Tell Congress to vote No on USMCA from John Birch Society
Our fellow Americanists,
news is indicating a ramp up in the efforts to pass and ratify the
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in all three countries. We
definitely need your help in stopping the
USMCA as well as getting out of NAFTA.
Politico has reported
within the last 24 hours that a key document pertaining to the economic
effects of USMCA is to be released around April 19. The International
Trade Commission's report is expected to show "a
very slight bump" to annual GDP, which "could make it tougher for Trump
to sell the deal to Democrats and labor groups, who already have a list
of changes they would like to see made by reopening the negotiations."
Yet, as we have reiterated
time and time again, the threat from the USMCA has nothing to do with
jobs and the economy. Rather it has everything to do with American
Politico is also reporting that the push is for ratification in all three countries by either May or June:
"'Talk is to ratify before
summer. We've entered a very different sense of urgency,' Mexican
Undersecretary for North America Jesús Seade told Mexican business
leaders during a meeting with the Corporate American
Advisory Council, according to video obtained by POLITICO."
Once the ITC report is
out, Congress will need to introduce an implementing bill in the U.S.
House and Senate. Under the binding regulations of Trade Promotion
Authority, Congress must give this an up or down vote
with no amendments, no filibusters, and debate limited to 20 hours on
the floor of each chamber.
Time is of the essence! We
started this action project before the agreement was completed, so we
could have plenty of time to prepare for this vote. It's now crunch
We must flood the Congress with phone calls, letters, and emails. Then ask others to do the same!
Congressmen have told us that phone calls from constituents is what really grabs their attention. Our latest
USMCA legislative alert can help with talking points for your phone call.
Please phone your
representative (202-225-3121) and senators (202-224-3121) and urge them
to preserve our national sovereignty by voting no on the USMCA. Then
please follow this up with an email.
In a nutshell, here is what is wrong with the USMCA:
Integrates the economies of the three countries--following the
example of the EU, we know that political integration follows economic
integration, leading to a North American Union.
Strips away Congress' constitutional duty of regulating trade and immigration.
Grants migrant workers labor protections and allows in an unlimited number of these workers
Dictates employer regulations, including LGBTQ policies
Forces submission of U.S. to international regulatory bodies
Allows for a living document by granting the ability to change the agreement without Congress