Corporations Being Challenged as they Try Perpetuating Recession

Image

When you apply for a job, there are a lot of things that employers should look to to make sure you qualify to make their company grow and prosper.  Your education.  Your experience.  Your appearance and demeanor.  Your character.

What they shouldn’t be doing is forcing you to give them your Facebook password to pilfer through your personal space.  And, what they really shouldn’t be doing is demanding you allow them to run a credit check as if you were applying for a loan, not offering them your services — loaning THEM your time and experience.

You may not have even known it, but this is what they do.  And, what it does is make your credit score a determining factor in your qualification to improve it.  Basically depriving you of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  It punishes people who were victimized by the predatory housing crash caused by credit lenders in the first place.  It punishes people who have been unemployed because of the piss-poor economy lending institutions helped tank in the first place.  It punishes the families of people who are trying to make better lives for their children.

It perpetuates the high unemployment rate and lends to extending the woes of our economy.  It extends pain and suffering for MILLIONS of people.

The good news is that Elizabeth Warren (MA), Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sherrod Brown (OH), Patrick Leahy (VT), Edward J. Markey (MA), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) have introduced the “Equal Employment for All Act” (LINK) to STOP employers from discriminating based on Credit scores.  It would stop corporations from demanding that applicants give them the authority to pilfer through their credit history, which often serves to LOWER the credit score just with the inquiry.

Image

This bill should be a no-brainer, right?  It should, but the banking industry and other corporate interests, as well as the echo chamber that propagandizes and shapes the mid-brained behavior of the Tea Party faction of the Republican party.  If your Senator is one of the co-sponsors, CALL and send your thanks and support.  If they aren’t, CALL and demand they sign on.  This should have 50 co-sponsors.  It is shameful that it doesn’t already.

You can help change that.

Learn more about the bill at the Daily Kos in an excellent essay:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/17/1263427/-Sen-Warren-and-6-others-introduce-bill-barring-employers-from-rejecting-job-seekers-for-bad-credit

Read the text of the bill here:
http://www.warren.senate.gov/files/documents/Bill%20text%20-%20Equal%20Employment%20for%20All%20Act.pdf

Sign on as a citizen co-sponsor on Senator Warren’s website:
http://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/s/creditreportbill?source=20131217em2#.UrCbuGRDt14

Find your Senator and call their constituent service office to have their staff relay a message!
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&Sort=ASC

Finally, read a letter sent by FIFTY advocacy groups to each member of Senate urging them to vote this bill into law:
http://www.civilrights.org/advocacy/letters/2013/become-an-original-cosponsor.html

Advertisements

About Magnana Mouse

Magnana Mouse is a Citizen Media collective. We may someday be called to duty with on-site reporting and broadcasting, but for now, we're not that. Magnana Mouse works with community, party, and social media activists to analyze strategic response methodology pertaining to idea redistribution. Citizen media. Citizen information analysis and brain trust to progressive values alongside a Blue union. The world has changed in ways that make what it's become absolutely unrecognizable to anyone with a memory of what it was in the late 1970's. We're all intellectually and culturally near-death in a forty-year slow boil. At Magnana Mouse, we have the perspective to recognize the underlying issues we all face. We have the vision to plan and manage campaigns to correct the pitch before we all nose-dive off the cliff, finding out too late that we're chained to the Tea Party, like it or not. Consequences are non-partisan. At Magnana Mouse, we alter the cause to mediate the effect of the Right Wing's deadly corporocentric philosophy of economic and social engineering. At Magnana Mouse, we KNOW we can use social media campaigning to effect change and turn Red America Blue to reverse the damage caused by ALEC, the US Chamber of Commerce, Lobbying bribe-middlemen, and the banking super PAC collective. and the Republican party they all dress up as.
This entry was posted in News, News of the Magnanimous, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Whatcha thinkin'?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s