Tweet-In for Colombia – Stop the FTA! Tuesday, May 11 in Ottawa

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 19:30 to 22:30

Do you think human rights in Colombia are more important than a free trade agreement?

Are you on Twitter?

Will you be in Ottawa or online this Tuesday, May 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm EST?

We need you at a Tweet-In for Colombia this Tuesday, May 11!

WHY?

Because on Tuesday, May 11, the Harper Conservatives will move to SHUT DOWN DEBATE by the trade committee on the Canada-Colombia FTA. Incredibly, the Liberals MAY SUPPORT THE MOTION unless we make it clear that Canadians are watching. By tweeting their words and actions in real time we can reach tens of thousands of Canadians who can’t be at the trade committee meeting in person.

 

THE GOALS

1. Fill the Parliamentary Trade Committee hearing room with 100 people to show how important the Canada-Colombia FTA debate is to Canadians.

2. Make sure at least half of these people are sending regular updates to Twitter and including MP names and contacts so people across Canada can write to the Liberals and Conservatives in real time expressing their concerns with the FTA and the attempt to shut down debate.

3. Make sure these tweets are being re-tweeted by others who will be online and on Twitter from 3:30 to 5:30, multiplying the number of people we reach.

4. Make Parliamentary committee history? This would be the first Tweet-In of its kind on Parliament Hill and there is no better moment than now as the Conservatives and Liberals try to rush through a harmful free trade agreement with Colombia without properly assessing its potential impacts on human rights, workers and the environment.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Trade Committee meets Tuesday, May 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 at 131 Queen Street (Ottawa), Room 853. Security will need the names of all who plan on attending. (Hashtag details will go out on Monday.)

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Write strew@canadians.org if you can be a designated tweeter at the committee hearing next Tuesday, May 11. But remember, even if you won’t be tweeting, we need 100 people to fill the committee room so please get in touch and let us know how many people your organization will be sending and how many of those will be tweeting.

131 Queen Street
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 20.1288" N, 75° 41' 49.1676" W
Ontario CA

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