Mandate Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients
  • Petitioned United States Representatives

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United States Representatives

Mandate Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

    1. Petition by

      Jennifer Wolford

      Akron, OH

To Whom It May Concern,

It is important that congress proposes a law that would make it mandatory for welfare recipients to pass a drug test before they obtain any benefits. Once receiving their benefits, the welfare recipients should then be subjected to random drug testing.

If a recipient admittedly has a drug problem, it should be mandatory for said person to undergo drug rehabilitation and therapy.

Any person seeking benefits who denies a drug addiction, admits to a problem and fails to comply with drug rehabilitation or who fails a drug test, should not be allowed to receive or apply for benefits again for a 90 day period, from the date of time the test was failed.

It is the working citizens of the United States who pay for Welfare with the taxes that are deducted from their paychecks. Most of these citizens are subjected to mandatory drug testing in order to seek employment. If said person fails a drug test, then they do not have a job. People seeking welfare should be subjected to the same rules. The working class should not have to support people who are taking illegal drugs. After all if the person seeking benefits can afford to pay for drugs, then why are they unable to provide the necessities for themselves and/or their families?

Sincerely, The undersigned:

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. 38 signatures within the first 24 hours.

      Jennifer Wolford
      Petition Organizer

      I know we can get enough signatures to get this passed. Please share this site and get others to join. For the People By the People!!

    3. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jennie Kopsell LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      Drug test for employment should be the same for unemployment.

    • Ashley OConnell BEACON FALLS, CT
      • about 3 years ago

      THANK YOU FLORIDA AND KENTUCKY!!! Florida and Kentucky are the first states that will require drug testing when applying for welfare, effective July 1st. Some people are crying this is unconstitutional. How is this unconstitutional? It's OK to drug test those of us that work for our money but not those who don't? I want my tax money benefiting my sons future!

    • Rae Pritchett COLUMBIA, MS
      • over 3 years ago

      As far as rehab; if the state is willing to place someone in rehab and carry the cost, the recipients should only be given one go around.Thereafter,they need to pay for their own rehab.No rehab...No benifits.

    • Naomi Gibson BELLINGHAM, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      I signed this because I think that it's pretty solid logic to have welfare recipients to take a drug test before recieving benefits. I do think that figuring out how to pay for rehab may turn out to be a problem, however.


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