Too often, trade agreements have undermined American manufacturing and shipped good-paying jobs overseas; dumped pollution in border communities; contained huge corporate giveaways, and undermined labor, human rights, and environmental standards.
This nomination comes at a critical time for our country’s trade policy. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing record economic and racial inequality, as well as the impacts of climate change. Our nation’s trade agenda fundamentally impacts our climate goals, laying out the guidelines and guardrails for all future agreements. It can mean job and carbon leakage, or it can affirm President’ Biden’s bold principals to lead the rest of the world in acting on climate change in a manner that lifts up working people.