Action Alert

Fair trade or free trade? Let your voice be heard on Minnesota’s future!

The Obama Administration is negotiating two new mega trade deals (one with Pacific Rim countries, another with Europe) entirely in secret, with the goal of further expanding the NAFTA-model of free trade. These trade agreements could have major impacts on Minnesota's farmers, workers, small business owners and rural communities. They could limit Minnesota’s ability to support local food and energy systems and grow local businesses. In order to stay up to speed, Minnesota has set up a new Trade Policy Advisory Council (TPAC) to advise the state legislature and Governor.

TPAC wants to hear from Minnesotans: What concerns do you have about free trade? What role could TPAC play in the future? Now is your opportunity to have a say in our future trade policy. Complete the survey and let them know future trade negotiations should be public, not secret. Help ensure the voices of all Minnesotans are heard in the development of trade agreements and that they protect local control and our quality of life. The free trade model has failed for Minnesota and we need a new approach to trade. Help ensure the voices of all Minnesotans are heard before trade agreements are completed, and that they protect local control, our natural resources and our quality of life.

Please take five minutes and complete the survey. To find out more about these trade agreements, go to

World Food Day Community Sing

Sun., October 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Loring Park
1382 Willow Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Part of the 25th Anniversary series.

Celebrate World Food Day and IATP's 25th anniversary with Minnesota Community Sings at Loring Park, at the Community Art Center. We will be singing all about food, gardens and eating. Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of community and song. Music and words provided. Free and Open to the Public. Rain or Shine.


Partners include:

Minneapolis Parks and
Recreation Board


  Minnesota Community
  Organic Valley   Stonyfield   Aveda
Eureka Recycling