The Trade Stories Project provides opportunities for people whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by existing trade agreements to actively participate in trade policy debates. In doing so, the project seeks to increase public awareness, participation and accountability surrounding questions of trade policy.
- Broad policy objectives shared among the Trade Stories Project’s sponsoring organizations include:
- Starting over on pending trade deals that were negotiated by the Bush administration but not yet approved by Congress;
- Establishing mandatory new criteria for future trade agreements, and renegotiating or scrapping existing deals that do not meet those standards; and
- Increasing transparency, oversight and democratic participation in trade policymaking.
Funding for the Trade Stories Project was provided by the Solidago Foundation, Moriah Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s, and individuals like yourself. Please support our work by making a donation to the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition, earmarked “Trade Stories Project.” Click here to donate online.