Small bands of ground roots groups have banded together to Stop the TPP. The NEWS was there.
A number of meetings have been held in this region of southern California hitting San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and LA Counties.
we did a little debriefing on the Fast track fight and then talked about our action plan moving forward from the Fast Track vote and towards the TPP vote. Basically, we want to let members of Congress know that we remember their vote on Fast Track and are watching for their vote on TPP. WE also want to lay the groundwork for the TPP to become a political issue in 2016, while deepening our coalition base of partner organizations for an ongoing campaign against the TPP.
What is happening right now is rounds of TPP negotiations are taking place right now in Hawaii. Negotiations are likely to be finalized by the end of July, which means we would likely see a vote around November. We will know more at the end of the month. Whenever the negotiations do end, the TPP text will be made available to members of Congress for 30 days, and then online to the public for 60 days.
After this 90 day period the White House signs the pact and submits implementing legislation to Congress. Once implementing legislation is submitted, votes have to happen within a certain number of days, possibly 45 days. The House votes first, then the Senate. It has to pass both Chambers to be approved. Given there is no filibuster or cloture vote once Fast Track is in place, there’s no shot of stopping it in the Senate now. We came close to 40 votes, but we’re not going to get to 51, at least not this year. Our main targets here in southern CA right now are House Congress members Julia Brownley, Adam Schiff, Scott Peters** and Susan Davis**. **- These people voted FOR fast track.
If you live in or around San Diego and are aware of what the TPP means, AND can take the time to do this, you can ‘bird dog’ these folks. Bird dogging is when you show up and raise your hand for a question, get recognized, and then as clearly as possible, ask a candidate if their vote on a certain bill will affect you on some personal issue. The person usually doesn’t see this coming and you can see them break cover they use to glaze over the voters with. If a few of the other questioners are aware of what you ask about, you are doing your political share in moving the message forward.
Ask Susan Davis “How her vote to Fast Track the TPP will affect your Retirement Security” Forum
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 5:45 P.M. Registration | 6:00 P.M. Program
Susan Davis will have presenters to provide you with helpful takeaways about Social Security and Medicare benefits.
The forum will be followed by a Q & A session where you can ask Susan Davis how the TPP will affect the security of either your retirement, or the retirement of a loved one! Event details are below. We hope to see you there!
Location: Bankers Hill, The San Diego Indoor Sports Club, 3030 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103-5516
Parking: Free parking available in front of the building.
Space is limited, so please click here to RSVP or call my office at 619-280-5353.
“Why did Susan Davis and Scott Peters Vote against Arts and Humanities by voting to Fast Track the TPP Workshop?”
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 – Time: 9:30 A.M. Registration | 10:00 A.M. Program
Please join Congresswoman Susan Davis and Congressman Scott Peters at a Grants Workshop for the Arts and Humanities, where you will have an opportunity to discuss with them why they voted against Arts and Humanities by voting to Fast track the TPP.
This event will include speakers from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to discuss funding opportunities for arts organizations and other non-profits, review the grant application process, and conclude with a panel Q&A session where you can ask questions about why Scott Peters and Susan Davis voted against Arts and Humanities by voting for Fast Track of the TPP.
Location: The Old Globe Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in Hattox Hall, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
Parking: Free parking available throughout Balboa Park.
Space is limited, so please click here to RSVP or call my office at 619-280-5353
Ask Scott Peters about voting to Fast Track the TPP Seminar
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 10:30am to 12:30pm Clairemont Lutheran Church 4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117
Join us and learn how to protect yourself. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this FREE seminar. Held in conjunction with the Contractors State Licence Board and Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center.
You will have an opportunity to ask Scott Peters “how he benefited seniors by voting for things like Fast Tracking the TPP.”