Recently, the Trump administration notified Congress that it plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement — better known as NAFTA — with powerful corporations and some in the president’s administration saying it simply needs to be “modernized.”
The U.S. Trade Representative’s office is accepting comments from the public until June 12. It’s important that working people speak up for ourselves now, the same as we did with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
NAFTA — to put it bluntly — was terrible for working families in the United States, as well as our allies to the north and south, Canada and Mexico. The terrible deal triggered job losses, closed auto factories, depressed wages and more power for corporations across all three countries.
Millions of working people stood united to make sure that the Trans-Pacific Partnership didn’t pass once we saw that the agreement left working people out in the cold. We have fought hard for trade policy that works for working folks and now is not the time to let up.
The North American Free Trade Agreement — better known as NAFTA — triggered job losses, depressed wages and more power for corporations.
The Trump administration notified Congress that it plans to “modernize” this horrible trade deal. It’s important we speak up now to make sure that working families are a priority in any renegotiated version of NAFTA.
Fill out the comment form on the right to tell the U.S. Trade Representative why working families must be prioritized in future trade deals. We provided talking points below for you to use in crafting your own statement:
- NAFTA has been a disaster for working people.
- Working people want a trade deal that works for everyone, not just corporations.
- Fixing NAFTA will take more than just “tweaks” or “modernization.”
- To make NAFTA work for working people, it must be transformed into an agreement that makes lives better for all in North America.
- NAFTA must raise wages, create high-quality jobs and invest in our people and infrastructure.
- NAFTA must remove its corporate privileges and focus instead on creating an inclusive, sustainable economy that puts people and the planet ahead of profits.
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