Vietnam is prime example of why we need free trade

The Hill

As a longtime labor activist and first generation Vietnamese-American, you might be surprised to find me advocating for trade promotion authority for the president – and supporting deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Yet this background is exactly what led me to help launch the Progressive Coalition for American Jobs earlier this year – to make the progressive case for trade that is both free and fair. And while Vietnam has frequently been used as a line of attack by opponents of these efforts, it’s actually a prime example of why we should all get on board with the President’s trade agenda.