Long Island Panel Urges Constitutent Action to Stop TPP
On January 28th, a panel of anti-TPP activists spoke at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, Long Island. The event was intended to mobilize Long Island activists to take action vs. TPP. Long Island is a critical battleground in the fight against TPP. Long Island's Congressional representatives include the retiring Steve Israel, staunch free trade Republican Peter King, Fast Track turncoat Kathleen Rice, and notious free trader Gregory Meeks, one of Congress' strongest TPP supporters. Speakers addressed labor, environmental, and food safety concerns about TPP and urged Long Islanders to take action.
The panel was sponsored by UUCSR Social Justice Committee, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Long Island MoveOn.org, New York State Alliance for Retired Americans, Long Island Federation of Labor, Long Island Progressive Coalition, Communication Workers of America, Grassroots Environmental Education, ReachOut America, Green Party of Nassau County, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, TradeJustice New York Metro, and Global Justice for Animals and the Environment.
Listen to a recording of the event: