Speaking Out Against TPP

Senator Jesse Hamilton delivers remarks at rally in opposition to TPP at City Hall (April 7, 2016)

Every NY State Senator, every NY Assembly Member, our collective ability to represent our constituents would be weakened by the passage of TPP. I am honored to represent the people of Central Brooklyn, fighting for our neighborhoods and the rights of all New Yorkers. TPP poses a serious threat to those rights—endangering our ability to uphold consumer rights, our ability to combat unfair labor practices, and our ability to impose regulations that keep our air clean and our water safe to drink. In particular, the Investor-State Dispute Settlement system would empower foreign corporations to attack New York’s laws outside our courts in unaccountable tribunals. As New Yorkers, we must say NO to TPP.