Last October, Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership corporate trade deal. This was HUGE -- because Clinton is seen as the favorite to win the American presidency, and without the U.S., the TPP is all but dead.
But now one of Clinton's closest political allies just told a newspaper that if she's elected, she'll switch positions and sign the TPP after all.
This comes just days after Clinton allies lobbied to keep opposition to the TPP out of the Democratic Party's official platform.
But if we can make Secretary Clinton keep restating her current position again and again between now and November, we can make it politically impossible for her to switch. Will you chip in to help keep the pressure on?
If it's true that Clinton plans to switch positions after the election, it's a massive betrayal of the public trust.
You see, when Clinton came out against the TPP last October, that was a major reversal of her position at the time. She even wrote a book calling the TPP the "gold standard" of trade deals.
As the public learned more about the corporate handouts and anti-consumer provisions in this deal, more and more voters have come out against it. And today, the TPP is so unpopular that presidential candidates in both major political parties have come out against it.
But the news that Clinton plans to switch positions came from Terry McAuliffe, one of the Clintons' biggest fundraisers and someone The Washington Post said was "as close as family" to Hillary -- so we have to take it seriously.
So here's the plan to hold her to her commitment to oppose the TPP: Between now and and November, we're going to keep asking her and her political allies about whether she can be trusted to keep her promise. And if we can make her repeat her opposition to TPP enough times, it will become virtually impossible politically for her to flip after the election. Will you chip in today?