The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finalized yesterday.


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finalized yesterday.

After nearly a decade of closed-doors negotiations, corporate lobbyists and government bureaucrats spent the weekend hammering out the final details. And based on every report, the secretive deal reads like a wishlist for authoritarian governments and monopolistic companies.

But before the TPP becomes law, each country has to ratify it — and we’re going to make sure that never happens.

The TPP is the kind of terrible policy that only comes along once every 10 or 20 years. It would open the door to Internet censorship around the world, endanger our privacy, impose draconian copyright standards, and virtually eliminate whistleblower protections — and that’s only 1 of the deal’s 30 chapters.

So we’re launching an all-out campaign to kill the TPP once and for all by making it so toxic that Congress can’t pass it and still expect to be re-elected.

For years politicians have been claiming the TPP was on the verge of being finalized, only to have the negotiations fall through time and again because of the massive public outcry opposing it.

Our work has been at the center of that firestorm — driving hundreds of thousands of emails and phone calls to Congress through our creative campaign sites, following key Senators to town hall meetings with a blimp, setting up a jumbotron on Capitol Hill to play anti-TPP videos, and so much more.

Right now, we need to get to work planning the largest mobilization against the TPP yet, but we need the funds to make it possibe. If we raise enough money, here’s what we’re planning to do:

  • Build a central campaign site for hundreds of organizations to use that can serve as the hub for anti-TPP efforts — the same way we built
  • Coordinate massive, on-the-ground protests in cities across the nation.
  • Run locally-specific ads and billboards highlighting all the damage the TPP will do.
  • Produce a series of compelling videos and articles to reach new audiences in different ways so that people understand the TPP problem and the public outcry keeps building.

This has to be the biggest mobilization against the TPP yet — can you chip in $5 to make it happen?

Yes, I’ll chip in $5 towards building the biggest anti-TPP mobilization yet.

To be honest, this is going to be hard — if all we do is run-of-the-mill activism, generating calls and emails to Congress, we’re going to lose. Hollywood, the biggest pharmaceutical companies, and every other giant industry are seriously invested in making sure Congress ratifies the TPP. That means we need to do something big to win.

We’ve beaten supposedly impossible odds before. We’ve stopped bills that everyone said were as good as law.

We can do this. We stopped SOPA, killed CISPA, and passed some of the strongest-ever protections for the open Internet. And we can stop the TPP if we all stand together.

Chip in $5 to stop the TPP now.

Let’s do this,
~ Charlie, Evan, and everyone at Fight for the Future


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