ICYMI: PCAJ's Mayor Bob Buckhorn on RealClearPolitics

ICYMI: PCAJ's Mayor Bob Buckhorn on RealClearPolitics

In case you missed it -- yesterday, Progressive Coalition for American Jobs coalition member, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, sat down with RealClearPolitics for their second installment of its "Powering the Debate" series. Mayor Buckhorn shared his thoughts on the current political climate and why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Key excerpts:

A Burger and Beer on Colorado

A Burger and Beer on Colorado

By Amrietha Nellan

From being one of the original cattle ranching states, to the national leader of the modern craft beer scene, Colorado has a knack for developing iconic American industries. Colorado’s strong brand is recognized around the world, and is a source of competitive advantage for the state’s agricultural exports. However, high tariffs and transportation costs to major markets dampen the full economic potential of these industries for Colorado. Thankfully, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) makes unprecedented gains in market access and lower barriers to trade for U.S. exports — benefiting Colorado ranchers and brewers alike.

Statement of Ambassador Ron Kirk on Congressman Beto O'Rourke TPP Town Hall

Statement of Ambassador Ron Kirk on Congressman Beto O'Rourke TPP Town Hall

WASHINGTON – Progressive Coalition for American Jobs Advisory Board member, former Dallas Mayor and U.S. Trade Ambassador, Ron Kirk, issued the following statement today on Congressman Beto O'Rourke's successful town hall on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):

Statement of PCAJ Advisory Board On the Presidential Debate Discussion of Trade

Statement of PCAJ Advisory Board On the Presidential Debate Discussion of Trade

WASHINGTON – Progressive Coalition for American Jobs Advisory Board members Governor Christine Gregoire, Ambassador Ron Kirk, and Governor Deval Patrick issued the following statement today responding to the exchange on trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during last night's Presidential debate:

ICYMI: NYTimes Reports Most Democrats Support TPP

ICYMI: NYTimes Reports Most Democrats Support TPP

In case you missed it -- Yesterday, The New York Times published an article highlighting the slew of polls that show Democratic voters across the country support international trade and the TPP in particular — quoting Progressive Coalition for American Jobs coalition member, Kasim Reed. Key excerpts:

Brightening Up Profits for Sunshine State Citrus Growers

Brightening Up Profits for Sunshine State Citrus Growers

by Emma Preston

When considering the citrus that lines our grocery store shelves, it’s easy to forget that the bright fruits before us have traveled long distances before making their way to our shopping carts. Florida grown oranges, for example, are exported all over the world, but imposed tariffs and trade barriers make an already long voyage overly complicated and expensive. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), however, will simplify international trade by reducing excess taxes - supporting Florida orange exports. And it couldn’t come at a better time.

ICYMI: TPA 28 Fly Through Democratic Primaries

ICYMI: TPA 28 Fly Through Democratic Primaries

In case you missed it -- today, Politico published an article on the primary wins of the 28 Democratic House members who voted for Trade Promotion Authority last year, highlighting voter support for trade and members who engage their communities on the merits of TPP. Key excerpts: