Rally Urges Delaney to Vote No on "Fast Track" as Gaithersburg Joins Continent-Wide Day of Protests

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rally Urges Delaney to Vote No on (Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Maryland residents rallied outside Rep. John Delaney’s (D, MD) Gaithersburg office at noon last Friday to urge him to vote no on “Fast Track” legislation, a method used to rush dangerous free trade agreements through Congress with limited oversight. A wide range of groups joined together to oppose the undemocratic process, including UFCW, CWA, Teamsters, the Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO, the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, and Flush the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “Fast track is the wrong track,” said Josh Ardison, of UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO. “We are strongly opposed to the ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’ and the devastating effects it will have on working families. NAFTA has not worked and neither will the TPP.” The rally was part of a North American Day of Action, during which more than 50 cities across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada marked this month’s twenty-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Click here for the complete local report.
– photo courtesy Flush the TPP


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