Bush Pushes Dangerous Trade Deal

The Bush administration is pushing for a major trade deal that would hurt ordinary working Americans by exporting even more jobs. This deal, called the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), is like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of 10 years ago but much bigger. The FTAA would apply to the 34 countries and 800 million people throughout North and South America. The FTAA would trade away millions more U.S. jobs. Act now to oppose FTAA by clicking on the link below or keep reading for more information.

This week, representatives of the governments of these countries are meeting in Miami to negotiate the details of this trade deal. To ensure these trade ministers won’t hear only from Big Business and huge corporations, working families are sending tens of thousands of messages opposing passage of the FTAA.
Union members, environmentalists, students, people of faith and others are gathering in Miami to rally and protest unfair trade deals that destroy jobs in the United States and hurt workers’ rights everywhere.

Millions of postcards from around the world opposing FTAA will be presented to these leaders. Add your voice to the movement for fair trade, good jobs and workers’ rights. Please take one minute right now to click on the link below to take action against FTAA.

One magazine called this new trade deal “NAFTA on steroids.” Unfair trade has destroyed millions of American manufacturing jobs over the past decade, including more than 2.7 million jobs since President Bush entered office. But the outsourcing of jobs isn’t just hurting manufacturing. A study from the University of California, Berkeley predicts more than 14 million U.S. white-collar jobs will be outsourced in the coming years.

Cast your ballot now to Stop FTAA. Then spread the word about FTAA by forwarding this message to your friends, family and co-workers or by clicking on the link below.

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