To: "Health Freedom, Codex Issues
Subject: FAST TRACK ON FLOOR THIS AM: KEEP CALLING AND STAY TUNED!
From: John Hammell jham@iahf.com
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 09:31:21 -0500

IAHF List: Fast track must be killed. Take the action recommended below immediately, today. Fast track would give Herr Bush sole discretion to sign trade agreements without "interference" from Congress or We the People who would be cut out of the loop. If they get fast track, we're done for. Why? Because there'd be no way to stop so called "harmonization" of our laws to grossly restrictive international standards. Want to watch our dietary supplement laws get harmonized to international so called "standards" down the road? Sit on your hands. Do nothing, and it will happen.

Call 1-800-393-1082 to reach your Congressman and tell him or her to vote no on HR 3005. Make the call right now.

Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 00:05:16 -0500
From: "Timi Gerson"
Subject: FAST TRACK ON FLOOR THIS AM: KEEP CALLING AND STAY TUNED!
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FAST TRACK VOTE ON FLOOR THIS AM!
Keep calling 1-800-393-1082* and Stay Tuned!

Let your Representative hear you loud & clear:
NO FAST TRACK/NO H.R. 3005!

Fast Track went through the GOP-controlled Rules Committee - the final stop before it goes for a full vote on the floor - at the wee small hours of the morning with NO real changes to the substance of the Fast Track bill H.R. 3005. Congress goes in today at 9 am. They will conclude regular business for perhaps 1 - 1 hours before starting the actual Fast Track debate and vote process, which will likely begin around 10:30am. Stay by your phones and faxes and move CSPAN into your office!

THANKS TO YOUR GREAT WORK SO FAR (DON'T STOP!) THEY STILL DO NOT HAVE THE VOTES AND WILL BE DOING MAJOR ARM-TWISING ON THE FLOOR TO BULLY AND THREATEN REPRESENTATIVES INTO VOTING THEIR WAY.

In order to keep House Members where they can pressure them (away from your phone calls!) in their effort to scare up the votes, GOP leadership is likely to drag the vote out for the whole day and possibly into tomorrow - so we MUST stay on HIGH ALERT and KEEP CALLING! This is what they did in 1997 when we won their war of Fast Track attrition. Everyone should remain on stand-by to form rapid responses teams to pile on at a moments notice - there will be rumors and deals flying and we must be ready to counter any and all attempts to sell out working families, the environment, family farmers and consumers by cutting bogus deals or caving into GOP leadership/Administration pressure. This is the last window of peril for us - weasely Members are still looking to trade their votes for empty promises and meaningless language.

THIS IS THE FINAL PUSH- WE MUST KEEP THE PRESSURE ON! We will be calling and updating you throughout the day about the status on the Hill, so expect frantic messages and emails. We all need to KEEP THOSE CALLS COMING during the vote until it is really, really over. We are on the verge of tanking Fast Track for a third time - and everyone knows that the rule is THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT! Let's finish Fast Track for good!

*TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER SPONSORED BY THE AFL-CIO*

Timi Gerson
Organizer/FTAA Coordinator
Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
215 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington DC, 20003 USA
tgerson@citizen.org & http://www.tradewatch.org/
Ph: + 202-454-5103, Fax: + 202-547 7392