What's the most important thing you can do in the next 10 minutes to be a Fair Trade Advocate? Take this Survey!!!
Last year MNFTC lobbied the legislature to revive the Trade Policy Advisory Council with community support. This year the council has met twice, and has decided to survey Minnesotans about how free trade is affecting them. The survey is now online at the link is above and here:
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SPREAD THE WORD!
This survey is being sent to businesses, unions, nonprofits and the public. We must make sure that the voice for fair trade is the dominant voice in the survey results! The deadline for filling it out is October 9, but don't just fill it out, please also do the following:
1. Email this link to your friends with the following note: "Free Trade Agreements like NAFTA have sent good paying jobs overseas, wreaked havoc on our environment and destroyed our communities. The State of Minnesota, Trade Policy Advisory Council is conducting a survey to find out Minnesotans' views on free trade agreements. Please take a minute and tell them that free trade doesn't work and we need a new model!"
2. Post the link to the survey on Social Media
3. Put this on the agenda of any union meetings, organization meetings, or any other event you'll be at!
Once the results have been collected the Trade Policy Advisory Council will hold a public hearing, likely in November, which we will be working hard to organize turnout for. Stay tuned for ways to get involved on the local level to fight for Fair Trade!