Call to ACTION: SCHEDULE U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MEETING on NOV. 4th
8:00 a.m. Mon.: SCHEDULE U.S. REP. MEETING – Re: FAST TRACK

Share this page link… http://tinyurl.com/Nov4FastTrackAction

Prepare over the weekend. See below.

Your U.S. Representative will be in your home state the week of Nov. 4 – 11.
Please prepare this weekend to make this call first thing on Monday.


STEP 1:


Get the phone numbers (DC and state) to call your US Rep. here: http://www.contactingthecongress.org

Use that link to find your Reps. web site. Copy and paste all his/her contact info (DC/state/twitter, etc.) into a document for ready access. See if your Rep. has next week’s schedule posted on the website. Look for Town Halls or any public gathering to attend as a Plan B to a meeting. In office sit-downs are best. (Worst case scenario, track him/her down at a Veteran’s Day event on the 11th.)

Over the weekend, rally your friends and like-minded groups in your district. Look through the “NOTES” section at www.facebook.com/ExposeTheTPP.USA…for such helps as http://tinyurl.com/TPP-Info-Packet-Congress… the power point and other tools.


STEP 2:

To answer: WHAT’s SO URGENT ABOUT FAST TRACK?

Share this 4 minute TPP/Fast Track overview video
if they are new to this topic.

http://tinyurl.com/HellNoTPP

Then, start rallying your friends and other like minded folks, via phone, Facebook, email, etc. to attend the meeting. Start this weekend to get them on board.

*Bottom line: The TPP would undo GMO bans & labeling and threaten our nation’s sovereignty, and much more (click link to learn other impacts:
….
http://www.exposethetpp.org/TPPImpactsYou.html

TPP = NAFTA on steroids.
Fast Track is TPP’s Achilles Heel.

We must rally the nation to stop this attempt of a Global Corporate Coup.
The time is now.


STEP 3:


JOIN YOUR STATE ACTION GROUP …
to strategize specifically for your state and for more support materials: …
www.tinyurl.com/StateActionGroups

“How to Plan an In-District” meeting – ideas …
http://www.exposethetpp.org/How_To_Plan_an_In-District_Meeting2.pdf

Info Packet to Take to Meeting …
http://tinyurl.com/TPP-Info-Packet-Congress

30 min. audio on getting the Face-to-Face meeting:
http://tinyurl.com/m32mbft

Find more info: exposethetpp.org


STEP 4:


FIRST THING MONDAY MORNING … MAKE YOUR CALL…

Be super POLITE and RESPECTFUL, yet FIRM and PERSISTENT.

IMPORTANT…
Ask for/write down proper SPELLING (first/last name) of each person you speak with and note what they say. (That may be needed in the future for emailing, etc.)
…..
Script:

“Hi. Who am I speaking with, please? Would you please spell your first and last name for me? (Repeat back for accuracy.) Great, (their name), thank you!

My name is ______ , I am a constituent of Representative _______ and I live in ________. I am calling on behalf of myself and several of Representative ______’s constituents. We would like for you to schedule us a brief appointment with Representative _______ while he/she is in the District Office next week. We only need ten to fifteen minutes of his/her time.
…..
Talking points, should you get push back or stalling tactics:
This is an urgent matter as I am aware that Fast Track Authority will be voted in the near future*.
I am very concerned about Fast Track Authority and I wish to meet with him/her to discuss it this week.
Our elected representatives are paid to listen to what we constituents have to say. That is what he/she signed up for and is being paid by my tax dollars to do.
Please put me on the phone with who can help me right now.
May I have the full name of the District Manager, please? (Write/spell back for accuracy.)
May I please speak with the District Manager. I want to get this scheduled today.
I appreciate that, and, my time is important, too. I have the right to meet with my elected official. He/she needs to hear why I am so concerned about Fast Track.
Yes, I understand he/she is busy. Who else is he meeting with? Perhaps we can combine our meetings.
I am an individual with a growing group of very concerned constituents.
I am with the ______ group. (MAM, MAAAM, GMO-Free, Expose the TPP – Your State, etc.)
I will have the names of the others who wish to meet with you confirmed within a day or so.______

BEFORE I HANG UP, would you please tell me the Representative’s position on Fast Track?
Would you please check for me now so I have that information?
Please find out that answer and get back to me before the end of today.
Please leave a message on my voice mail if I am not home.
I need this information now, I do not wish to wait for a letter.
You may follow-up with a letter as well, but I need to know his/her position now, please.
I will call back tomorrow if I have not heard from you.

ALSO,
May I please get the Representative’s schedule for public events while he/she is home?
What was your name again? ;) Right. I look forward to your timely reply (their name).

Thank you for your kind assistance. Good-bye.
______

FAST TRACK…
* President Obama had hoped to have Fast Track passed before October; the bill could drop into congress any day now. Historically, a vote comes soon after. Fast Track (recently renamed “Trade Promotion Authority” takes the Constitutional Authority (Art. 1. Sect. 8.) away from congress and gives it to the President. It prevents “trade deals” from being properly vetted by congress. It limits their discussion and demands a straight yes/no vote after a limited time frame. No amendments or any changes, what-so-ever, are allowed. It has been used to ram into law other bad trade deals like NAFTA. Fast Track is anti-constitutional and anti-American. Learn more here:
http://www.exposethetpp.org/Fast_Track.pdf

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