The New York City Council will vote on Tuesday, April 28, on Resolution No. 576, declaring NYC a “TPP-free zone.”
Please join the Monday, April 27 press conference and public hearing, to make your voice heard — the TPP and the effort to “fast-track” it through Congress are of critical importance to climate, environmental, and economic and social justice efforts. The fast track bill was voted out of committee and will go to a floor vote in both houses of Congress very soon. It’s critical that we send our message now that the nation’s largest city opposes the TPP and fast-tracking it through Congress.
8:45 am, Monday, April 27: Press Conference on the steps of New York City Hall.
Who: Communications Workers of America, Sierra Club NYC Group, New York City Central Labor Council, NYS AFL-CIO, Food & Water Watch, Moveon.org, United Steel Workers, SEIU Local 32BJ, Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Working Families Party, Alliance for Retired Americans, WEACT for Environmental Justice, NYS Nurses Association, Trade Justice NY Metro.
Confirmed Speakers: Councilmember and prime sponsor Helen Rosenthal, Josh Fox, Gasland, Zephyr Teachout, and leaders from above-listed groups.
Activists will go directly from the press conference to a 10 am public hearing at 250 Broadway (next to City Hall), 16th Floor Committee Room. You’ll need photo ID. If you’d like to speak, you’ll have 3 minutes to deliver your comments.
For further info about the press conference and hearing, go to the Facebook event page, HERE.
For analysis of the TPP — 350.org: Say No to Corporate Power Grab
NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand needs further convincing to oppose the TPP. Please call her office to urge her “no” vote: (212) 688-6262.