Petition Mexico to Raise Its Minimum Wage to Equal the US Minimum Wage
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Petition Mexico to Raise Its Minimum Wage to Equal the US Minimum Wage

    1. John  Randolph
    2. Petition by

      John Randolph

      Ridgway, CO

Fifty per cent of the undocumented living in the United States come from Mexico. The Mexican undocumented would not come or stay in the United States if they could make a decent living wage working safely at home with their families in Mexico.

The current federal minimum wage in Mexico is about $5.00 per day (62.5 cents per hour), yet one billion dollars of trade is exchanged between the 1% of the United States and Mexico per day.

The common citizens of both the United States and Mexico suffer while the 1% of both countries continue to profit. This inequality must stop in order for the 99% of both the United States and Mexico to prosper.

 

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    1. Shutting her down, and Thank you!

      John  Randolph
      Petition Organizer

      Sometimes all we an do is try. Thank you for you participation. We will be cooking up something else soon.

      Regards, John

    2. Thank you for your comments and signatures!

      John  Randolph
      Petition Organizer

      Happiest of new years to you all! I appreciate your comments and signatures! We leveled off at 56 and needed 100. I am afraid that the term "sanction" might have scared people off. Also some people questioned my accuracy on the federal minimum wage in Mexico. It is unbelievable that they are being paid roughly 62 CENTS an hour.

      I am totally open to suggestions for rewriting. One friend from Mexico suggested taking out the word sanction - as in "petition our government to petition their government to raise the minimum wage".
      They have a presidential election this year too - their best choice for the people goes by the initials AMLO (Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador), Their 2006 Calderon election was rigged so we shall see.

      Any thoughts? Also the Obama administration has an official site to create petitions. That site needs 25,000 signatures in a one month period to go forward. That is no easy task.

      Again, thank you all so much.

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. The Mexican Federal Minimum Wage is about 62.5 cents per hour - $5.00 a day

      John  Randolph
      Petition Organizer

      Many people have asked "Are you sure that the Mexican Federal Minimum Wage is not five dollars an hour?"
      It is hard to believe isn't it? Living on about 62.5 CENTS per hour, or 5 bucks a day?

      See link below.

    5. Official site of US Treasurey Sanctions Program

      John  Randolph
      Petition Organizer

      When a government's action cause its own citizens to suffer and die (at the cost of US taxpayers) we need must not sit back in silence.

      “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
      ― Desmond Tutu

    6. Poverty Level in Mexico - Article Link Below

      John  Randolph
      Petition Organizer

      The "haves" versus the "have nots" in both countries is rising.

    7. Reached 25 signatures
    8. For clarification - economic sanctions only - not militaristic.

      John  Randolph
      Petition Organizer

      Clarifies economic sanctions as non-militaristic!

    9. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jill Anderson SPRING, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      Occupy NAFTA!

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    • alice southerland VENTURA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Mexican people deserves better. If trade costs were equal (ie. minimum wage match to the US), the majority of Mexicans would no doubt prefer to stay in Mexico with their families and community. A fair minimum wage in MX would also improve the job market here in the US for US citizens. For the masses it would be a win win. For the 1% it would be most costly. Imagine how quickly our trade deficit would improve if it made financial sense to do business in this country instead of countries that support a non living wage. If there were no countries or governments supporting modern day slavery then there would be no slaves. imagine how healthy our planets local communities would be.

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    • Jay Evarts RIDGWAY, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is the most sensible kind of solution to this ongoing problem.

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    • leslie piper LAS CRUCES, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is an intelligent approach to solving a problem that cannot be solved by angry, stupid, nor evil people. Perhaps there are more good and capable caring people than the 1% slaver-class.

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    • JENNIFER RANDOLPH RIDGWAY, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      I think this is the only way to solve our Mexican immigration issue. It is natural for humans to seek a better life. The Mexicans are coming here, despite the pain of separation from family and home, in order to provide a better life for their families. This is a first step. Mexico has more to do to provide for its own.

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