Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States
Goal: Allow Obama-administration transparency rules on airline prices to move forward in order to protect consumers’ wallets.
The Trump Administration is allowing airlines to hide fees and fares from its customers by suspending President Obama’s transparency review, which would have made airlines disclose baggage fees, ticket prices, and other hidden costs on third-party websites. In a blatant act of intentional obscurity, Trump’s new act will allow airlines, already a billion dollar industry, to raise prices and not disclose them.
Obama enacted this review in an effort to stop companies from raising prices and taking advantage of the market. However, now consumers will be blind. Experts estimate that Trump’s transparency suspension will allow airlines to raise prices by as much as 11 percent.
Trump has once again shown that he is not an advocate for everyday Americans, but instead a warrior for billionaires and business owners like himself. Sign the petition and demand that the transparency review move forward and the rights (and wallets) of working-class Americans be protected.
Dear President Trump,
You have recently suspended an Obama-era transparency review that would have made it easier for airline customers to compare prices and ensure they’re receiving a fair price. Now, thanks to your recent actions, ticket prices may increase as much as 11 percent.
You ran your campaign on the promise of working for the middle class, but that appears to be another one of your lies. Instead, you’re only helping billionaire business owners like yourself. I demand that you allow President Obama’s transparency review to move forward and I demand that you finally start doing the job you swore to do on January 20: protecting Americans, not corporations.
[Your Name Here]
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