Significant market share lost due to unfair preferences for labor performed by federal inmates through a government-run corporation known as Federal Prison Industries (FPI)

In recent years, manufacturers have lost significant market share in DOD clothing and textiles because of FPI’s preference. FPI as a mandatory source should be limited so more job opportunities can be provided to the U.S. domestic manufacturing base. While FPI certainly has a legitimate function, it is also imperative that they be required to compete by the same rules as industry.

If you feel the same, please add your signature to reach the 25,000 signature threshold required by the White House by March 1, 2012 and influence the administration to respond to this issue.    Please review the attached information and then: 1) Go to https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to create an account.  2) Activate your account by clicking on the link sent to your email (it will take a few minutes for the email to reach your inbox).  3) Change your password using the link provided.

4)  Click on Open Petitions in the Green boxes at the top of the page. (sometimes the White House server is slow, please try again if the page doesn’t load correctly)  5) Locate petition titled “Reform DOD Procurement Policies that Benefit Federal Inmates.” (you may need to close your browser and sign in again in order for this to work)  6) Click the green words “Find Out More”.

7) Click the green button “Sign this petition”.  Thank you for supporting this initiative.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions

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