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Lawmakers and 70+ Advocacy Groups Call on North American Leaders to #ReplaceNAFTA

Posted December 15, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Jessica Corbett – Common Dreams)

While this year’s final renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continued behind closed doors on Wednesday, members of more than 70 advocacy groups and multiple lawmakers hosted an event on Capitol Hill and launched a social media campaign as part of the #ReplaceNAFTA Day of Action.

“Americans have had enough with trade deals that make it easier to outsource jobs to wherever workers are the most exploited and environmental regulations are the weakest,” said Arthur Stamoulis, executive director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, one of the groups that helped organize the event in D.C.

“It’s time to replace NAFTA with a new agreement that prioritizes the creation of good-paying jobs, the protection of human rights, and increased wages for all working people,” he said. Click here to read more.