Public Citizen Experts Are at TPP Negotiations in Hawaii, Can Keep You Updated on the Talks

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Peter Maybarduk,, (202) 390-5375
Burcu Kilic,
Steve Knievel,, (202) 588-7769

Public Citizen Experts Are at TPP Negotiations in Hawaii, Can Keep You Updated on the Talks

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WASHINGTON - WHAT: Public Citizen experts are at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui and are available for interviews. While President Barack Obama meets with TPP trade ministers in hopes of completing the trade pact, Public Citizen experts will be available to explain how this deal would dramatically increase the cost of medicines and delay access to affordable treatments, threaten Internet freedoms and privacy, restrict access to knowledge online and offline, empower corporations to attack our environmental and health safeguards, and more.

Read the latest blog post here, and follow @burcuno and @PCmedsaccess for live Twitter updates. Please contact one of the experts above for an interview. If you would like to get in touch with international allies or local anti-TPP activists contact Mina Itabashi at or (510) 220-6528.

WHEN: July 28-Aug. 1

WHERE: Maui, Hawaii

WHO: Peter Maybarduk, director, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program
Burcu Kilic, legal counsel, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program
Mina Itabashi, field organizer, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch



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