In partnership with Moveon.org, Laura Leavitt of the Courage Campaign has initiated a petition, "No pay for Congress during the shutdown."
The petition states:
I demand that members of Congress NOT get paid during a self-inflicted government shutdown. It is morally reprehensible that hardworking federal employees will stop receiving the paychecks they need to feed their families and pay their mortgages, while Congress still gets paid for refusing to do the job they were elected to do.
These Republican members of Congress -- including California's own House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy -- are putting the extreme and ideological demands of a small minority over the health of the American economy. And now, federal employees, veterans, and hard-working families will be the ones that have to pay the price. That is unfair and morally reprehensible.
Congress should take responsibility for their own inaction and lose their paychecks until they come to a resolution. Every day this drags on, the more damage it does to everyday Americans and our nation's fragile economy.
Great minds think alike: additional petitions about this same subject are listed on Moveon.org's petition site.