1. DOWNLOAD OUR BRAND-NEW CAFTA ACTION PACK!
Full of Flyers on CAFTA and Services, Sweatshops, Environment, Investment, Agriculture, a How-To Guide
on local campaigning, and more, this Action Pack will provide everything you need to start a local campaign to STOP CAFTA!
2. LOBBY YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL!
Even with Bush in the White House, we CAN win the fight against CAFTA - but only if people like you
who care about the environment and labor rights across the U.S. contact their representative and urge them to STOP CAFTA.
Contact your members of Congress today and tell them to oppose CAFTA and any other agreement which does not contain enforceable
labor and environmental protections.
CALL: You can reach your member of Congress at the Capitol Switchboard, (202) 224-3121. Simply
tell them you are a constituent, and you want them to vote against CAFTA - and that you want them to declare their opposition
publicly BEFORE CAFTA gets sent to the floor for a vote.
FAX: Public Citizen maintains a free service for you to fax your members of Congress about CAFTA.
To take action click here!
MEET IN PERSON: The most effective way to bring our opposition to members of congress is to
meet with them in person. Get a group of community leaders together and call your representative to schedule an appointment.
Never lobbied before? No problem. Lobbying information and tips are available in our CAFTA Action Pack.
Citizens Trade Campaign may also have a local organizer in your area who can help you - check out their
lobby materials and information Citizens Trade Campaign website.
For more tips and tricks on how to organizing a district office meeting, check out the excellent Stop CAFTA Coalition website.
3. SHAPE THE PUBLIC MEDIA DEBATE:
Write a Letter to the Editor or an article in your local newspaper, or pitch them on a local story
related to the global economy. Make sure that others in your local community - who might be interested in participating -
know about your local organizing efforts. Check out the Media Guide in our CAFTA Action Pack for more ideas.
4. EDUCATE YOURSELF!
Global Exchange hosts an online store of incredibly interesting and informative books and videos available on a wide variety of global justice and human rights topics.
5. EDUCATE YOUR COMMUNITY
GX hosts a Speaker's Bureau of local and global speakers who regularly tour the US. We will be bringing speakers from Latin American
countries who have faced corporate globalization and will inspire us to organize to resist the FTAA! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. SUPPORT GLOBAL EXCHANGE:
Become a member of Global Exchange or make a donation. Our campaign will not be possible without the generous support
of concerned people like you!
7. TRAVEL TO CENTRAL AMERICA:
Global Exchange organizes Reality Tours to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala where you can learn about the potential impacts of
CAFTA, and what organizations are doing on the ground to prevent it. Meet with farmers, women's groups, churches, human rights
advocates, unions, and environmental organizations - and come back inspired to WIN the fight against CAFTA!
8. CONNECT WITH THE MOVEMENT:
Join Forces with the movement for global justice! Sign on to our moderated Global Justice listserve to stay connected.