Day of action against the US trade deal

24 October 2020 - 9:00am
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DAY OF ACTION against the US trade deal

A trade deal with President Trump’s administration would be a disaster. As it stands, the deal threatens our standards, services and democracy. Unless we stop this toxic trade deal, we could face:

  • The NHS being opened up permanently to American healthcare companies
  • Chlorinated chicken, hormone–laced beef and lower food standards 
  • Forced deregulation of our environmental laws, our rights at work and our rights to data privacy
  • New rules that make it impossible to take effective action on the climate crisis.

As negotiations are now reaching an advanced stage, we are organising a day of action to stop the US trade deal on 24 October 2020.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP THE US TRADE DEAL?

Join the online rally to stop the US trade deal

24 October 2020, 5.30-7pm

What would this deal mean for the UK and the world, and how we can stop it?

REGISTER HERE

Join:

  • Sian Berry, Green Party co-leader
  • George Monbiot, writer
  • Dr Phil Hammond, NHS doctor, Private Eye writer and comedian
  • Sharon Treat, Senior Attorney, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, USA
  • Glyn Moody, tech writer
  • Sonia Adesara, NHS Doctor, activist and Keep Our NHS Public Spokesperson
  • Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary
  • Asad Rehman, War on Want Executive Director

Click here to register for the online rally

Take action at home

Covid-19 restrictions mean that our campaign looks a bit different than before, but we can still make our voices heard online and offline.

1. Put up a poster

Print out this poster and take a photo with it. If you don’t have a printer, make a sign that says 'STOP THE US TRADE DEAL!’

Upload your photos here and share it on social media (make sure that it’s public) using the hashtag #StopTheUSTradeDeal.

Afterwards, stick the poster in your window so people outside can see!

STOP THE US TRADE DEAL poster

Stop the US Trade Deal selfie

2. Take part in a Twitter Storm on the 24 October

Tell Liz Truss and Boris Johnson we don’t want this dodgy deal:

@LizTruss @BorisJohnson: Stop trading away our standards, services and democracy! #StoptheUSTradeDeal

Click here to share this tweet on 24 October (Tip: you can schedule the tweet to send on the day of action!)

3. Organise in your area!

Here are some more ideas on organising locally from our friends at Global Justice Now.

4. Email your MP!

If you have not already done so, write to your MP telling them that you don’t want the government to go ahead with this toxic trade deal.

5. Carve a pumpkin

With Halloween around the corner, highlight the horrors of a US trade deal by carving a ‘No US Trade Deal’ pumpkin to stick in your window or outside.

Stop the US Trade Deal pumpkin!

TAKE (SAFELY) TO THE STREETS

For those in London, consider taking part in the Stop Trump, Stop the Trade Deal Protest at Parliament Square on 24 October at 12 noon. RSVP on Facebook.

This protest will take place just ten days before the US Presidential election. It will be a focus for everyone who wants to take a stand against a trade deal with President Trump’s administration that lays out the red carpet to corporate power.

We are asking people to come dressed in black to be part of a socially distanced photo shoot on the day.

The protest organisers are carrying out a risk assessment in line with government regulations on Covid-19. You must wear a mask, and please stay at least 2 metres away from other attendees where possible.

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