Ask them to cosponsor the 2009 TRADE Act
We need your help to change the future of trade policy.
Last year, with your support, over 80 members of the U.S. House and Senate cosponsored landmark legislation setting forth a progressive vision for future trade agreements. The Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act frames a bold new debate, marking out policy space needed for a more balanced way to expand trade.
We now need you to urge your congressional members to cosponsor the 2009 TRADE act.
We expect this snowballing reform initiative to be reintroduced soon. Can you please email, call or fax your members of congress today, and ask them to sign on as cosponsors? (A sample message is located below.)
First introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Mike Michaud, “The TRADE Act” enjoyed support from hundreds of faith, farm, labor and environmental groups last year. By February of 2009, over 350 organizations sent a joint letter to congress backing the 2009 TRADE Act, saying it "offers a helpful roadmap for new policies that could rebuild a consensus in favor of expanded trade.”
But to bring about this real change, we need you to contact your elected officials, and ask them to support trade reform we can all believe in. Be sure to leave your home address and to ask for a written response.
Here are three ways to do so:
1) Contact members of Congress here. Personalize a message to all of your members in the House and Senate.
2) Contact your members of Congress by phone. Call 202-224-3121 and tell the capitol switchboard operator to connect you to your member's office. Ask confidently to speak to the "Trade L.A.", and request the member cosponsor the TRADE Act. Be sure to leave your address.
3) Contact your member by mail. If you want to go old school, visit www.congress.org to send paper snail mail. Type in your zip code, click on representative, and go to the "contact" tab. Send a postcard or letter to the Washington D.C. postal address.