Bernie Sanders’s new group Our Revolution is now reaching out to all progressives to immediately get involved with trying to shut down the TPP legislation vote which can take place in Congress within a few weeks. It’s up to Congress how soon it will be voted upon, but Obama is pushing this issue. (You can read more on

Volunteers will be having a booth at Tivoli Day and setting up at Cronig’s to inform people how important this issue is for the nation and the need to create a groundswell of objection to this legislation so our legislators vote this down. People need to contact their representative. TPP will be an expansion of NAFTA and here’s one major problem with NAFTA as cited by the Huffington Post:

“TransCanada Corp. is moving forward with its attempt to seek more than $15 billion compensation under the North American Free Trade Agreement following the U.S. government’s rejection of the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.”

NAFTA already allows corporations to sue nations (our federal government) when our laws stop them from making profits? TPP will expand NAFTA to 40 per cent of the entire globe and governments will become vulnerable to the same sort of corporate attacks.

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Paul Lazes
Vineyard Haven