The Obama Administration has announced that it wants to push the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) through Congress before August.
Human rights, labor, environmental, and faith-based organizations and activists around the country are stepping up their efforts to stop this trade agreement. Today, over 400 groups in the U.S. and Colombia—including the PC(USA) and the PPF—sent a letter opposing the FTA to congress. But we need your help in getting the word out.
Tell President Obama: “Do not send the US-Colombia FTA to Capitol Hill!”
Below is a suggested script, which you can adapt in any way you find helpful.
To call into the White House dial 202-456-1414 for the White House Switchboard. You should anticipate being on hold for potentially up to a half-hour as you wait for one of the volunteers at the White House to take your call. You will hear a series of recordings while you wait, all of which will encourage you to hang-up and send an email to the White House instead. Do not hang up. Stay on the line.
We would like you to leave a voice message, but you can also follow it up with an email via their instructions if you so wish.