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Central American Free Trade Agreement

The Challenge

Meridian Hill was called upon to build a national coalition to oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and shape future U.S. trade policy based upon Fair Trade principles.

The Solution

Meridian Hill played a leading role creating and managing Americans for Fair Trade, a national grassroots coalition of commodities, farm, manufacturing, labor and faith-based groups. The coalition in just a few months became a significant player in Congress and the national media that: