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The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) would extend the model of NAFTA to five additional countries south of the border. The specific worker protection mechanisms provided for (but mostly not enforced) in NAFTA are missing entirely in CAFTA. Are you unhappy with the effect NAFTA has had on our economy? Do you think it's a bad idea to go further down that road?

Why don't you tell Congress where you stand? Here, we'll make it easy for you. All you have to do is fill in one form now and with one click we will send your personal message to both of your senators, your house representative too. We'll even look them up based on your address and tell you who they are. Just a few simple words from you mean more than any form letter can. Please read the question carefully to make sure your vote matches your comments.

If you like NAFTA and don't think the CAFTA agreement is unfair then vote "No", otherwise if you believe it will further destroy our economy, and should be rejected unless there is provision for stronger worker protections, then vote "Yes". If you vote "Yes" (that it is unfair), feel free to clarify if you are opposed to the treaty regardless or if it would be acceptable to you with such amendments. Even if you don't think your particular representatives would agree with your position it is important for them to hear from you. If you need more information to make a decision, Click here for arguments.
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CAFTA is a Disaster for the People
by Rep. Bernie Sanders
U.S. Blocked Release of CAFTA Reports
Yahoo News
CAFTA And Restrictions On Food Supplements
National Health Federation
Working Families Call on Congress to Oppose CAFTA
Democrats for CAFTA (opposition article)
by John Nichols
Five Good Reasons NO on CAFTA
Stop The FTAA
Majority of Americans Oppose CAFTA
Americans For Fair Trade

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