peru's social security beneficiaries, indigenous people, family
farmers, Afro-Peruvians, advocates of free software, small businesses-- really
everyone but big corporations like Wal-mart,
Citigroup, Occidental Petroleum, and corporate agribusiness groups like the
National Pork Producers Council.
Despite the disgraceful "leadership" of corporate hacks like Charlie
Rangel, Nancy Pelosi, Sander Levin, Steny Hoyer,
Joseph Crowley, and Rahm Emmanuel, a majority of
Democrats stood strong for trade justice and voted against the agreement,
including New York Reps Nydia Velazquez, Jose Serrano, and Jerrold
Nadler. Sadly, Gary Ackerman, Gregory Meeks, Edolphus
Towns, Yvette Clarke, Carolyn Maloney, Anthony Weiner, Elliot Engel, Vito Fosella, and of course, Rangel and Crowley lacked the
conviction and integrity their colleagues displayed and voted for the
Now the battle shifts to the Senate...
John Edwards and trade justice advocates are pushing Hillary Clinton to vote
"NO!", but corporate interests and the House Democratic leadership
are pulling in the other direction. Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 1PM for a Tug-o-Hillary-- a fun and educational
street theater event street theater event that we'll use to dramatize Hillary's
current fence-sitter position-- and hopefully pull her over to the side of
With Edwards publicly criticizing Hillary's failure to declare how she intends
to vote, we're faced with a unique opportunity to
bring public attention to an agreement that has largely flown below the radar
of the US
If Hillary votes "no" on the Peru FTA, this will be a huge embarassment for Losercrats
Rangel and Pelosi, and will make it politically difficult for them to bring any
more free trade agreements to a vote before the 2008 presidential-election.
Hillary knows that US voters OPPOSE NAFTA-style free trade deals, so she's been
talking the trade justice talk lately; now let's make her walk the walk!