Many U.S. Presbyterians have joined our sisters and brothers from the Presbyterian Church of Colombia to fast as an act of spiritual discipline in response to the threat of a Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Colombia. Hundreds of us have called the White House to ask President Obama to reconsider, and not to send this agreement to the Congress for ratification. Now it is time to act again.
Please consider coming to Washington DC to join us and our partners in the DC area opposing the FTA at a nonviolent witness in front of the White House.
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.