A presentation by the Connecticut Fair Trade Coalition on the Trans Pacific Partnership will be held at the Roxbury Congregational Church tonight. Part of the presentation will be about how TPP will affect jobs, the environment, human rights, health care, food and product safety standards and more. Representatives from MoveOn.org, Democracy for America - Fairfield County, and Sierra Club will be among the speakers.
The event Tuesday from 7pm 8:30pm.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement among twelve of the Pacific Rim countries - notably not including China. TPP writes the rules for global trade. It will reportedly make it easier for American entrepreneurs, farmers, and small business owners to sell Made-In-America products abroad by eliminating more than 18,000 taxes and other trade barriers on American products across the 11 other countries in the agreement.
Critics argue TPP will intensify competition between countries' labor forces. The biggest criticism on the campaign trail is that alleges that TPP was done in secretive negotiations to make sweeping changes without voters' knowledge.