#Civil Rights
ACLU; Speaker of the House; President; Supreme Court; Senate Majority Leader
United States of America

I am not a lawyer. I am a natural born US Citizen, and a Veteran of the US Navy. I am also the victim of an arbitration process that denied me of my civil rights. The bill of rights states:

Amendment VII
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

However, modern day corporations are circumventing this right by forcing people to accept binding arbitration in virtually all contracts. These are not negotiated contracts, but instead take-it-or-leave-it contracts and have become or are already the default norm for contract language. These arbitration proceedings take place in non-public forums, which also adds to the high risk for conflict of interest and bias. Not to mention, very little way to review or enforce these violations. Proceedings and records are private, and arbitrators are for profit entities. Throughout history, secrecy and greed rarely result in fairness or justice.

We, the undersigned, call on the United States of America to make arbitration illegal and banned from all contracts. Please preserve the rights of the people and the power bestowed upon them by the Constitution. Do not let corporate America violate and steal away our rights.

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The Make Arbitration Illegal in the USA petition to ACLU; Speaker of the House; President; Supreme Court; Senate Majority Leader was written by Bredt Allen and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.