Sample Letter on Trade

The House version of the TRADE Act (H.R. 3012) already has over 130 co-sponsors while the Senate version has only seven supporters. Please use this sample letter to urge your Senators to co-sponsor the TRADE Act, S.2821. The seven Senators who already support the bill are: Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) bill sponsor; Sen. Robert Casey (PA); Sen. Byron Dorgan (ND); Sen. Russell Feingold (WI); Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR); Sen. Bernard Sanders (VT); and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI). If these are one your senators, please send them a thank-you note for supporting the TRADE Act.

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Dear Senator:

I am writing in support of the Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act S. 2821. Please consider signing on as a co-sponsor.

Decades of U.S. trade policy have erased jobs here in the U.S., displaced farmers abroad, and undermined labor, consumer, and environmental protections.  U.S. trade policies and agreements should, instead, contribute to people’s livelihoods, sustainable development, and the alleviation of poverty.  This serves not only a humanitarian objective, but also the long-term interests of the United States.  When our global neighbors experience true human security and a more hopeful future, people in the U.S. will be more secure. Trade policies must work to advance the common good rather than the interests of a few.

The proposed TRADE Act lays out a framework for re-evaluating U.S. trade policy and re-shaping it so that it serves the common good in providing stable jobs, environmental protections, public health, and poverty reduction. It sets standards for what must and must not be included in future trade agreements, and requires a comprehensive review of existing trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA that are failing to serve the most vulnerable in the U.S. and our trading partner countries.

I urge you to sign on as a co-sponsor to the TRADE Act to clearly demonstrate your commitment to a trade agenda that actually works for the majority of the world’s people.


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