In a recent email from SumofUs we learn:
The European Ombudsman -- the place where European citizens can lodge complaints about EU politics -- has opened a formal investigation into TTIP and its lack of transparency following pressure from civil society. We have only 7 days left to write to the Ombudsman and let her know how we feel about our rights being negotiated away in a secret trade deal.
Here's my hastily constructed email -do use it as a template yourself.
Dear Ombudsman,I have to say that I remain very concerned about the TTIP negotiations despite cautious reassurances from my MP drawing on government documents. The reassurances, on closer examination have often turned out to be misleading or illusory: it is no answer, for example, to cite the paucity of successful legal actions by corporations on governments when what is at issue is the legitimacy of doing so and when there are in fact some not only successful actions using similar treaty clauses but ones which have clearly been to the detriment of civil society in those places.