Secret talks for two trade deals that will put our democracy, food safety and environmental standards in the hands of corporations are about to take place in Brussels and New York.
World leaders are working alongside major corporations to pass these dangerous deals -- but are refusing to tell us what's inside the agreements. We need to speak out now to stop this corporate takeover.
Leaks from the negotiations paint a terrible picture of what the world could be like if these deals pass: sky-high costs for life-saving cancer treatment, further devastation of the world's poor, and the right for big corporations to sue governments in secret courts for billions -- just for passing laws that protect families, workers and the planet.
Add your name to the petition to global leaders to publish the secret draft texts of these trade deals now.
Trade deals used to be about trade -- but now they're being used as a tool to sneak major changes to our democratic laws and regulatory systems that benefit corporations, while hurting us.
The TPP and TTIP would give corporations the right to sue our government for passing laws that threaten expected profits -- and taxpayers would be forced to pay the losses. And we don't even know the half of it because the texts of these deals are under lock and key.
It's not unprecedented for countries to agree to release the text of a deal before it's final -- it's happened before. The EU Ombudsman called on the European Commission to publish more documents from the EU/US trade deal called TTIP -- thanks in part to SumOfUs members who submitted comments. With momentum building, this is a key moment to call on our leaders for trade transparency.
It only takes one side to agree to release the text of one of these agreements to push others to do the same. If enough of us come together now, we can force our leaders to stop negotiating in secret and release the texts once and for all.
Can you sign the petition to global leaders to stop negotiating in secret and immediately publish the text of the TPP and TTIP agreements?
Global opposition to the TPP and TTIP is growing to a fever pitch. SumOfUs members and allies have been instrumental at raising the profile on these secret trade deals. We've showed up outside talks across the world, held demonstrations, snuck inside hotels where negotiations were taking place to distribute flyers to sleeping negotiators, campaigned against elected officials, ran full-page ads in newspapers, and landed dozens of press stories.
World leaders are desperate to pass these two dangerous trade deals this year. Let's make sure they cannot get away with this corporate sell-out.