Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Trade?

A PDF with links to the candidate positions described above is online here.

In 2019, seventeen presidential candidates told Citizens Trade Campaign that President Trump’s then proposal for revising NAFTA “should not be enacted unless and until stronger labor and environmental terms with swift and certain enforcement are added and language on pharmaceutical monopolies that locks in high medicine prices is removed.”

Trade policy is a cross-cutting issue that affects jobs, wages, access to medicine, food safety, climate change and more. It also played a major role in the 2016 presidential election.

For far too long, U.S. trade policy has been set by corporate lobbyists cutting back-room deals outside of the public eye. The consequences of corporate-centered trade deals like NAFTA have been disastrous for working people and the planet.

Our position is simple: those vying to be president should be asked explain their vision for fair trade policy well before any elections.

Please sign this petition saying you want to hear 2020 presidential candidates’ positions on trade policy in the upcoming debates.

We will continue to deliver this petition to debate hosts, moderators, news outlets and others to ensure that trade policy is one of the issues candidates are asked to address.