Stop Giving Away American Jobs
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Stop Giving Away American Jobs

    1. chris shira
    2. Petition by

      chris shira

      coralville, IA

 

In this time of record unemployment and economic hardship for millions of Americans we call on Congress to institute an immediate moratorium on, and investigation of abuses of, the U.S. Guest Worker Visa programs commonly referred to as H1 and H2 visa programs.

These programs, intended as stop-gap measures to fill needed positions in specialty areas have been abused through loopholes to eliminate American workers and replace them with a permenant pool of lower paid foreign "guest" workers.

 

Recent signatures

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    1. Please sign and share at White House Site!

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      Please visit http://wh.gov/W3k and sign the petition there. After you have signed, please share with your family and friends. Let's get traction on this issue and get America talking about it.

      If not you, who?
      If not now, when?

      Thanks so much for your support on this very important issue.
      chris

    2. Your Input Needed

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for signing this petition, thus far we are at 143 signers. We would like several thousand. Surely you know someone who you can share this petition with. Please do so.

      I am surprised that we haven't gathered as many signatures as I would have liked by now. So, I figure that there must be something that needs to change in the petition to make it more palatable to a general audience. How would you edit this petition to gain wider acceptance and more signatures?
      Please send your edits/suggestions to chris(dot)shira(at)gmail(dot)com.
      Please just send your specific text edits and not general instructions.
      Needed: after 3rd paragraph Insert new paragraph: (something you write)
      NOT Needed: Make it less protectionist, more human. (I think that is the problem with it in general, but a comment like this does not help, give me specific text to work with.)

      Thanks in advance for your help and support. Hopefully we can get this thing into a shape where it has broader appeal.

    3. Petition the White House Directly

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      Click the link to petition the White House directly.

    4. Republican Jobs Plan Calls for Issuing More Visas

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      After hearing the President's speech on jobs, I decided to see what the GOP plan was. I was shocked to discover, "Possible solutions include... as well as making it easier for start-up entrepreneurs to obtain visas." (pg.8)

    5. White House creates Change.org-like Site

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      This is interesting, seems the Obama Administration is about to launch its own Change.org-like site.

    6. Extended End date to July 4th 2012

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      Help get the word out! We extended the deadline to July 4th of 2012. Also decreased the target to an even 50,000 signatures.

    7. 109 Signatures Heading into 4th of July Weekend

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      Heading into the holiday weekend, we have 109 signatures. Please, if you have not already, e-mail, tweet, and share this petition and the awesome comments. Also, you can copy the petition and e-mail it to your representatives. Use the link above.

    8. 100! Signatures and Going Strong!

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      We Just got our 100th signature! If you have not tweeted, shared, or e-mailed the petition to friends and coworkers, Please do so! Our goal is to get 65,000 signatures by Labor Day; one signature for every "guest" worker visa issued.
      Please Help!

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. Need more help getting the word out

      chris shira
      Petition Organizer

      We surpassed 75 signatures, but we need a lot more help getting the word out. If you have not tweeted, shared, or e-mailed a link to this petition yet, please consider doing so.
      Dan Rather had an excellent piece on this issue the other day. Link:

    11. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Margaret Burgess MANCHESTER, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      Stop giving away jobs for Americans to Foreign workers! Help restabilize America and the Economy by giving precedence to American workers! Stop making excuses for giving precedence to foreign workers and let us stop legislation that works in their favor!

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    • Thomas Jacobs ALTOONA, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      It is time that we sent a message to Congress, wall street and the big banks, NO MORE!

      http://www.change.org/petitions/the-american-people-stop-investing-in-wall-street-and-the-big-banks

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    • Lynne Ryan MIAMI, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      This country has always given aide to other countries, they have to take care of their own. I was laid from my job of 18 years under Bush, ending up working part time for just over minimum wage. It's not paying the bills, as needed. My mortgage is under water, like every other American in this country. Why don't they do like they did in the 1930's, the depression, stop foreclosures, things came back for them. Are they really going to let these banks/mortgage companies put everybody out on the street, not everyone has another place to go. I think they need to raise the tariff on companies that have moved out of this country, and out sourced jobs. Will these companies wake up? I think that they should raise the taxes on the rich, like Warren Buffett said, why is his secretary paying a higher interest rate than him? The rich they can pay for food, bills, and their mortgages, no problem, so what that they may have lost thousands or millions of dollars in the stock market, they're still not hurting like the rest of us. I have gone back to school, after 34 years, I don't know why, but it's obivious that my years of experience has not helped, is my degree going to help?, probably not.

      TAKE CARE OF AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!, as Debbie W. said.

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    • Robert Dunsworth MACOMB, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      This Country no longer supports the dignity to work unless being grateful to be a slave for slave wages is the new dignity.

      The rich & powerful feel they have won, yet they have destroyed all sustainable fabric of what made this country great.

      As our industrialized war machine rages around the world at a cost of billions a week, our country rusts and crumbles in neglected disrepair.

      If history teaches anything- it's the end of the American Empire. The powerful will drink and dance at the funeral.

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    • Laura Kogen BRISBANE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Employers and their lobbyists will tell you that they can not find American workers to fill these jobs, but that is often not the truth. If employers had to give up their H1 and H2 employees they would find better ways to reach out to American workers to fill vacancies. The current program makes it too easy for employers to do the wrong thing.

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