24 June 2016

Rock Against The TPP

I am so excited to announce that I will be joining with legendary guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), actress Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit), punk band Anti-Flag, Jonny 5 & Brer Rabbit of Flobots, Downtown Boys, Evan Greer, Ryan Harvey, Son of Nun and Lia Rose in the launch of an important tour called Rock Against The TPP. This to is bring organized by Fight for the Future and Firebrand Records to mobilize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a secretive trade deal that threatens our most basic rights. Our launch date will be a free concert at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, CO on Sat. July 23rd, 2016.

Learn more and RSVP: https://www.RockAgainstTheTPP.org/

WHAT’S GOING ON?
Congress is about to decide the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an anti-democratic deal between 12 countries that was negotiated in complete secrecy by government officials and hundreds of corporate lobbyists. If it becomes law, the TPP would be the largest deal of its kind in history, and it poses a grave threat to good-paying jobs, internet freedom, the environment, access to medicine, food safety, and the future of freedom of expression.

WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
The TPP text has already been finalized, but before it becomes law, U.S. Congress must approve it. With all the extreme secrecy and blatant corruption surrounding this deal, it’s not hard to see why voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly oppose it. Even all the leading presidential candidates are against it! But pro-TPP members of Congress are still plotting to rush the TPP to a vote this Fall. They want to do it quietly. That’s why we need to get loud.

WHAT IS ROCK AGAINST THE TPP?
Rock Against the TPP is a massive effort to sound the alarm about the toxic backroom deal that is the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Through a series of large-scale educational concert events, protests, teach-ins, and trainings, we’ll reach thousands of people who haven’t heard about the TPP yet, and ignite a movement to stop it in its tracks. The tour is a partnership between viral internet freedom nonprofit Fight for the Future and Firebrand Records, the new freedom fighting record label co-founded by Ryan Harvey and Tom Morello.

More dates to be announced soon. Hope to see you there!

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