During the election, Donald Trump said that he was against corporate trade deals like NAFTA.
He lied. In fact, he's now barreling toward a new NAFTA that's even worse than the old one.
Unless we act, Trump and his billionaire-serving administration will forge a NAFTA that delivers even more profit to massive corporations and hurts working people more than ever.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative just closed an extremely short public comment period on NAFTA and will hold a public hearing on June 27 -- just over a week from today. So we need to work around the clock to block Trump from ramming though a new NAFTA -- a NAFTA on steroids -- that's even worse for people and the environment than the old one. Will you chip in to help block it?
It's clear that Trump plans to keep the worst aspects of the massive trade deal: more handouts to industry and fewer protections for labor, health, and safety.
The new NAFTA is poised to maintain the investor-state dispute courts that punish governments for protecting their citizens from corporate greed. It could retain the unfair rules that make it easy for drug companies to gouge the sick and dying for profit.
But it doesn't have to be this way. We can renegotiate NAFTA and draft a transparent, democratic agreement that puts the people in all three countries first, not corporations. We can strengthen labor, environmental and health standards for industry, climate, and food systems.
We've already stood up to trade deals that sacrifice our rights for the sake of corporate profits. We banded together to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership in its tracks -- a deal that Trump himself withdrew the U.S. from. Now, we need to channel that same energy to demand that Trump deliver a trade deal that protects people and the environment from corporate greed.
We're partnering with Global Trade Watch, an international watchdog organization, to make sure that billionaire CEOs aren't the only voices that the Trump administration hears when negotiations open. And we're mobilizing grassroots support in advance of next week's public hearing in Washington, D.C. Will you chip in today?