Friday, May 7, 2010

Ask Obama to Purge Pritzker and to Support HR3149 (and just introduced SA3795)

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Ask Obama to Purge Pritzker and to Support HR3149 (and just introduced SA3795)

Whether you're loyal to the Democratic Party and ardent supporter of President Obama or detractor, any supporter of HR3149 (and just introduced SA3795) has to be extremely concerned with our President’s ties to Penny Pritzker, Chair, TransUnion. Our President has yet to show one ounce of support for HR3149 (and just introduced SA3795) and the following linked CT and HP articles speak volumes . . .,0,5056644.story?page=1

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Unless I’ve missed something, you have yet to utter one word in support of HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act (and just introduced SA3795). With all due respect, myself and millions of other Americans are forced to question whether that is due to your personal friendship and long-time political relationship with Penny Prtzker, Chair, TransUnion (who led your campaign finance team and raised millions of dollars for your campaign). To have Pritzker on your Economic Recovery Board smacks in the face of justice and workplace equality. Millions of Americans are locked out of the workplace by TransUnion, Equifax and Experian selling their personal credit reports to employers. Worse than profiting directly from the suffering of Americans, all three credit bureaus deploy multi-million dollar marketing efforts to encourage the discrimination practice. Pritzker, however, takes it even further by directing TransUnion's seedy backroom arm twisting, “lobbying,” and manipulation of legislators (see linked article below) to ensure that children go hungry and their parents remain jobless. Pritzker also funds hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit bureau PAC money to buy votes in Congress and the House Committee on Financial Services to keep the legislation stalled. Is this someone you can hold up to the American people as a good person to deliver a jobs recovery?

An atmosphere of personal friendships, cronyism and corporate money buying Congress is NOT the “Change We Can Believe In” you promised during your campaign. As more than 25 million Americans suffer from under and un-employment and 100+ million suffer from damaged personal credit reports, the perception of having Pritzker on your Economic Recovery Board and no support for HR3149 (and just introduced SA3795) looks nothing short of cold and callous to the American people. It looks even worse to African-Americans who have “bad credit” at a 48 percent rate and Hispanics who have a 34 percent rate (27 percent for Caucasians). Many Americans now must question whether you have lost touch with the "common man" and the American people and are beholding to a billionaire like Pritzker and her multi-million dollar political money machine.

You can’t talk jobs and the economy without very publicly supporting HR3149 (and just introduced SA3795) and you have yet to do so even once. Having Pritzker on your Economic Recovery Board looks bad for you, your party and makes any jobs talk seem hollow and disingenous. There are no jobs without HR3149 as law. I ask that you stand with the American people who are suffering by the millions by supporting HR3149 and put personal friendship aside by purging Pritzker from your Economic Recovery Board.

Link to Chicago Tribune Article on Pritzker and TransUnion,0,5056644.story?page=1


1 comment:

  1. We've been advise that the sample letter is a little long . . . delete/edit to fit.