Come to Washington, DC on Inauguration Day, January 20th, to #DisruptJ20 for trade justice!
J20 TRADE JUSTICE BLOC:
MOBILIZE TO DEMAND TRADE JUSTICE
AT TRUMP'S INAUGURATION ON JANUARY 20!
Sign and banner making on January 17th!
Action on January 20th!
Trade for People and Planet and TradeJustice New York Metro are teaming up to take action at the inauguration on January 20th. We are uniting with diverse social justice movements as Disrupt J20 for actions at intersections leading to the inauguration in the morning, followed by a permitted march.
Location: Rendezvous at the park at 6th Street NW and I Street NW in Washington, DC. and from there we'll march to our intersection. We plan to be finished in time to join the Festival of Resistance march starting at Union Station at noon and the rally along the parade route after that. Then we'll join the festivities at McPherson Square.These are permitted activities.
Contact:Margaret Flowers at (410) 591-0892 or email mdpnhp @ gmail . com. (no spaces) for additional details or to find us on the day of the action.
Sign and Banner Making (Tues, 1/17): For time and location details, contact Margaret Flowers at (410) 591-0892 or email mdpnhp @ gmail . com. (no spaces)
Action Details:We'll have large banners and signs. Risk level of the action depends on your personal comfort. There will be no-risk of arrest components and also risk-arrest components if people are able to do that (of course with legal support).
Travel: For info on travel from NYC, email adam @ tradejustice . net (no spaces) or call (718) 218-4523 for travel and rendezvous spot details.
Dress:It's a full day. Wear comfortable shoes. Dress in layers,
Food:Bring water and snacks. Food Not Bombs will provide hot coffee and soup during the morning.
Our Messages:A "better deal" on trade means putting people and planet before profit and build trade justice not walls. We will have signs defining trade justice: living wages, access to medicines, internet freedom, protecting the environment and more.
Our Demands: 1. Withdraw from the TPP 2. Renegotiate trade so that people and the planet are protected. Raise standards instead of lowering them. 3. Don't blame the victims of trade deals, stop the attacks on immigrants.
Why Trade Justice?While Donald Trump campaigned in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and says that he will renegotiate NAFTA, a look at his appointments and his actions leads us to question whether his trade reform agenda will prioritize sustainability and social justice. We must demand that agreements are used to:
Protect workers and guarantee a living wage
Protect animals and the environment
Enforce climate agreements
Encourage a rapid transition to clean renewable energy
Guarantee access to necessary health care and pharmaceuticals
Raise food safety standards
Protect small and medium sized farms and businesses
End conditions of poverty and militarization that drive migration
Prevent privatization of public goods
Protect internet freedom.
Additional Background Info: Listen to the organizing call from Wednesday, January 4, 2017 byclicking here.