Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Today! "Stop TPP" Nationwide Call In Day

Dozens of organizations are working together to make TODAY a Nationwide TPP Call-In Day — to ask members of Congress to take a public position on the TPP. Call 1-888-659-7351.

The fate of this destructive deal is being decided right now and we need your help. We expect a vote in Congress after Election Day, when voters are distracted.

Also right now in Washington, D.C. Maryknoll Sister Patricia "Pat" Ryan (left) and members of the Aymara indigenous community in Puno, Peru have come to attend court hearings at the World Bank and refute claims made by a Canadian mining company that a trade deal gives the company the right to seize the land and pollute the water and soil. Unfortunately, Sister Pat and the Aymara people know first-hand that trade deals like the TPP don't protect human rights or care for the environment. 

Ask your member of Congress to issue a public statement opposing the TPP. Call this number: 1-888-659-7351.

Here is a sample script:

"My name is ______ and I live in _______. I'm calling to leave a message for my member of Congress. As a person of faith, I believe that our economic system and trade policy should affirm the common good of all, and especially those at the margins. The TPP trade deal is destructive of God’s people and God’s planet. It threatens health, jobs, food security, and the environment in all TPP countries. Please speak out publicly against the TPP. Thank you."

Please call your member of Congress right now at 1-888-659-7351.

If we all take action together, today, we can make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people around the world. 

Thank you.

 
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