Stop Government Shutdowns Forever!
Contact Your Representatives and Demand that they Pass Legislation to STOP Government Shutdowns Forever
by Stop Government Shutdowns Forever | 1.26.19
The Trump Administration's Government Shutdown that lasted 35 days was the longest and most damaging in history. It cost our country $1.2 Billion dollars per week, halted government operations for over a month, stopped loans from going through and put our food safety at risk. 800,000 Federal Employees nationwide, were furloughed without pay for 35 days. For 35 days, our fellow Americans and their families struggled to find the money to survive. I was a furloughed federal employee and can speak from experience. Without our paycheck we were unable to pay for our mortgage or rent, school loans, credit card bills, car payments, cell phone bills, groceries, gas, and everything else we need to survive in America while trying to maintain a middle class standard of living. We had to strip our savings, put our families further into debt with loans, or humiliate ourselves and beg for money while going to food banks. This is outrageous! Federal Employees are middle class Americans and 80% of middle class Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Our families suffered from intense stress, fear, and emotional distress because we did not know when the government shutdown would end, when we will get our paycheck(s), how we were going to survive missing our paycheck, and had a President who was PROUD to have put our families into financial jeopardy.
This must never happen again!
In the same breath that he ended this Government Shutdown, President Trump threatened all of us with another Government Shutdown in just 35 days. If President Trump does not get his way by February 15th, he will again "be proud" to shut down the government and force all of us back into the nightmare of uncertainty and financial stress.
Please join me in demanding that our Representatives, both Republicans and Democrats, all fight to STOP GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS FOREVER. This is a bipartisan country over party issue. There is no reason why we can't just have a Continuing Resolution from the prior budget until a Spending Bill for the new fiscal year is passed. NO EXCUSE.
We must not allow ourselves and our country to be taken HOSTAGE. We must not allow ourselves to be treated as political pawns and slaves. 400,000 Federal Employees were forced to work without pay. Working without pay is SLAVERY, which was abolished in 1865 by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
Never Again. Stop Government Shutdowns Forever!
The United States Government is the LARGEST Employer in America. No employer, including the U.S. Government should be able to force 400,000 employees to work without pay (threatening them with termination or career damaging letters of reprimand), while the other 400,000 are forced to not do any work for the American people, not get any paychecks, and are not allowed to find another job without getting fired. This is OUTRAGEOUS and must never happen again! Join me in fighting to STOP GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS FOREVER! #stopgovshutdown4eva #stopgovernmentshutdownsforever #stopshutdowns #nomoreshutdowns #nomoregovernmentshutdowns
~ Jamie Rodny @JamieRodny
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