Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Activists Target Central Valley Congressman Jim Costa on TPP Vote

Local labor and environmental advocates today held a demonstration at the Fresno headquarters of Democratic Congressman Jim Costa, who represents California’s 16th District. They’re pressing him to vote against fast-track authority for the controversial TPP trade agreement. The action is part of a National Call Day effort to organize voters to phone Congressional representatives urging them to reject the trade deal. Costa hasn’t announced which way he will go on the upcoming vote, but he has, in principle, expressed support for trade agreements and fast-track authority in the past. The 16th Congressional District includes urban areas and farmlands in Fresno, Madera and Merced counties. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.