We invite you to join EFF's Global Policy Analyst, Maira Sutton, to be on the ground in Washington, DC to participate in protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). We are going to be there to let the White House and Congress know that we oppose secret trade deals that trade away our rights online.
This week of events is jointly organized by a huge coalition of diverse organizations and individuals concerned about how these undemocratic, corporate-captured trade deals lead to terrible policies for the public interest. You can check out the full schedule, but here are the events we're most excited about:
Mass Action / March and Rally to Stop the TPP — If you can only attend one event, this is it. Bring along all your friends and family, we want this to be as big as possible.
- When: Monday November 16, 4:30 pm ET
- Where: Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St NW, Washington, DC 20062
Hackathon — We'll be building online tools and media to help us fight the TPP. People of all technical backgrounds are welcome, but please bring your laptop.
- When: Tuesday November 17, 5:00 pm ET
- Where: First Trinity Lutheran Church, 4th and E Sts., NW, Washington DC 20001 and worldwide
Not in the DC area? You can participate in the TPP Hackathon from wherever you are.
You can also use the hashtags #tpphackathon or #flushtheTPP on Twitter to share the memes and tools you've made.
More from the Flush the TPP event page:
The United States is negotiating three massive international treaties–the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade-in-Services Agreement (TiSA). These deals are crafted in secret by multinational corporations and big bankers for their own benefit at our expense. They will expand global corporate rule, harming the planet and people everywhere, and destroying democracy.
From November 14 to 18, 2015, people will converge on Washington, DC to demand that the United States drop these deals and create, in a transparent and democratic way, alternative international agreements that put people and the planet first. Our actions coincide with the APEC meetings in the Philippines, where US officials (including trade reps) will push the TPP, and our Philippine allies will have mass protests.