On February 11, 2021, the House Judiciary Committee held the first hearing in over a year on the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. The FAIR Act would stop companies from forcing workers and consumers into arbitration, a privatized “justice” system that is stacked against people, and in favor of corporate profits.
We know that forced arbitration is a powerful tool that rigs the system for the benefit of the powerful. That’s why we need you to write your U.S. representative today to let them know that you support the FAIR Act and ask them to cosponsor.
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Please support the FAIR act!
Dear Representative Maloney,
My name is Emily Hirtle, and I have lived in your district in Yorkville for my entire life. I am writing to ask that you co-sponsor the FAIR Act to #Endforcedarbitration. I watched the entirety of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on arbitration yesterday, and am deeply concerned with the prospect of forced arbitration continuing as a practice. Calls to not only continue but expand forced arbitration that bars consumers and working people from the Court system deeply worried me. Everybody should have access to justice in our public courts, and having a job or a credit card or any other basic service / need should never require being forced to forgo this constitutional right. I hope that you will co-sponsor the FAIR Act and end this unjust practice that favors corporations and big business at the expense of every day people, and promotes an office culture of sexual harassment and racial discrimination without public accountability. All people deserve full informed consent and the ability to make their own autonomous choices about how to proceed with acts of injustice against them. Thank you so much.