Target: President-Elect Donald Trump
Goal: Block Ben Carson from position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Donald Trump continues to prove he does not have the country’s best interests at heart, as he has picked ultra-conservative, anti-LGBT religious zealot Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Carson is not only a known bigot who has compared same-sex marriage to bestiality, but he has no experience or know-how in housing policy. He once went on record saying he believes poverty is “a choice” and that fair housing is “a social engineering scheme.”
It is hard enough for people to find inexpensive housing with today’s economy and inflation. HUD is a program designed to make housing discrimination illegal, and a man like Carson is likely to abuse whatever loopholes he can to allow discrimination against LGBT citizens and the poor.
We cannot let a man like this anywhere near the housing department, let alone be its leader. Once again, Donald Trump is going against the entire core of his campaign promises to “make America great again” by choosing bigots and inexperienced people for his cabinet. We must ensure Ben Carson will not destroy HUD and what it stands for. Sign this petition now to demand Donald Trump rethink his choice for the leader of HUD.
Dear President-Elect Trump,
Your choice for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the worst you could have made. Not only is Ben Carson a known bigot, he has no experience in housing policies and no sympathy for the poverty-stricken. He believes poverty is a choice and that fair housing is a scheme. HUD is an organization designed to help those in need, which Carson clearly does not believe in.
You promised all of America that you would change things for the better. People who voted for you did so because they believed you cared about the working class, that you would ensure better employment opportunities and a change in the ecnomy. But when you continue to make choices like this for your cabinet, you are breaking your promises and showing that you do not have the people’s best interests at heart after all. Please choose someone more qualified for the position of HUD’s secretary. You owe it to America to make better choices.
[Your Name Here]
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