Northeast Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19, Trade and Resilience

  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 • 4:30pm Eastern
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Free trade agreements that prioritize private profits over healthy communities have made the world far less resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic’s dual public health and economic crises.  Incredibly, corporate lobby groups are doubling-down on calls for new trade deals that could harm us even further.

Please RSVP online here to sign up for our free, virtual town hall on COVID-19 and trade policy.  Presenters include:

  • Dana Gill of Doctors Without Borders on how trade-related medicine monopolies raise healthcare costs and stifle medical innovation
  • Bryn Gay of Treatment Action Group on myths about drug development and pharmaceutical ingredient supply chain consolidation
  • Arthur Stamoulis of Citizens Trade Campaign on how bad trade policies have outsourced America’s medical equipment & PPE manufacturing capacity
  • Elaine Bernard of Harvard’s Labor and Worklife Program on ways the COVID-19 pandemic provides a window into both the climate crisis and climate solutions
  • Sharon Treat of the Institute on Agriculture and Trade Policy on preventing a corporate-driven “shock doctrine” moment in upcoming trade deals

There will also be plenty of time for your questions and comments, and we’ll end the town hall with ways that you can help build demand for new trade policies that work for working families.  Again, please RSVP online to join us.

Cosponsors include Citizens Trade Campaign, the New York Trade Justice Coalition, Maine Fair Trade Campaign and the Trade Justice Education Fund.  For more info, please contact