Target: Robert Menendez, United States Senator
Goal: Block anti-labor, anti-woman CEO Andy Puzder’s nomination to Secretary of Labor.
Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor is Andy Puzder, CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chain. Puzder opposes raising the official minimum wage to $15 per hour and cares little for the needs of the working class; in addition, he has a track record of sexism, domestic abuse and assisting with anti-choice laws. In short, he is a horrible choice for Secretary of Labor, especially where female workers are concerned.
Donald Trump is not yet officially president, but he continues to prove he cares little for the everyday citizens. Particularly, Trump’s promise to mend the troubled employment market is once again proving to be nothing more than a lie as he has chosen a man who not only opposes raising the minimum wage, but has vocally criticized the Affordable Care Act as well as paid sick leave and the expansion of overtime pay. His behavior has raised concerns from both the left and the right.
In short, Puzder is the last person we want as Secretary of Labor. There are enough problems for the everyday minimum wage worker without someone like him in charge, he will only make things more unbearable. Sign this petition to block this man from being confirmed as Secretary of Labor, to protect the fight for a higher minimum wage and the rights for salaried workers.
Dear Senator Menendez,
Donald Trump has chosen Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor, yet another horrible cabinet pick by a man who does not have the country’s best interests at heart. In addition to opposing raising the minimum wage to $15 and criticizing the Affordable Care Act, Puzder has a long history of sexism; he allegedly beat his former wife and actively tried to stop her calling for help, and helped to draft an anti-choice law. This adds up to the worst possible choice for Secretary of Labor.
Please do everything in your power to block this man’s nomination. He is sexist, does not care for the everyday salaried worker, and will make the already problematic employment situation worse, especially for female workers. Do not allow Trump to give such a position of power to someone so unfit for the job.
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