Category Archives: Trade

2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference—February 8-10, Washington, DC

From the Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition (http://www.citizenstrade.org/paftc.php):   The PA Fair Trade Coalition is a Conference Convener of the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference this February 8th – 10th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. … Continue reading

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National Consumer Protection Week—March 6-12, National

From the Federal Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov):   National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) (http://www.ncpw.gov/) is an opportunity to raise awareness about the free resources available from government agencies and nonprofit organizations to educate people about online safety, identity theft, credit and … Continue reading

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Responsible Christmas Shopping (or even better, skip the “stuff” altogether)

The UCC’s JPANet Newsletter shared the following information about how to be greener, socially-aware shoppers this year:   If we purchase gifts this Christmas, let’s be ethical shoppers. Use the Shop with a Conscience Consumer Guide (Sweat Free Communities, http://www.sweatfree.org/shoppingguide) … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Specter and Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the TRADE Act

The Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org/) is asking for our help.   From Citizen’s Trade:   Ask Senator Specter to Cosponsor the Trade Act   Ask your Representative to Cosponsor The Trade Act   Send a Letter to The Editor Supporting … Continue reading

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Caroling for Fair Trade

The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) is encouraging communities to spread holiday cheer and awareness through Fair Trade Holiday Caroling and a Fair Trade Giving Pledge.   GBCS gives numerous reasons for participating… Raising awareness … Continue reading

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Urge PA Senators and Your Representative to Cosponsor the 2009 Trade Act

The Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition (http://www.citizenstrade.org/paftc.php) is asking for our help to change the future of trade policy—see message below.   Last year, over 80 members of the U.S. House and Senate cosponsored landmark legislation setting forth a progressive vision … Continue reading

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Ask Your Elected Officials to Cosponsor the 2009 Trade Act

The Citizen’s Trade Campaign is asking for help to change the future of trade policy:   Last year over 80 members of the U.S. House and Senate cosponsored landmark legislation setting forth a progressive vision for future trade agreements. The Trade … Continue reading

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How Have U.S. Trade Policies Affected You? Share Your Stories and Support Fairer Trade Policies

If you’ve been personally affected by “free trade,” the Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition (affiliate of the Citizens Trade Campaign) wants to hear from you at www.TradeStories.org. Continue reading

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