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As Negotiatiors Meet in Brunei This Week, Rep. Wu Calls for TPP to Have a Democracy Clause

From the press release:

"Congressman David Wu sent a letter today to President Obama calling on the president to ensure that all U.S. trade agreements, particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently being negotiated, promote democracy and fundamental human rights. The letter highlights the human rights violations that occur in some of the TPP partner countries, such as Brunei, the host country for the current round of talks, and encourages the inclusion of a 'democracy clause' in the TPP agreement to set clear standards on democracy and human rights."

Congressman Wu is a member of the President's Export Council.

Read the full letter here.

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Richard Shaper

Really? How about democracy for the USA? We have the choice to elect from either party the candidates that corporations, unions, and other interest groups with money and lobbyists put up. Let's recreate our own form of democracy before we put our noses in others' businesses. And, let's focus instead on our industrial and economic development policies to help our own economy.

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