Our political system is broken! The only way we are going to get the kind of transformative change that brings back the American dream is for us to fight for the issues that are important to us. You can help fight for the American dream by visiting my Listen Here! Page.
On this holiday honoring Martin Luther King, I want you to read a couple of articles that I posted on this website about Dr. King. The first one is about his close ties with and support of the Union movement. The second one is about The March On Washington where Dr. King partnered with unions like the UAW in his fight for social justice.
Martin Luther King had a dream but that dream wasn't of the world that we have today. His dream was not of mass foreclosures, homelessness, hunger, outsourced jobs and political greed.
On this day, I am asking you to please sign my petition.
For over thirty years, we've seen the American dream slowly fade into oblivion. We've sat on the sidelines as corporate interests “convinced” our electeds that “free” trade is a good thing. We've sat on the sidelines as our electeds lowered trade tariffs on imports, gave tax breaks to corporations that manufacture overseas and signed job-killing “free” trade agreements while telling us that those measures would “create jobs.” Didn't work out that way, did it?
The underlying reason that we have our current unemployment, national deficit and high levels of personal debt is that our electeds have created an environment that lets corporations shop the globe for cheap labor. In their quest for better bottom lines, corps. treat working people as a commodity to be bought at the lowest price. For those of us who are lucky enough to still be employed, this situation is lowering our wages or keeping them stagnant. This kind of corporate greed isn't a matter of promoting “free” enterprise, it's a matter of morality. Although they are in business to make money, an American corporation has a moral responsibility to America and Americans!
We can reverse the situation, despite what our electeds say about globalization being a “given” and that the “horse is out of the barn!” Many of our electeds are now mounting an attack on Social Security and Medicare, things that we thought were inviolable givens. How much are we willing to give up? Let's protect Social Security, Medicare and take away their sacred given, the corporate “right” to send our jobs overseas! Let's send a strong message to the people we elected to look out for OUR interests! Let's tell them that our war of attrition stops here and now! Join me in fighting job offshoring, become a Jacktivist! Please sign my petition! This is only our opening salvo in the fight for economic justice!
What are you waiting for? Sign it!
When U.S. corporations outsource jobs overseas, they create a cycle of unemployment, lost tax revenues and damage to the U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. We've had over thirty years of the people who are supposed to represent the American voter, not just American corporations passing "free" trade agreements, lowering trade tariffs and granting Permanent Normal Trade Relations to China. The net effect of this has been a massive loss of jobs that no amount of exporting will offset, stagnant or reduced wages and in many cases working people going into debt just to put food on the table and pay the rent or mortgage. A side effect of manufacturing in China is the sharing of U.S. manufacturing technology with a place that just happens to still be a Communist country!
This petition asks that our elected officials make working Americans whole by re-instituting the trade tariffs that were reduced or eliminated over the past thirty years. In addition, it asks that Congress, The Senate and The President refrain from signing any new "free" trade agreements, rescind existing ones and pass the appropriate legislation to curtail corporate job offshoring.
Please click this link to visit change.org and sign my petition. Let your friends and family know about this petition. The future of our country depends on you!