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Force Your Incumbent to Take a Position via their Opposition Candidate(s)
If you do NOT know who your House member is, use #s 1 and 2 below . . . if you already know them then jump to #3 below . . .
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.http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp
2) Look up YOUR member(s) the House of Representatives and make sure you get the DISTRICT # YOU'LL NEED IT . . .
3) Click on link below, click on your state and viola . . . find the number of your district and then start googling all opponents of your House representative until you find their website and contact info. to include an e-mail address (or online form) and a telephone number. (While you are there, many States have Senate races listed as well . . . hit them for "extra credit.")
[Sample Letter/Pitch Points]
As a candidate for Congress that I’m evaluating, I’ve yet to hear you come out and support a prohibition on employment credit checks as part of your platform. HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act sitting stalled in the House of Representatives would make the practice illegal, but I don’t see any mention of it on your website or hear about your support for the legislation.
Just behind national security, jobs and the economy, it’s the most important issue facing our nation. Every candidate it seems is yelling “freedom,” yet 100 million Americans with ruined credit reports don’t have the “freedom” to change jobs or get a job because of employment credit checks. That’s NOT freedom! It’s the worst most oppressive, inhuman obstacle to putting food on the table during the second worst economic disaster in our nation’s history. Even biased numbers just released by FICO point to a national catastrophe. They estimate that more than 35%, 70 million Americas, have credit scores less than 650 which they equate to “bad credit.” The real number is far higher and the reality is that these people if unemployed don’t eat for at least 7 to 10 years since it takes that long to correct a bad credit report. How in God’s name do you correct a bad credit report with no job? The answer is that you don’t, instead you die a slow painful death that starts with the loss of your home and car and then morphs into living on the streets. It’s happening all across America as the politicians in Washington take bribes a.k.a. PAC money from the business/credit bureau lobby to kill the legislation and the American people.
Their only justification they use is that people who “live beyond their means” might steal or commit fraud. Statistics show that more than 86 percent of Americans “live beyond their means” which probably includes you. So only 14 percent of Americans are qualified to work? The credit bureaus that are profiting wildly (as the practice of workplace credit checks is increasing by the day) have ZERO statistical evidence to back their claim that a bad credit report equals theft and fraud. Not one single study whatsoever backs their greed based marketing and profit only motives. Yet with nothing to back the practice, they are being allowed to starve more than 30 million under or unemployed Americans if they have bad credit? With five applicants for every job opening, Americans with bad credit will simply die off before any employer is forced by business demand to hire even one.
As a candidate for Congress you have a moral obligation to stop the class genocide that’s taking place via employment credit checks. Yes, I used the word "genocide" a.k.a. death. That’s the reality and the truth and just because it’s slow and gradual doesn’t make it any less criminal, inhuman and sadistic than other forms of genocide. A document created for lending purposes and extension of credit now dictates life or death. China and Russia don’t even exterminate people based on their credit report, but it’s allowed and even encouraged in America . . . and that is called “freedom” by politicians and the American elite?
Nine out of ten Americans say the practice is sick, warped and depraved. What do you say? I need to know before I vote in November. Are your going to stand with the people or the corporations?
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