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Stated clerk speaks out against Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Parsons Urges Obama to Address Human Rights Abuses Before Proceeding

The stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is adding his voice to those of Presbyterians in the United States and Colombia opposing the passage of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

Letter to Congress: No Colombia FTA

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.

Click here to send an email to your members of Congress telling them about this powerful letter and asking that they join us in opposing the FTA today!

Take Action to close SOA/WHINSEC

Urge your representative to sign onto the "Dear Colleague" letter to close the SOA/WHINSEC:

Click here to learn more

Protest against Colombia FTA in Chicago

PC(USA) presses Obama on human rights in Colombia

Interfaith Community Seeks Protections as Part of Free Trade Agreement

PC(USA) Office of Public Witness/Presbyterian News Service
by Ginna Irby and Jerry L. Van Marter

Linda Eastwood speaks on opposing the US-Colombia FTA

Rev. Linda Eastwood, Coordinator of the Colombia Accompaniment Program, was interviewed recently by a Colombian radio station concerning the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

Click here to listen to the interview (the interview is in both Spanish and English).

Colombian Voices against the FTA: Guillermo Diaz

Call-In Days to the White House

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.