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September 07, 2010

California says NO to more job-killing FTAs

As thousands of Californians struggle to find employment, state leaders are sending a message to Washington to hold off on more free trade agreements (FTAs) that fuel the "race to the bottom." Last week, the California legislature passed Assembly Joint Resolution 27 a vote of 48 to 27. The resolution urges the U.S. Congress to oppose the Colombia FTA.

Lead sponsor Asm. Torrico explains why it's important for the U.S. Congress to take a stand for fair trade:

 

Although it is unlikely that the Colombia FTA will be taken up by Congress imminently, the South Korea FTA - another Bush-negotiated trade pact - is making its way toward Congress quickly. State legislators in several states have been weighing in with the Obama administration on the South Korea FTA in recent weeks. They have been asking that he hold true to his campaign promises to change the failed trade model by fixing the Bush- Korea FTA. 

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acommoner

US American Jobs will not return to the USA until our Government adopts
a policy of Fair Free Trade. That all products and/or services offered for sale in the USA
market must be produced and/or provided in accordance with all USA; quality, safety,
health, environment and wage standards. Go to: www.manifestry.info > Fair Free Trade

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