Community Leaders Scheduled to Meet with Congressman Scott Peters tomorrow May 22nd to Discuss Upcoming Vote on Fast Track and the TPP
SAN DIEGO – May 21, 2015 – After a full day occupying Congressman Scott Peters’ office, representatives from the labor, faith and environmental communities are going home tonight having successfully urged the Congressman to meet with leaders of the community tomorrow, Friday, May 22, 2015 to discuss fast track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). San Diego and Imperial Counties, AFL-CIO, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Barrera called for an end to the “sit-in” at approximately 8:10 p.m. this evening, saying:
“Our coalition spent more than 8 hours at today’s “sit in” at Congressman Peters’ office, making hundreds of phone calls to constituents of California’s 52nd congressional district to urge them to stand with our working families against fast track and the TPP.
Congressman Peters’ office has agreed to meet with community leaders tomorrow, May 22nd to address the urgent concern that he oppose this flawed trade deal.
For tonight, our coalition is satisfied with Congressman Peters’ willingness to further discuss the devastating effects past trade deals like NAFTA on the middle class and environment and we have ended the “sit-in.”
We are hopeful that Congressman Peters will engage with our communities in a meaningful manner in tomorrow’s meeting, the outcome of which will determine next steps for our coalition.”
Dale Kelly Bankhead
San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO