Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What are you doing on Tax Day?

This April 15, “show some defiance”—join with your Alliance friends and allies at your local post office. Invite some people over for refreshments a few days in advance and get creative with your signs and slogans.

April 15 is a great time to bring attention to the SPP Summit, which is coming up on April 21-22 in New Orleans. Read our Action Alert, Fact Sheets, and other materials for inspiration. Write a “Letter to the Editor” for your local paper. Click "Read More" to see two sample letters to start you off, written by David Delk, Co-chair of AfD Portland, OR.

1. "Have you heard of the SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership)? If you are like most people, you answered “No.” In spite of the lack of news coverage, the SPP is changing your world. The SPP joins government officials with CEOs of the largest multinational corporations (UPS, Wal-Mart, Lockheed Martin, Ford, GE, etc) to make important decisions on everything from energy policy to water privatization; homeland security to public health, transportation to immigration and much more. Call your Congressperson now! Demand public hearings on the SPP! Demand that the SPP be stopped!"

2. "As the American people increasingly realize the importance of buying local and being green, powerful forces are planning and enacting a very different world. This world encourages more trade, more consumption, more imports, more trucks, more pollution and less local control.

"The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), “enacted” by a handshake between Bush (US), Fox (Mexico) and Martin (Canada) in 2005, brings together government officials and the CEOs of the world's largest multinational corporations in a undemocratic, unaccountable, non-transparent alliance, one to which you, average Americans, are not invited. Even though the SPP has never even had a hearing in Congress, it daily makes decisions which affect the nation in profound ways."It is time for the American people to be part of this discussion. Let's shine the light in. Let's have Congress hold hearings on the SPP."

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