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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:33 PM
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House Heads Toward CAFTA Vote Showdown (tonight, an all -nighter)
no one goes home until Tom Delay get his votes

The agreement eventually would eliminate tariffs and other trade barriers between the United States and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The trade deal was signed a year ago and approved by the Senate last month.

Opponents, mostly Democrats, blame free trade agreements for the overseas flight of American jobs and say labor rights provisions in the accord would perpetuate the exploitation of Central American workers.

. . .

``We must not neglect the anti-democracy, anti-American forces that are at work in Latin America,'' Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif., said, warning of the consequences of rejecting closer ties with the region.

CAFTA is ``a rush to the bottom that puts profits above people,'' countered Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., as three hours of scheduled debate on the agreement began.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-517184...

Make sure you call your reprensentative toll free and tell him to vote against CAFTA

1-877-SOB-U-SOB


And sign the petition which Congressman Pallono will be carrying in to the voting session tonight

http://www.pallonefornewjersey.com/petition/CAFTA

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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:34 PM
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1. OK
I did, but is isn't going to do any good

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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:38 PM
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2. Yeah, I signed the petition, but...
...Boxer will vote no, Feinstein doesn't give a fuck about her consituents, and Harmann is a corporate tool of the weapons industry.

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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:44 PM
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3. You and I are in the same situation
I plan to email and call them also

but it never worked for Feinstein in the past and I don't expect it to work now
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:51 PM
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4. Err
Ummm, I think you've got it mixed up, this is the House vote, the Senate vote was a month ago.

Moran was just up supporting it. Seems he's living up to his name :eyes:
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:56 PM
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6. Yeah, I'm tired and wasn't thinking clearly.
I should have said that I didn't bother to write my Senators back then because I knew their stances. Sorry about that!

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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:04 AM
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11. you are right
the senate vote occurred a while back, and it went unfortunately the way I expected. feinstein yes, Boxer No
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:52 PM
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5. Only need your representative
and I have a Harman (D) down as leaning against CAFTA

Its worth a shot to give him a nudge.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:57 PM
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7. Harmann is a she. Los Angeles.
She's very corporate.

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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:10 PM
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8. My list is from the anti-cafta site and only has last names & party
There is no Harmann listed under Dem just a Harman

There has been a strong push by party leaders to get everyone in line against CAFTA. Call and see if she surprises you this time.
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Robert Oak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:16 PM
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9. call and keep the calls going n/t
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:34 PM
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10. I think we need a nail-biting smiley.
:hi: Robert
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