#StopFastTrack Week of Action

[UPDATE: Congress heard over a million voices opposed to Fast Track during the Week of Action.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  You can still contract Congress now using the “take action” button on the right-hand side of this page.]

Please join us from November 8 – 14 for a new #StopFastTrack Week of Action, aimed at preventing harmful trade agreements from being rushed through Congress.  

This week of action comes as President Obama and other heads of state head to Asia in attempt to push forward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  It also comes as the Lame Duck session of Congress gets underway, with various Congressional leaders calling for Fast Track legislation to be considered then.

This is a time of year when a lot of people take a break after the elections, and start getting ready for the holidays, such that political accountability is very low.  We need your help remaining vigilant so that Fast Track does not sneak through then or in early 2015.

Details about the #StopFastTrack Week of Action are on the website StopFastTrack.com, but here are the basics on how you can make a difference.


Here’s an initial list of events taking place throughout the country:

Beaumont TPP Rally
Saturday, November 15 * 1:00pm
Outside Walmart on 2nd Street
Highland Springs & 2nd St * Beaumont, CA
Contact: Sharon Geiser, geisersharon@yahoo.com

Sacramento Community Forum on the TPP & Fast Track – Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy!

Wednesday, November 12 * 5:30pm
SEIU Local 1000
1325 S St * Sacramento, CA
Contact: Xiomara Castro, xiomara@citizenstrade.org
#StopFastTrack Overhead Light Brigade
Monday, November 10 * 5:00pm
Taylor Street Overpass over I-8
RSVP Online: https://www.facebook.com/events/858778814167627/
Contact: Kali Gochmanosky, kali@citizenstrade.org
San Diego #StopFastTrack Rally
Wednesday, November 12 * 4:00pm
Outside Congresswoman Susan Davis’ Office
2700 Adams Ave * San Diego, CA
Contact: Kali Gochmanosky, kali@citizenstrade.org
Rally: Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy
Friday, November 7, 2014 *12:00pm
Outside Rep. Jared Polis’ Office
4770 Baseline Rd. * Boulder, CO
RSVP Online: bit.ly/FastTrackRallyCO
Contact: Carolyn Bninski, Carolyn.Bninski@gmail.com
Veterans’ Day Fast Track Protest (MoveOn Metro Denver Council)
Tuesday, November 11 * 5:00pm
Veterans Park at the Capitol
200 E. Colfax Ave * Denver, CO
Contact: Laura Avant, lavant04@comcast.net
Fast Track Opposition Commitment Appreciation Presentation
Date and Time TBA * Contact Event Organizer
South Florida AFL-CIO
4349 NW 36th St * Miami, FL
Contact: Fred Frost, frost180@bellsouth.net
Reminding Rep. Castor to Help #StopFastTrack (Tampa MoveOn.org)
Thursday, November 13 * 12:00pm
Outside Rep. Castor’s Office
4144 N Armenia Ave * Tampa, FL
RSVP Online: https://www.facebook.com/events/677294822367924/
Contact: Chris Radulich, cradulich@yahoo.com
Contact: Harriet Heywood, harrietheywood@gmail.com
Mike Quigley Has Mail (#StopFastTrack Literature Drop)
Saturday, November 8 * 2:00 – 4:00pm
Lakeview/Wrigleyville Neighborhood * Chicago, IL
Contact: Carson Starkey, iltrade@citizenstrade.org
Rally Against Fast Track in Elgin
Sunday, November 9 * 1:00pm
Eligin Public Library
270 North Grove Avenue * Elgin, IL
Contact: Carson Starkey, iltrade@citizenstrade.org
#StopFastTrack Accountability Phone Bank
Monday, November 10 * 5:00 – 7:00pm
Workers United Office
333 South Ashland Ave * Chicago, IL
Contact: Carson Starkey, iltrade@citizenstrade.org
Protest: Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy, Rep. Neal!
Wednesday, November 12 * 8:00am
Outside the Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Warf * Boston, MA
Contact: Pat Fiero, patfiero@yahoo.com 
New York
#StopFastTrack Leafleting
Wednesday, November 12 * 12:00pm
Downhill from State Capitol Building
State & Eagles Sts. * Albany, NT
Contact: Susan DuBois, sjdubois@acmenet.net
Fast Track Protest at Sen. Wyden & Rep. Blumenauer’s Offices
Friday, November 14 * 12:00pm
Gather Outside Rep. Blumenauer’s Office
729 NE Oregon St * Portland, OR
Contact: Elizabeth Swager, elizabeth@oregonfairtrade.org
#StopFastTrack Rally
Thursday, November 13 * 12:00pm
Outside Rep. Dent’s Office
3900 Hamilton Blvd * Allentown, PA
Contact: Amy Conahan, amy@citizenstrade.org
Stop Fast Track Rally (Occupy Bellingham)
Saturday, November 8 * 2:00 – 6:00pm
Holly and Railroad * Bellingham, WA
Contact: Dianne Foster, diannefoster234@gmail.com
Rep. Heck, Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy! Light Brigade Action
Monday, November 10 * 5:30pm
Near the Korean War Memorial
Capitol East Plaza Lawn * Olympia, WA
RSVP Online: https://www.facebook.com/events/774599345921565/
Contact: Gillian Locascio, gillian@washingtonfairtrade.org
Fast Track Protest at Rep. Kilmer’s Office
Thursday, November 13 * 1:00pm
Outside Rep. Kilmer’s Office
332 E. 5th St * Port Angeles, WA
Contact: Andrea Radich, andreasangels@msn.com
Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy! Light Brigade Action
Tuesday, November 11 * 5:00 – 6:30pm
Federal Building
915 2nd Ave (btw Marion St & Madison St)* Seattle, WA
RSVP Online: https://www.facebook.com/events/297265820474582/
Contact: Gillian Locascio, gillian@washingtonfairtrade.org