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Call your senator TODAY

300,000 Africans - mostly women - could lose their jobs if the Senate doesn't act on a critical trade bill soon. Call your senators today and urge them to sign on as co-sponsors to bill S.3326.

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Step 2: Call and Report

Tell us how your call went in the form below. That way we can tell our targets just how many people took action. And don't forget to check out the talking points at the bottom of the page!

    Talking points:

    1. Hello, I am a constituent from ______ and a ONE member.
    2. I am calling today to ask my senator to sign on as a co-sponsor of S.3326, a bipartisan bill to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
    3. Thank the staff for their time, and make sure to leave your name & address so the staffer knows you live in the district and state. The staffer might want to send you a follow up letter.

    Additional information:

    1. Under AGOA, a rule was included to allow African manufactuers to import fabric from other regions in the world, to make garments using African workers, and export these garments into the U.S. duty-free.
    2. Without this rule (the Third-Country Fabric Provision), the budding apparel industry on the continent would die, along with 300,000 jobs and millions of auxiliary jobs.
    3. This fabric rule is set to expire on Sept. 30 and we need the Senate to move the bill as soon as possible. 
    4. American retailers are already reducing their apparel order from Africa and jobs are in jeopardy, so we need co-sponsors today!
    5. The key to promoting sustainable economic development in Africa is to enable Africans to trade with us, increase their incomes and grow their economies.
    6. Less than 2% of all US apparel imports come from AGOA countries in Africa. Such a small amount means that this bill won't threaten American jobs, but it will make sure that 300,000 hard-working Africans can keep their jobs, support their families and send their children to school.