The California Trade Justice Coalition is a growing alliance of labor, environmental, public health, immigrant rights, human rights, and socially conscious business leaders — all committed to building a strong California economy that works for all. Founded in 2016, we’re an affiliate of the national Citizens Trade Campaign, and a fiscally-sponsored project of Earth Island Institute.
We work together to:
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law in 1994 by President Bill Clinton. Although NAFTA’s proponents promised it would benefit workers and consumers across the continent, the agreement handed more power over to large corporations while hurting family farms, endangering workers’ rights, and poisoning our air and water in the US as well as in Canada and Mexico.
Since its inception, NAFTA has inspired mass protest across the continent. It was NAFTA’s deep unpopularity with the American people that led President Trump to make renegotiating NAFTA a cornerstone of his campaign. Now, working people across the US are demanding that Trump fulfill his promises and deliver a trade deal that works for us, not another corporate power-grab.
We demand that President Trump withdraw from NAFTA unless changes are made that: