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America's working poor testify on the impact of free trade

(Tuesday, June 3, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- From a news release.

Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy is proud to be working with labor and justice organizations to help provide testimonies on the impact or free trade before members of the US Congress in Washington DC on June 12, 2003. However, we need your help to get the word out that we are meeting to challenge the Bush administration's economic policies.

Why this Congressional briefing?

  • Free trade has eliminated 3 million U.S. jobs.
  • Seventy-one percent of U.S. industrial employers threaten to close factories and move if workers form a union.
  • U.S. family farmers face extinction.
Testifying delegation includes: United Farm Workers of America, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network, Association of Border Workers, Charleston 5 International Longshoremen's Association, Fuerza Unida, Chinese Progressive Association, AFL-CIO, National Family Farm Coalition, Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, American Corn Growers Association, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association, and Public Citizen. For more information about the Testifying Delegation visit: http://www.foodfirst.org/progs/anhr/sponsors.php

June 12 is rapidly approaching. Please help us build excitement for this important briefing by posting the date, time and location of the event! Event details for posting on your website are provided below. Let your readers know that they can watch the hearing live via webcast at: http://www.foodfirst.org

Open to the Public, Come Show Your Support!
June 12, 2003, 9-11:30 a.m.
2168 Rayburn House Building
Washington, DC

More information about this event can be found here: http://www.foodfirst.org/progs/anhr