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Tell Your Congressperson: Stop CAFTA

call to action
UPDATE: House to vote on CAFTA Tonight... Tom Delay thinks ""It will be a tough vote but we'll pass CAFTA tonight"...Make your voice heard!

Here is a good resource at the NDN blog on CAFTA, and why we should support free trade, but that THIS CAFTA was the wrong way to do so.... and also, see this call to action from Sojourners. Tell your Congressperson to vote no on CAFTA...


"A year ago, The U.S. government and Central American governments signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement. But CAFTA will not be put into effect unless it passes both houses of Congress. A few weeks ago, CAFTA passed in the Senate, and the Administration plans to bring it to a vote in the House as early as next week.
CAFTA represents a preferential option for transnational corporations. If passed, the agreement would further impoverish Central America's workers and small farmers, as well as endangering the jobs of U.S. citizens. It would lower labor standards and entrench sweatshops and gender inequalities, forcing more and more Central Americans to migrate to city centers and to the United States.

As people of faith, we oppose the economic injustices that CAFTA would only amplify."
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7/27/2005 10:28:00 PM

In what was an extemely tight vote, this passed the House tonight by 2 votes, breaking down pretty much by party lines... Too bad, but a good hard fought battle...    



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