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President Obama: Use Your Pen! Raise Federal Workers' Wages -SIGN PLEASE !

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, State of the Union Speech, minimum wage, federal contractors, workers, government, executive order )

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Make this year's State of the Union be more than just words ! Raise the Minimum wage for federal contractors now!

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Frans Badenhorst (560)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:33 am

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:33 am

Help DFA raise the minimum wage

We know that income inequality in this country is unsustainable, and we want to be at the forefront of the movement to raise the minimum wage every single chance we get.

Nice, but an executive order would not be sustained. Obama, no matter what the Internet chatter; does not use his executive orders when a problem must be legally resolved in the Congress.

Ben Oscarsito (358)
Friday January 24, 2014, 7:30 am
$15 an hour - for a start!

Natasha Salgado (579)
Friday January 24, 2014, 8:19 am
Signed-thx Angelika

Sue H. (7)
Friday January 24, 2014, 10:15 am
Noted and So signed, thanks.

Angelika R. (144)
Friday January 24, 2014, 11:07 am
Kit - "Nice, but an executive order would not be sustained. Obama, no matter what the Internet chatter; does not use his executive orders when a problem must be legally resolved in the Congress. "
I'm not getting it. I assume DFA, with a former Gov chair would know this, and WE know that he used this his power for decreasing deportations for undocumented Latinos, quite selectively,too. another issue that NORMALLY would have required "legally resolve in Congress"-, no?? Yet he did it as the §%$%§% WON'T MOVE to get ímmigration reform passed!

AniMae Chi (434)
Friday January 24, 2014, 1:24 pm

Dandelion G. (384)
Friday January 24, 2014, 2:28 pm
Previously signed but thanks for getting the word out.

Julie Botsch (12)
Friday January 24, 2014, 5:27 pm
Thank You. Signed and Noted.

Mitchell D. (132)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:46 pm
Been there, done that, for whatever it is worth.

Ondine J. (138)
Friday January 24, 2014, 8:13 pm
Noted and signed,thanks

Laurie H. (730)
Friday January 24, 2014, 11:46 pm
Certainly Signed, Thanks Angie~

A F. (132)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:02 am
We can't live this way anymore. Fair wages for ALL.

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 3:50 am
Noted and signed. TY Angelika

Jason R. (66)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 9:04 am
Got that one this a.m. s/n

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 9:25 am
>>still waiting for anyone to pick up and address my comment there re Kit's?! (Angelika R. (142) Friday January 24, 2014, 11:07 am)

Kit B. (276)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 10:06 am

I looked this up on Cornell law review. I stand corrected, for Federal employees Obama may have the ability to use an executive order to increase wages. That he has not, must have to do with internal politics and making deals with Congress, hopefully that would be to raise the national minimum wage. Of course, I am not privy to his thinking or the inner workings of the White House and policy.

Executive Orders

In times of emergency, the president can override congress and issue executive orders with almost limitless power. Abraham Lincoln used an executive order in order to fight the Civil War, Woodrow Wilson issued one in order to arm the United States just before it entered World War I, and Franklin Roosevelt approved Japanese internment camps during World War II with an executive order. Many other executive orders are on file and could be enacted at any time.

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 10:31 am
Thx so much Kit, great job! (Was worth reviewing and checking i think)

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 10:33 am
I do share your susicion/assessment why he has not(yet), seems likely, unless other stuff, of which there is certainly enough currently, has held him up to give attention.

James Maynard (68)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 12:49 pm
Pretty sure I've signed this more than
once, but, they can sort it out.

Jae A. (321)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 1:10 pm
My 'ditto' on your comment James.

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 1:25 pm
They can LEAVE IT ON just the same! ;) :)

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 1:44 pm
Give Federal Contract Workers a Raise -Additional petition by The Nation Please Sign this also!

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 1:47 pm
The more sign all these petitions and TIMELY, the better chances there just might pop up a surprise bonus on Tuesday in his speech.

kate k (478)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 7:14 am
N&S ty Angelika

Monica T. (294)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 7:30 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Angelika

. (0)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 2:32 pm
Yes President Obama. Back up your words with your pen to raise the minimum wage.

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:23 pm
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