CWA activists and allies protested outside the Sacramento office of Rep. Ami Bera, who voted for "fast track" authorization for the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year. As a result of the vote, Bera failed to receive the endorsement of unions or the local Democratic Party.
Another protest was held outside Rep. Scott Peters' office in San Diego, with activists from CWA, the Sierra Club, Public Citizens, and other groups.
CWA Local 9421 Legislative-Political Director Robert Longer was part of the protest outside Rep. Ami Bera's office. "Ami Bera turned his back on constituents when he voted to 'fast track' the TPP. We're hoping a 25-foot blimp flying right outside his office makes it clear to him that supporting the TPP is betraying his constituents," Longer said.
CWA District 7 Vice President Brenda Roberts and Jim Alexee, director of the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, wrote this joint opinion piece that appeared in the Boulder Weekly.