National Fast Track Lobby Day, March 4

Urge Members of Congress to Put the Brakes on This Runaway Legislation

The national AFL-CIO recently advised us that President Obama is lobbying members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to support Fast Track legislation, and the vote is expected to be close. Your participation in the AFL-CIO’s National Lobby Day on March 4, 2015 is necessary to defeat Fast Track and keep jobs in our state and in our country.

Under the President’s leadership, Congress is quickly coalescing around Fast Track, which would subject future trade deals including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to a single, one-time-only, up or down vote.

Fast Track would have a profound negative effect on working families. It means more secrecy, less democracy, more corporate influence, unfair trade, fewer organizing opportunities and less jobs.


National Union Lobby Day

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AFL-CIO Headquarters (President’s Room, 1st Floor)
815 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
(Nearest Metro Stations: McPherson Square, Farragut North)

Following breakfast at AFL-CIO headquarters, we will head to Capitol Hill for meetings with New Jersey  Senators and members of Congress. We are securing a room on the Hill for our union brothers and sisters, and request that you make appointments with Congressional representatives in advance. CLICK HERE for a list of New Jersey’s delegation and their office numbers.

Holiday Inn, Georgetown, has a block of rooms reserved for $129/night. To reserve a room, call 1-877-531-2705 and ask for AFL-CIO, block code CIO. If you prefer, reserve online HERE.

For additional hotels:

You are responsible for your own transportation, lodging. We encourage you to make room reservations as soon as possible, as hotels are expected to fill up quickly for this national union event.

RSVP: Eric Richard 609-989-8730 or

It is important that we speak with one unified voice to defeat this latest assault on our democracy and our unions. We hope to see you in Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 4, 2015!

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