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Fair Trade isn’t just about coffee… it’s about American jobs. You can help!

IDEA:

Add conditions to trade agreements that remove the economic advantage enjoyed by countries that don’t meet our mandated standards for minimum wages, worker and product safety, environmental protection, etc.

The Ideas for Change in America competition was created by Change.org in response to Barack Obama’s call for increased citizen involvement in government. The final round of voting began on January 5 and is comprised of the top 3 rated ideas from each of the 30 issues in the first round of the competition, which collectively received more than 250,000 votes.  The idea above was the top rated idea in it’s category and is now in competition with all the other top ideas. See it here: http://www.change.org/ideas/view/replace_free_trade_with_fair_trade

The top 10 rated ideas from the final round will be presented to the Obama administration on January 16th at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, co-hosted by the Case Foundation. At the event we will also announce the launch of a national advocacy campaign behind each idea in collaboration with our nonprofit partners to turn each idea into actual policy.
If you support trade but want Americans to be treated fairly, please read the idea here and then add your vote. http://www.change.org/ideas/view/replace_free_trade_with_fair_trade

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