Vigil Against the Columbia Free Trade Agreement


Sign in Colombia: ‘No to the Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.

Monday, July 11    12:00 noon

Congressman Jason Altmire’s Office

Aliquippa Office

2110 McLean Street

Aliquippa, PA 15001

Fifty-one union leaders were assassinated in Colombia last year — more than in the rest of the world combined.  At least 17 have been assassinated so far this year.

As the Colombia Free Trade Agreement races towards a vote in Congress, our elected officials will be forced to pick a side.  Will they stand with union members, small farmers, human rights advocates and others in the United States and Colombia who oppose the FTA?   Or will they stand with the transnational corporations who profit off the violent suppression of workers’ rights, the forced displacement of Afro-Colombians from their land and the dumping of subsidized agricultural commodities?

So far, Congressman Altmire is "undecided" on the Colombia FTA.  Our time to influence his vote is quickly running out.  Please join us as we hold vigil outside his office at noon on Monday, July 11th as part of a national day of action.  We’ll be reading the names of our murdered brothers and sisters in Colombia and other remembrances to the Congressman’s office.

Sponsored by: United Steelworkers and PA Fair Trade Coalition

Co-Sponsors: 4th CD Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America