By Cindy Gordon
Posted on April 10, 2015 by the Los Angeles County Central Committee
Los Angeles activists gathered in front of Congressman Xavier Becerra’s (D-34) office Thursday, April 2 for a rally and press conference to persuade him to reverse his position on the dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) bill and undemocratic Fast Track authority.
The action was organized by the Peace and Freedom Party Climate Justice Task Force and had participation by comrades from the Martin Luther King Coalition and Anti-Racist Action, as well as some labor activists and others. We chanted "Hey-Hey, Ho Ho, TPP has Got to Go” and "Well come back until we smash Fast Track”. Becerra must’ve heard us because we were right under his window. Although the turn-out was not what we had hoped for, both KPFK radio and KABC television news crews showed up.
Congress returns to Washington on Monday, April 6, and it is expected they will vote on Fast Track by the end of April.
Cindy Gordon is an officer at large of the State Executive Committee from Los Angeles.
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