Petition to Jared Polis, Colorado State Senate, Colorado State House
Don't allow tipping at restaurants and raise minimum wage in Colorado
Studies show that if you work in the restaurant industry your race plays a large part in how much you get tipped on average. People who are Caucasian on average get higher tips than people of color. This is a big problem for people who are living paycheck to paycheck and have to rely on tips to sustain themselves and their family. People should not have a different income every month. Furthermore, America has made tipping a custom and most people feel like they have to tip at a restaurant. The employees should be paid by their employers, not by their customers. We need to remove tipping from our customs and make it illegal to accept tips. If we do this we could raise the minimum wage and make the employers responsible for paying their employees instead of putting that weight on the customer. We could give employees in the restaurant industry a steady income. I am reaching out to policymakers in Colorado to make this a reality!
Petition to Starbucks
Let Starbucks Customers Tip on Credit Card Transactions
Straight to the point: we are asking Starbucks to enable tipping on credit card transactions. I'd first like to recognize that Starbucks does succeed in many areas regarding employee benefits, opportunities, and encouraging a deep sense of community between customers and partners, and for that I commend them. And it is often these aspects that make switching jobs a difficult choice for a barista. Pay, however, is still incredibly important, and, when factoring in tips, becomes a strong competitive advantage of other jobs in customer service, and my experience has shown me that Starbucks has not committed to providing all employees with a living wage. And I firmly believe one small step that can be enacted immediately to work towards that goal is to finally allow tipping on credit card transactions. The myth of disproportionate income tax Some baristas have been reluctant to push to credit card tipping because of taxes. The simple truth is that tips are considered part of your normal, taxable income. Nothing more, nothing special, nothing less. The fear of being taxed disproportionately on tips is unwarranted. Check out irs.gov for more information on how this works. Additionally, it is very unlikely that extra income from credit card tips would push any Barista into the next tax federal tax bracket, as that would be over $38, 701! Beating the tax system should not be a reason for working in the service industry. Electronic tipping is the norm Customers are surprised quite regularly that tipping has not yet been enabled. It's 2019. Square and Verifone are ubiquitous, and their interfaces allow for consistent, recognizable prompts for tipping. No receipts, no calculations, no math. Transaction time should not be an excuse. Being a barista is physically and emotionally challenging, and the amount of training and knowledge (read: skill) would surprise most people. It takes real dedication to be successful at Starbucks, and we believe baristas have a right to this small opportunity for us to earn a better living.
Petition to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Reddcoin integration to Facebook!
With the popularity of cryptocurrency over the past few months, there is no debate that Reddcoin is set to be the #1 social media coin out there! in recent news, it has been mentioned that Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook has been "studying" cryptocurrency, which could be huge! We can all agree that Mr.Zuckerberg has been one of the most successful people in the world, and his visions have always been to empower others. With that being said, as an investor in Reddcoin, I felt that I needed to take charge and start this petition to get Mark's attention to look into Reddcoin and how a partnership with Facebook could be beneficial to the world of social media. I think that there is no better time than now to start this petition and help catch Facebook's attention! We have an awesome Reddcoin community and I want to make sure we all do our part to promote to the best of our ability. what better way to do so than via social media, right?! Lets get those signatures going Team Redd!
Petition to Mike Foote
Ban Tipping in Lafayette
I have started this petition to have restaurants in Lafayette Colorado to put up a no tipping policy for restaurants in city limits. Now I know that this sounds like a bad idea from the start since waiters and waitresses are paid less than in other jobs, but the thing is tipping is the cause of that. While I can explain in paragraphs, instead I'm going to show this video that explains everything less in 4 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_vivC7c_1k That's the reason why tipping should be absolutely banned in Lafayette. Not only will the dining experience be less stress full, but waiters and waitresses will actually get a steady income and benefits because the restaurants would have no choice to now pay their employees. Not to mention that if this happens, business for these restaurants would actually be better because while the food would cost more, the people who come to restaurants would no longer have to worry about math after their meal and they feel more comfortable and would come back for that relaxing style. So please, if you do care for what waiters and waitresses make, sign here and Lafayette will just be the start.