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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Presente.org on Senate’s Advancement of Trade Partnership Authority “Fast Track"

June 23, 2015

Today, the Senate voted to advance the Trade Partnership Authority, a measure that would guarantee an up-or-down vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Executive Director of Presente.org Arturo Carmona said the following in response:

"We are deeply disappointed that the Senate voted for cloture in the debate to advance the Trade Partnership Authority, which paves the way for the most aggressive trade agreement our nation has ever seen; the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The US Senate, with the support of 13 Senate Democrats just gave corporations a major handout that will ultimately have a huge price tag on tens of thousands of outsourced American jobs. "