Tobita Chow

Tobita Chow is chair of The People’s Lobby, an independent political organization and an affiliate of People’s Action based in Chicago, IL. He organizes a task force working towards a Global Minimum Wage and is co-founder of the “Moral Mondays Illinois” campaign against state budget cuts. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Articles by this author

"Many U.S. progressives are unaware that there are progressive and working-class forces in China with whom we could ally ourselves." (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 12, 2018
How Tariffs Play in to Trump’s Xenophobic Agenda
In early March, President Trump announced steel tariffs as part of a protectionist, anti-China economic strategy. Since then, he’s put tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese products, and threatens to sanction $200 billion more. It is all too short a road from treating Asian industry as a threat to...
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
New NAFTA Must Put People and Planet First
The White House has sent formal notice to Congress that it is initiating the process to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). All evidence suggests that despite Trump’s claims to the contrary, this puts us on track to yet another corporate trade deal that will protect the...
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Together we can win a more just and sustainable future for us all, across borders. Views
Thursday, November 24, 2016
TPP Is Dead. Time For a Progressive Trade Vision.
Trump’s election has killed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Trump made it one of his top campaign promises to end the TPP, and his election win was a signal to supporters of the TPP in both parties to back down. Even Obama has reportedly given up on passing this agreement, which was to have...
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