Turn one vote and actual approval of TPP will fail, because the pro-LNG-export pro-fracking pro-pipeline Trans-Pacific Partnership got Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in the U.S. Senate yesterday “by the narrowest margin in the legislative mechanism’s history, 60-37. The procedural measure required 60 votes to pass.” So it’s time to call Florida Senator Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio (who apparently didn’t even read it), Georgia Senator David Perdue who claimed he wanted transparency and Johnny Isakson who should represent the people of Georgia, and all the other Senators who voted for that corporate power grab.
The most likely votes to turn are the Democrats who voted for. Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch, 23 June 2015, Blog Posts: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP),
The 13 corporate trade backers included: Senators… Bill Nelson (D-Florida)….
Florida Senator Bill Nelson: (202) 224-5274.
Florida’s other Senator, Marco Rubio, allegedly refused to say whether he had even read the TPA bill before he voted for it. Rubio is running for President, not for Senate next year, and TPP could tip that Senate seat to a Democrat such as Alan Grayson, who has long opposed TPP.
Florida Senator Macro Rubio: 202-224-3041.
Georgia’s Senator Johnny Isakson wants to expand TPP to export more chickens, nevermind that secret corporate-written deal would let foreign corporations sue the Georgia state government.
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson: (770) 661-0999.
Georgia Senator David Perdue claims he wants treaty transparency, yet the text of TPP remains secret and he voted for TPA.
Georgia Senator David Perdue: (202) 224-3521.
Jeff Sessions of Alabama claimed two days ago that TPP Cedes U.S. Sovereignty Permanently To New Authority: “Same Language Used To Start EU”. He was one of only two Republican Senators to admit having read TPP, and actually voted against TPA.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: (202) 224-4124
Both Sessions and Richard Shelby of Alabama back in May voted to filibuster TPA before they just voted against it.
Alabama Senator Richard Shelby: (202) 224-5744.
If FWW didn’t give you enough reasons to oppose TPP, try the Electronic Frontier Foundation or the Sierra Club. Try Houston Rep. Ted Poe backing TPP explicitly to push LNG exports.
Want to read the text of TPP? Get yourself elected to Congress and go to a secret basement room at the White House, or read the chapters Wikileaks has leaked.
Below is the TPA roll call in plain text, with emphasis added on Senators from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, and here’s how to contact any U.S. Senator.
Grouped By Vote Position
Crapo (R4 D)
Sasse (R-N E)
Not Voting —3