Protesters voice opposition of fast track bill

A nationwide rally against the fast track bill brought dozens of people out in Medford to show their opposition.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden introduced the bi-partisan bill yesterday in an effort to boost trade deals.

Supporters say it includes new provisions to improve transparency, boost congressional oversight and require stronger enforcement for existing and new trade agreements.

But opponents say it would move U.S. jobs overseas, lower wages and be harmful to the environment.

“Senator Wyden has let us down. We are so upset with him. We need to protect jobs in this country, we need to bring back the economy in Southern Oregon, that’s why we’re out here today,” said Wes Brain from the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign.

Activists rallied in Vogel Plaza, they say the next step is to contact Senator Wyden and continue to stand against the bill.

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