Created by Andrew Daniels on February 21, 2018
I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 99,999 signatures by March 23, 2018, the White House will review it and respond!"
You can view and sign the petition here:
Grant $10,000 dollars a year to legal adult U.S citizens who have no criminal convictions or criminal history
Why I believe you should support this cause.
Why I believe rewarding people for good behavior is a good idea, we are already rewarding people for bad behavior by giving them free housing, food, and medical care in prison. Hardworking taxpayers should not have to suffer financially for following the law by paying for those that don't want to.
Sources that support my cause. 1. "The United States represents 4.4 percent of the world's population, it houses around 22 percent of the world's prisoners.
"Since 2002, the U.S. has had the highest incarceration rate in the world."
http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2012/us-incarceration.aspx 2. "The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people."
"Every year, 636,000 people walk out of prison gates, but people go to jail over 11 million times a year."
3. "1 in 3 American adults has a criminal record, around 30 percent or 70 million of the population." https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-many-americans-have-a-police-record-probably-more-than-you-think-1438939802 4."The percentage of Americans reported having been arrested by the time they turned 23 between 30.2 percent and 41.4 percent."
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2011/12/19/143947345/more-than-30-percent-of-americans-arrested-by-age-23-study-says 5. "If all arrested Americans were a nation, they would be the world's 18th largest. Larger than Canada. Larger than France. More than three times the size of Australia."
"The number of Americans with criminal records today is larger than the entire U.S. population in 1900."
"Holding hands, Americans with arrest records could circle the Earth three times." "A young adult today is 36 percent more likely to be arrested than their parents' 1960 cohort."https://www.brennancenter.org/blog/just-facts-many-americans-have-criminal-records-college-diplomas 6. "In low-income neighborhoods, there is one book per every 300 children." "In middle-income neighborhoods, there are 13 books per one child."
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