Friday, February 17, 2017
NAFTA and Trade
Join us for a town hall discussion on the impact of NAFTA at Sacramento State University
The North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, is a trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada that has negatively impacted millions of workers in the United States and partner countries. After years of pressure and discontent amongst communities hurt by NAFTA and NAFTA-style trade deals, it is time shift away from corporate-dominated trade policy.
But will a renegotiated NAFTA be good for our communities? Or will we continue to get rigged trade deals that only benefit billionaires and corporations? Already we are seeing big corporations chomping at the bit to use this opportunity to renegotiate NAFTA in their own narrow interests, gaining the most profit with no consideration as to the consequences for working families, the environment and public health. The same conditions that we saw in the initial NAFTA negotiations. At the same time, most of the people President Trump has nominated to his cabinet are multimillionaires and billionaires who support TPP and NAFTA-style trade agreements.
Just like in the fight to stop the TPP, your voice will have an immense impact on the renegotiation of NAFTA.
Join us for a town hall we are hosting in partnership with the Sacramento Central Labor Council in which we will discuss the harmful impact NAFTA has had for working people along with how we will need to mobilize to push for a renegotiated NAFTA that benefits workers and the environment.
When: Join us Thursday, February 23rd at 5:30PM
Where: Sacramento State University, Folsom Hall, Room 1050, 7667 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA, 95826
Withdrawing from an already-defunct TPP and simply reopening NAFTA aren’t enough. We need new trade agreements that actually create good-paying jobs and reign in abuses of corporate power at home and abroad.