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Aug
2005

Dems Get Pummeled at Home Over CAFTA

David Sirota
Working for Change Sirotablog
8.4.05

Last week before the vote on the corporate-written Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), I tried to predict which Democrats would face real trouble at home if they sold out and voted for it. This week, at least some of my predictions came true.

According to Crain's Insider newsletter, "Ten unions are planning a City Hall rally and press conference Sunday morning to blast New York City Democrats Rep. Ed Towns and Greg Meeks for voting for CAFTA."

Meanwhile, the Working Families Party (WFP) - a statewide force in New York - has issued a press advisory about the event, which it is co-sponsoring. WFP notes that "Meeks and Towns have drawn progressive wrath in recent weeks for voting in favor Central American Free Trade Agreement, as well as voting in favor of the recent anti-consumer bankruptcy reform bill (Meeks) and eliminating the federal estate tax (Towns)." [...] Read it all at //tinyurl.com/9pbra


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