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For Immediate Release

Kevin Zeese 301-996-6582, 

Evan Greer, 978-852-6457,

TPP Protest to Blockade US Trade Rep

Kick Off of Campaign to Stop Unpopular Corporate Power Grab


A coalition of 63 organizations will hold a series of spectacle actions at multiple sites in Washington, DC to escalate a campaign that will stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The events will begin on November 16th and go through November 18th. See Call to Action for #FallRising to Stop TPP, TTIP, & TiSA.

The first event will be held at the US Trade Representative building on 17th Street, NW between F and G. It will begin at Farragut Square at 8 AM and then move to the US Trade Representative at 8:30 AM where activists plan to blockade the building in a protest focusing on "TPP Equals Betrayal." Opponents to the TPP will focus on how the TPP betrays healthcare, workers and unions, family farms and safe food, the future of our planet and the future of the Internet.

To follow the protest on twitter follow #TPP, #StopTPP and for a live feed of the action visit @StopMotionsolo

Beginning at 4:30 PM, people will meet outside the US Chamber of Commerce near Lafayette Park for a march through the city. This march will feature luninary toilet paper roles.

The focus of the protests during the rest of the week will be the US Trade Representative, lobbyists for transnational corporations, the White House and Congress. Below is a schedule for the week.

Schedule for Fall Rising Protests Against the TPP

Monday, November 16

8AM - SHUT DOWN the USTR! March to US Trade Rep will begin at Farragut Square and march to US Trade Representative building at 600 17th NW.

4:30 pm -MASS ACTION/MARCH for TRADE JUSTICE! Begins at the Chamber of Commerce 1615 H St., NW for Mass Action/March and Rally to stop the TPP.

Tuesday November 17

11 am - Begins at DuPont Circle for the World is Rising International Solidarity march up Embassy Row! Stops at embassies of countries who are part of the TPP.

5 pm - Hackathon at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 4th and E Sts., NW. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Hackathon.

Wednesday, November 18

Morning - More actions to be announced.

12 pm - Petition delivery to Congress and possible press conference

Afternoon-Evening -- Protest the Dominion Cove Point gas export terminal and refinery being constructed across the street from a residential community in Calvert County, MD. We will travel to the community to join We Are Cove Point and Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community for no gas exports! Why? TPP and TTIP would increase the export of fracked gas from the US to Japan (TPP) and the EU (TTIP), making it harder to stop gas export (and fracking upstream).

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