For ten years we’ve been building a movement in Oregon strong enough to challenge trade policy that puts corporate profit before people and the planet. Together we’ve promoted fair trade by educating and mobilizing our fellow union members, environmentalists, church and community groups. We’ve held elected officials accountable for their positions on trade. And we’ve put the brakes on Fast Track, an undemocratic process used to push bad trade deals through Congress.
Now we invite you to join us in celebrating a decade of fair trade advocacy by attending:
Saturday, October 18, 2014 5:30pm doors open, 6:00 to 8:00pm dinner & program
At the SEIU 503 Hall, 6401 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97206
During our 10 year anniversary celebration, we will be honoring one of Oregon’s fair trade champions – Senator Jeff Merkley.
Toast our successes with Oregon’s most-dedicated fair trade advocates as well as our Keynote Speaker, Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.
Lori Wallach is a Harvard-trained lawyer who’s been at the forefront of the fair trade movement for over 25 years. She is a powerhouse when it comes to standing for the public interest in international trade agreements; addressing Congress and foreign parliaments, and the media. However, it’s her talent for “translating” complex trade jargon into plain English that has empowered communities across the globe to fight corporate free trade agreements.
Wallach has been described as “Ralph Nader with a sense of humor” in the Wall Street Journal, “the Trade Debate’s Guerrilla Warrior” in the National Journal, and “Madame Defarge of Seattle” by the Institute for International Economics. In 1992 Wallach founded ORFTC’s national organization, Citizens Trade Campaign.