Unions, Allies Target Delaney in "10 Days To Stop Fast Track" Campaign

Friday, January 31, 2014

Unions, Allies Target Delaney in (Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

With key lawmakers greasing the skids for Democratic President Barack Obama’s “fast track” trade proposal, unions and 60 allied groups have launched a “10 Days To Stop Fast Track” coalition to kill it, with nationwide protests scheduled for today, including a noontime demo at Rep. John Delaney’s (D, MD 6) Gaithersburg office. The aim of the drive, which CWA is coordinating, is to put enough pressure on lawmakers to get them to deep-six fast track, also called Trade Promotion Authority.  Some 150 House Democrats and 28 Republicans already oppose fast track.  The campaign runs through the end of January. It includes a national “Call Congress Day” on Jan. 29, meetings with lawmakers in their districts  and use of social media such as reddit, and a “twitterstorm” during Obama’s Jan. 28 State of the Union address, opposing his demand for quick approval of fast track. Click here for more, including an online petition. - PAI


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