PETITION: Tell Republicans -- stop holding our economy hostage

House Republicans are once again threatening the full faith and credit of the United States. They continue holding our economy hostage to demand right-wing priorities that are bad for middle class families — like weakening Medicare and privatizing Social Security.

We’ve seen this tactic in the past. And it resulted in the United States losing its AAA credit rating.

The American people cannot afford for their government to live economic crisis to economic crisis. Join Sherrod in calling on Washington to end the standoff and take action.

Members of Congress:

The full faith and credit of the United States is not a bargaining chip.

America doesn’t shirk its obligations. We pay our debts. And we shouldn’t be attaching right-wing conditions to something this important.

I urge you to take immediate action on raising the debt ceiling, and move on to craft a budget that puts our priorities in order.

Signed,
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