Democracy

Our democracy is in distress. In order to achieve democratic change in America we need to halt the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics, prevent the systematic manipulation and suppression of voters, and reform the rules in the U.S. Senate.

Democracy

Apr 16, 2015

CWA: Secret “Fast Track” Process and Legislation Shows Disdain for U.S. Workers, Communities

CWA issued the following statement on the introduction of "fast track," also known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), in the U.S. Senate. Read More

Apr 16, 2015

Congress Buffeted by Overwhelming Opposition to “Fast Track,” TPP

In the anxious days before they see an actual "fast track" bill, members of Congress are finding it hard to explain to constituents why they would vote for "fast track" authority and give up their Congressional responsibility over trade deals like the proposed TPP. Read More

Apr 16, 2015

A Massive Rally on the Hill against “Fast Track” for TPP

More than 1,200 union activists, environmentalists and progressive leaders rallied on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to reject "fast track" authorization and the proposed trade bill it is being written for, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read More

Apr 16, 2015

Ohio Democrats and Guadalupe, AZ, Unanimously Reject “Fast Track,” TPP

The Ohio Democratic Party passed a resolution over the weekend telling the state's Congressional delegation to vote no on "fast track" for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill, the latest group to oppose up-or-down approval of trade bills without opportunity to amend. Read More

Apr 16, 2015

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

Margot E. Kaminski, an assistant professor of law at Ohio State University and a fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about "fast track." Read More

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