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Campaign Highlights
Links on our map will take you to coverage, contacts, and texts of resolutions and ordinances.

If you are interested in passing a local TPP Free Zone ordinance or resolution, or if your community has passed one, please contact Barbara Clancy at the Alliance office at afd /at/ or 978-333-7971.

7/18/2016: Lake County Indiana and Highland Township pass No TPP resolutions.

5/25/2016: Brookline, MA and Davis, CA pass resolutions against the TPP

3/16/2016 Frelinghuysen, NJ This township becomes the first municipality in New Jersey to pass a resolution against the TPP.  You can read the resolution here.

1/11/2016: Cambridge, MA City Council unanimously passes a resolution against the TPP.

12/15/2015: Duluth, MN City Council passes a resolution against the TPP.

11/24/2015: Folksinger/songwriter Tom Neilson releases the song "TPP Free Zone Alliance" online. Be inspired and get organized to join the cities and towns declaring themselves opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership.

11/17/2015: The Richmond CA City Council passes a second resolution against the TPP and TTIP. Read it here.

10/28/2015: A majority of Albany County legislators
have signed on to a proclamation against the TPP.

10/20/2015: A majority of Springfield, MA city councilors pass a resolution against the TPP.

5/5/2015: South Miami's City Commission says NO to Fast Track.
Citing passage of similar resolutions in 18 other cities, counties and towns, the city council votes unanimously to oppose Fast Track for the TPP and similar trade pacts. Read their resolution here. Organizers hope to take a resolution to the full Miami-Dade County League of Cities as well. Update: Neighboring communities of Hallandale Beach, Lake Worth, and Hialeah Gardens have all passed no-TPP resolutions.

4/28/2015: New York City Council declares itself a "TPP Free Zone" and urges a No vote on the pending Fast Track bill. The resolution was introduced by Councillor Helen K. Rosenthal in February, and with 11 other sponsors, passed the full council on April 28. You can read or download the resolution text on this page of the council website.

4/21/2015: Tompkins County (NY) Legislature passes a resolution against Fast Track 12-1. The vote was bipartisan with both Republican members voting in favor. Read more here, text of resolution is on page 10-11 of this document.

4/21/2015: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passes a resolution calling for their congressional delegation to vote against Fast Track for the TPP. Read more here.

4/13/2015: Pittsburgh recognizes TPP threat. The city's anti-Fast Track resolution lays out a blueprint for trade justice. Read it here.

4/13/2015: Fort Bragg CA City Council says no to fast-tracking TPP, TAFTA/TTIP and TiSA. Read the submitted text of resolution here.

3/30/2015: Seattle City Council passes anti-Fast Track resolution. Video of public testimony and deliberations here; press release here; text of resolution here.

3/13/2015: TPP concerns lead Bellingham, WA to pass anti-Fast Track resolution.
The City Council noted secret negotiations and TPP's effects on jobs and the democratic process. Read the resolution here.

2/17/2015: Richmond, CA goes TPP-Free, opposes Fast Track. Here's the text of a resolution passed with one abstention by the city's six-member Council. Read our press release here.

9/9/14: Berkeley, CA declares itself a TPP/TAFTA-Free Zone
. In an almost unanimous vote Berkeley opposed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), and declared the city a “TPP/TAFTA Free Zone.” Read the resolution text here and the press release here.

10/17/2013: Dane Co., WI passes TPP-Free Resolution. Text of resolution here; coverage in The Progressive is here, and on here

10/29/2013: Madison says No to TPP.
The city's Common Council passes this resolution.

Don't let the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) take away our democratic rights as individuals and as a community!
Create a "TPP-Free Zone" where you live

The TPP covers 40 percent of the global economy, yet it was negotiated in secret with hundreds of corporate advisors while the public was locked out. The key provision in TPP grants new rights to thousands of foreign corporations to sue the U.S. government before a panel of 3 corporate lawyers. These lawyers can award the corporations unlimited sums to be paid by America's taxpayers, including for the loss of expected future profits. These foreign corporations need only convince the lawyers that a U.S. law or safety regulation violates their TPP rights. Their decisions are not subject to appeal and the amount awarded has no limit. This agreement is not good for American taxpayers. It means higher drug prices. It makes it easier to send jobs overseas, means fewer jobs and lower wages, and a government that doesn't work for us.

It is time to build a democratic movement of resistance. It is time to start right where we live, in our own community. It is time to say to our US trade representative, our members of Congress, and the corporations that had a place at the negotiations denied to the people—

“If you pass this corporate-driven monstrosity, WE WILL NOT OBEY.”

Which cities have gone TPP/TTIP/TiSA Free?
This map shows which US cities and counties have passed TPP Free Zone ordinances or resolutions against Fast Track, TPP or other pending trade pacts like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).

These  “TPP Free Zones” are modeled on successful resistance to an earlier trade agreement, the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, which was defeated in 1998 thanks to a global grassroots campaign.

Click here to download a .pdf of our TPP Free Zone pamphlet.

Click here for a model municipal law to make your community a TPP Free Zone.

Click here for some pointers in getting a TPP Free Zone law passed.

Share with local officials: "Why your town, city, or county council should oppose TPP and TTIP"

For legislative visits: "Why your Congress member should oppose TPP and TTIP"

Download posters:
"Declare Your City a TPP & TTIP Free Zone"

"Climate Busting Trade Agreements: We Will Not Obey"

What is a TPP-Free Zone?
AfD Co-Chair Ruth Caplan explains how local organizing for "TPP-Free Zone" laws can help defeat this so-called "free trade" agreement while supporting global civil society movements for economic and environmental justice and local democracy.

Educate for action: Our Fall 2012 issue of Justice Rising focused on international resistance to corporate global trade agreements, including the TPP. To read it online, click here. If you'd like to a copy, contact us at afd thealliancefordemocracy ... org or call 978-333-7971.

There's more information, videos and resources on our TPP page.

Questions? Ideas? Resources? We’d like to hear from you. Contact the Alliance for Democracy office at afd (at) thealliancefordemocracy (dot) org, or 978-333-7971.