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Received this e-mail from CREDO Action today:
Earlier today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi came out publicly against fast track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

According to a Washington Post report, Leader Pelosi said, “No on Fast Track — Camp-Baucus [the recently introduced fast-track bill]— out of the question.”

This is a huge development. The House is where fast track's fate will be decided. And if we stop fast track, we stop the TPP.

Additionally, Leader Pelosi’s statement comes just two weeks after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected the president’s call to fast-track the TPP through Congress.

With the top Democrats in the House and the Senate now publicly opposing fast track, we have real momentum in this fight.

Click here to share this graphic on Facebook thanking Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid for speaking out against fast track:

Grassroots activism played a key role in moving the ball forward.

Over 183,000 members of CREDO and Democracy for America signed a petition calling for Leader Pelosi to publicly opposing fast track.

In addition, over 2,200 CREDO members picked up the phone and called Nancy Pelosi urging her to publicly reject fast track.

Numbers like that along with the media buzz they generated surely made an impact.

It’s also helpful that Nancy Pelosi is the best leader that House Democrats have had in a generation.

While it’s far too early to declare victory on fast track or the TPP, we are making progress in this fight. CREDO member have also poured over 8,000 constituent calls into Congress opposing the TPP. And we’ll continue to fight this on every front.

Still, it’s huge that the Democratic leaders in the House and the Senate have publicly bucked the White House’s demand to fast-track the TPP. So right now we need to make sure that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid know we’re with them 100% on this.

Click here to share this graphic on Facebook thanking Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid for speaking out against fast track.

Thanks for fighting fast track and the TPP.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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Originally posted to pdc on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 05:46 PM PST.

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