For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 

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

Follow @burcuno for Regular Updates

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


This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.

Share This Article