Target: Orrin Hatch, United States Senate President pro tempore
Goal: Stop confirmation of Ben Carson as Housing Secretary.
The Senate Banking Committee has approved inexperienced bigot Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and the Senate will be voting on whether or not to confirm him very soon. Carson has gone on record comparing homosexuality to bestiality and claiming poverty is “a choice,” and has repeatedly criticized the Affordable Care Act.
We must stop him from receiving this full confirmation. Carson is unfit to be in a position of such power; affordable housing is already not easy for many lower and working class citizens to find, and Carson is not likely to give fair and equal housing rights to everyone. This is, again, the same man who claims poverty is a choice and is vehemently anti-LGBT. He has no experience in housing and urban development, and is just another one of Trump’s right-wing billionaire cronies.
The Senate must make the right choice and think with their conscience. The well-being of too many people is at stake to allow this man in charge of housing rights. Sign this petition to demand the Senate reject Ben Carson’s confirmation.
Dear President pro tempore Hatch,
You will soon be voting yes or no on the confirmation of Ben Carson for Housing Secretary. Before you vote, however, you must remember that this man not only has no experience in housing and development but has criticized the Affordable Care Act as well as said many prejudiced and insensitive things about the homeless and the LGBT community.
Carson is not the right person for this job. The housing situation is not what it should be as it is, with there being a record number of homeless people in New York as of 2016. Should Carson be allowed this kind of power, even more people will be unable to find affordable housing due to his biased practices and views. His lack of experience will cause many problems down the line.
Please vote with your conscience. Vote no on Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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