Do Not Endanger Citizens With Privatized Air Traffic Control

Target: President Donald Trump

Goal: Do not turn over responsibility for public safety and infrastructure to private businesses.

President Trump proposed the privatization of America’s air traffic control system, promising cheaper, faster, and safer travel. However, privately owned airlines have already shown that the best interest of passengers is not always their priority. This announcement is also the start of the administration’s planned “infrastructure week” — Trump’s plans to privatize may not end with just air traffic control.

Although moving the air traffic control system to a private non-profit corporation does have strong support from the nation’s airlines, Democratic lawmakers pointed out at a congressional hearing the recent horrifying customer service incidents that have taken place at privately held airlines. Huge computer problems caused thousands of Delta flights to be grounded, and a passenger was forcibly and violently dragged off a United Airlines flight. This clearly indicates that private businesses should not be entrusted with this responsibility. Sign below to demand that private businesses not be given control of our public safety.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

The plan to privatize air traffic control is dangerous for public safety. Private businesses have demonstrated that doing what is right for passengers is not always their top priority, and therefore should not be entrusted with this responsibility.

Incidents like the computer failures that grounded thousands of flights and the passenger violently dragged off a United Airlines flight should not be taken lightly. Public safety and infrastructure are not the arena for private businesses to be given control. I urge you to put the safety of American citizens first, and not to privatize the skies.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ryan Hacker

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2 Comments

  1. Cameron Vail says:

    That is a bad f***ing idea. Profit always wins over safety.

  2. Paulette Mirfield says:

    All this administration wants to do is privatize for profit and the hell with America! Privatization hasn’t worked for prisons except to allow psychopaths access to victims and judges taking pay offs to keep them full. There is little to no oversight when a public service is privatized and that leads to abuse of the system for profit. There is no way imaginable that this would benefit our safety!

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