LEWISTON (AP) – A coalition of activist groups is calling on Sen. Susan Collins to take a position on a proposed free trade agreement with Colombia.

Members of the Maine Fair Trade Campaign held press conferences in Lewiston and Bangor on Tuesday saying Collins has been ducking the issue. Supporters rallied with duck posters, quacking noisemakers and duck bills.

The coalition is opposed to a Colombia free trade agreement, claiming Colombia has a history of violence against organized labor and that such an agreement would be bad for Maine and the U.S.

Collins has not yet taken a stand on a Colombia free trade agreement. It’s unlikely it will come up in the Senate anytime soon after being blocked in the House of Representatives from going to a vote.


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