Pocan Launches #TruthInTrade Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today began a two week long campaign to highlight the harmful effects free trade agreements, like NAFTA, have had on our economy and environment. The goal for this campaign is to raise awareness about the serious health, safety, and economic risks associated with fast-tracking trade deals. From Big Tobacco making it easier for teens to buy cigarettes to the impact on jobs here at home, these stories will show the true consequences if free trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) are fast-tracked through Congress using Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). More information about #TruthinTrade is available here.
“Wisconsinites have seen what happens when these types of free trade deals are rushed through Washington: contaminated food and toys, closed factories, and lost jobs,” Representative Pocan said. “If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to make the same mistakes of the past. I am launching this campaign to raise awareness about the serious health, safety, and economic risks associated with massive trade deals. Congress must have the time to conduct thorough and careful oversight of trade agreements that could have serious consequences for our constituents.”