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To: Every US citizen

Congressional Pay Cut During COVID-19 Shutdowns

Congressional Pay Cut During COVID-19 Shutdowns

I would like to encourage all citizens of the United States of America to demand that the US Congress take a significant pay cut during the employment shutdowns, which have put many of their constituents out of work, that have resulted from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Why is this important?

I believe that this would work as an incentive for Congress to pass a reasonable bill to assist Americans who are struggling in the wake of this pandemic. Prioritizing American citizens over corporate bailouts would help to increase the faith lost by the US Federal Government.


Reasons for signing

  • It is easy to call for Congress to long-term shutdowns when they are still receiving six-figure salaries. Meanwhile, their constituents are struggling to make ends meet and provide for themselves and their families. Congress should step out of their offices and actually consider the hardships that the shutdowns have caused for the rest of America.
  • The American people come first.
  • Congressmen earn $3336/weekly. There salary should be no more than 1.5 times the median salary for the state for which they represent.

Updates

2020-04-04 11:46:14 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-03-25 14:55:51 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-03-23 19:04:53 -0400

10 signatures reached

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