BRUNSWICK —State Rep. Sharon Treat, D-Hallowell, will present a talk entitled “The Impact of Free Trade Agreements on the People of Maine” at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Curtis Memorial Library on Pleasant Street.

Treat will discuss two trade agreements currently being negotiated by the U.S. government, the Trans- Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership.

Opponents of the agreements fear that their passage will result in loss of sovereignty and authority of states and communities to deal with food, water, health and environmental issues.

Treat, co-chairwoman of Maine’s Citizen Trade Policy Commission, will speak about how the agreements are being negotiated and what ordinary citizens can do to stop them from being fast-tracked through Congress.

The presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Maine Fair Trade Campaign, Occupy Maine Bath/ Brunswick region, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Maine AFL-CIO and Peaceworks of Greater Brunswick.



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