MSNBC: "Bad credit sidelines some jobless workers"
HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act referenced in the above linked article has been stalled in the House of Representatives since July . . . simply because Congress is being “bribed” to squash it via lobbyist money from corporations and the big three credit bureaus. DON’T ALLOW YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO BE BOUGHT OFF AND BRIBED!
More than 8 million of your fellow Americans have lost their jobs, 17.5 million are currently under or unemployed and many are caught in a catch 22 where bad credit = no job opportunities. That is just WRONG!!!! since it’s primarily due to Wall Street’s greed and its impact on our economy. After using your tax dollars to bail out Wall Street, Congress is being bought off by lobbyists to continue allowing workplace discrimination based upon YOUR personal credit report.
Contact YOUR members of Congress NOW and force them to pass HR3149
1) Find Your 9 Digit Zip Code
Before you begin, you’ll need your full 9 digit zip code. Simply go to the link below and plug in your address and it will provide your full 9 digit zip.
2) Contact YOUR member(s) the House of Representatives
Simply click on the link above and follow the steps, select your state, enter your full 9 digit zip code, click “contact my representative,” answer the security question, plug in your personal information, paste in the sample message you will find below and hit “send message.”
3) Contact YOUR Senator(s)
Simply click on the link above, choose your state, choose your senator(s), go to their website(s) and navigate their website looking for “contact info.” then follow their steps, copy and paste in the sample message below and hit “send.”
[Sample Message - Copy and Paste]
As a regular voter and your loyal constituent, I request that you do your part to get HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act passed now. I’m aware of lobbyist;/PAC money being funneled to Washington by the big three credit bureaus and corporations trying to block passage of this critical legislation. I demand that you not be bribed or bought off by the corporate PACs and lobbyists.
You were elected to represent the people and the American voters, not the lobbyists. At least 90 percent of the American people believe that workplace discrimination based upon someone’s personal credit report is WRONG and I am one of those Americans. If the will of 90 percent of Americans is not being followed by passing HR3149, how can any American not believe Washington is corrupt and bought off by lobbyists and corporate PACs?
Business as usual in Washington,” where lobbyists and corporate money buy votes and block legislation, must come to an end. If there was any real concern for the American people, Congress would have already passed HR3149 by now instead of working behind the scenes with the corporate elite to stall it. After all, it was Congress that enabled Wall Street’s greed in the first place and now you refuse to even lift a finger to help combat the damage done. Americans just want a level playing field instead of workplace discrimination. The following numbers represent real Americans:
The economy has lost more than 8 million jobs since this recession began
For each rare job opening that does exist, an average of 6 humans vie for that one position with 17.5 million of them being unemployed
1.4 million bankruptcies were filed in 2009 and the number just keeps growing
More than 20 million Americans received unemployment compensation in 2009
These numbers represent either damaged or completely ruined personal credit reports and guess what? The credit reports don’t belong to the millions of people - they largely belong to your friends on Wall Street whose greed destroyed the economy. Do you believe it is fair for Americans to be tossed into a potential catch 22 scenario where bad credit = no job and no job = bad credit with no possible way out?
How can you condone such horrible workplace discrimination by sitting on and stalling passage of HR3149? Please answer to me, your constituent and the American people, instead of the corporate money being funneled to Washington to stall this legislation. I’ll be watching for your actions to support passage of this critical legislation and will be voting in November.
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DON'T FORGET TO USE THE CONTACT INFORMATION ABOVE TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NOW!