The Trade Stories Project provides opportunities for people whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by existing trade agreements to actively participate in trade policy debates. In doing so, the project seeks to increase public awareness, participation and accountability surrounding questions of trade policy. This website is one tool through which affected individuals can share their stories and get involved.
Broad policy objectives shared among the Trade Stories Project’s sponsoring organizations include:
- Starting over on pending trade deals that were negotiated by the Bush administration but not yet approved by Congress;
- Establishing mandatory new criteria for future trade agreements, and renegotiating or scrapping existing deals that do not meet those standards; and
- Increasing transparency, oversight and democratic participation in trade policymaking.
- Funding for the Trade Stories Project was provided by the Solidago Foundation, Moriah Foundation and individuals like yourself. Please support our work by making a donation to any of the organizations listed below, earmarked “Trade Stories Project.”
Media inquiries should be directed to Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign at (503) 736-9777.
Maine Fair Trade Campaign
238 Goddard Rd
Lewiston, ME 04240
Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition
2511 Franklin Ave East
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Ohio Conference on Fair Trade
PO Box 06595
Columbus, OH 43206
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
310 SW 4th Ave #436
Portland, OR 97204
Washington Fair Trade Coalition
606 Maynard Ave S, Ste 252
Seattle, WA 98104