Fw: OOIDA National CALL-TO-ACTION Alert


From: “OOIDA Call to Action” <Angel_Burnell@ooida.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:50:08 -0400
To: <ty.everson@sprint.blackberry.net>
Subject: OOIDA National CALL-TO-ACTION Alert

LAST DAY!  PLEASE CALL ASAP!

 

Today is the tentative deadline for lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to commit to sign Congressman Peter DeFazio’s NAFTA trucking letter.   Please call YOUR lawmaker and ask him/her to sign the letter.  

 

Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR) is asking his fellow lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to sign their names to a letter that calls for the Obama Administration to renegotiate NAFTA trucking provisions with Mexico.

 

In part, the letter to Transportation Secretary LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Kirk says:

 

“We believe the U.S. should renegotiate U.S. NAFTA Annex I (I-U-21) . . . This would remedy all the truck safety, homeland security, and unemployment issues associated with this long standing trade dispute.”

 

The letter also goes on to say:

 

“Removing the cross border trucking provision from NAFTA will also prevent more job losses at a time when we can least afford them.  Should the border be fully opened to Mexican trucks, the low wages of Mexican drivers will drive U.S trucking companies out of business . . . Opening our border to Mexican trucks is a lose-lose for U.S. workers and the traveling public.”

 

PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE U.S. HOUSE AS SOON AS YOU CAN – tell them to sign their name to Congressman DeFazio’s letter regarding the renegotiation of NAFTA trucking provisions.

 

To contact your Representative, call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121, tell the operator that you want to speak with your Congressman and provide the operator with your home zip code.

 

You are also welcome to call OOIDA at (800) 444-5791. Association staff will be happy to help put you in touch with your elected officials.

 

PLEASE CALL!

If you would rather not receive future communications from Owner Operator Independent Driver Assoc., let us know by clicking here.
Owner Operator Independent Driver Assoc., 1 NW OOIDA Dr PO Box 1000, Grain Valley, MO 64029 United States

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s