[Admin] Don't repeat the TPP's mistakes

Dear Supporter of Digital Freedom,
When trade agreements are negotiated in secret, the public
loses out. There's a new bill in Congress that would require
the U.S. to make drafts of trade agreements available to the

The highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would
have locked the United States into its current, broken
copyright rules. It contained provisions that could have
easily been abused by repressive regimes to prosecute human
rights defenders. The TPP is dead, but with the reopening of
NAFTA, and other new trade deals on the horizon, powerful
corporations are lobbying for equally restrictive measures.

Our only hope is to demand transparency in U.S.
participation in trade negotiations. If public interest
groups and ordinary citizens have access to the text of
trade agreements as they are being written, then we can more
effectively urge the government to demand better agreements.

Tell your representative: give the public a place at the


Thank you,

Elliot Harmon
Activism Team
Electronic Frontier Foundation

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