Mingas | 19 May 2009
Please sign letter opposing ratification of US-Panama FTA
As the global economic crisis deepens and more people lose their jobs, the Obama administration may soon push for ratification of the Bush-era US-Panama Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
This treaty promotes deregulation for corporations operating in Panama, one of the world’s major corporate tax havens. Even worse, it will reduce wages and labor standards, degrade the environment, and decimate family farms in both countries.
Mingas-FTA is asking Congress to reject this agreement. We are deeply concerned that Congress will use approval of the US-Panama FTA as a litmus test on the likelihood of passing the US-Colombia FTA.
It’s time for change! Obama and many congressional candidates were elected on promises to rethink our current economic model, and we need to hold them accountable to their pledge.
If you or your organization have not yet signed the letter, please consider doing so now.
To sign the letter as an individual, go to
To sign the letter as an organization, go to
The Mingas-FTA Collective