To: Renee Ellmers, Congresswoman

Rep. Ellmers: You shut it down, you pay for it

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Rep. Ellmers, either forgo your salary until this shutdown is over, or vote to end it. Too many of your constituents are suffering for your political gain.

Why is this important?

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who voted repeatedly to shut down the federal government, refused to forgo her congressional pay in solidarity with federal workers. Why? "I need my paycheck," she said. "That's the bottom line."

Rep. Ellmers, if you vote to shut down the government, you should pay for it. We all need our paychecks, including the 800,000 federal workers who are going without their paychecks this week, as well as the millions of Americans who are going without federal assistance of all kinds.

Your votes have consequences, Rep. Ellmers. Either forgo your salary until this shut down is over, or vote to end it. That's our bottom line.


Reasons for signing

  • MV0gVY
  • It's so easy to forget how much hard-working people need their paychecks...until that hard-working person is YOU. Please stop the madness that is this govt. shutdown. I don't 100% agree with dem
  • What you need is inconsequential; you must re-prioritize. That's what your constituents need - even reluctant ones like ME!!

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