Trinational coalition delivers 400,000 petitions demanding end to ISDS

  • Trade Justice Network
  • 13 Oct 2017
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October 11, 2017 – As the debate over investor protections was heating up with the start of the fourth round of NAFTA talks in Washington, D.C., US, Mexican and Canadian civil society organizations delivered over 400,000 petitions to Capitol Hill demanding that NAFTA’s expansive corporate rights and protections and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) be eliminated during renegotiations. Several Members of Congress were also present. View the complete press release and video footage of the event.

The Trade Justice Network joined nearly 40 civil society groups to call on the three governments to #EndISDS. The organizations involved include:

AFL-CIO International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network International Labor Rights Forum
Center for International Environmental Law Just Foreign Policy
Citizens Trade Campaign Leadnow
Corporate Accountability International Machinists Union
Council of Canadians Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
CREDO Action Open Media
Communications Workers of America Our Revolution
Daily Kos People Demanding Action
Demand Progress Presbyterian Church (U.S.)
Democracy for America Presente Action
Derechos Digitales Progressive Congress Action Fund
Food and Water Watch Action Fund Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
Franciscan Action Network Sierra Club
Friends of the Earth SumOfUS
Global Exchange Teamsters
Good Jobs Nation Trade Justice Network (Canada)
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy United Church of Christ
Interfaith Workers Justice United Electrical Workers