Sign the petition: The Trump official who helped pedophile billionaire go free must resign

Dear 5849376,

Over 70,000 CREDO members have already signed this petition calling on Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta to resign for shielding serial child abuser Jeffrey Epstein from justice.

This week, a federal judge ruled that Acosta and the Department of Justice broke the law when they offered Epstein a sweetheart plea deal without notifying the women he had assaulted. Acosta's sympathy for a billionaire child abuser rather than the survivors of his abuse shows he has no place in public service. Please add your signature today to join us in saying that Acosta must resign now.

Thanks for fighting back,
– Brandy

Tell Trump Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta: Resign

The petition to Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta reads:
"Shielding a serial child abuser from justice disqualifies you from public service. Resign."

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Dear 5849376,

Tell Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta: Resign

When the FBI started investigating billionaire Jeffrey Epstein for sexually abusing and trafficking dozens of underage girls – many as young as 14-years-old – he could have gone to prison for the rest of his life.

Instead, a federal prosecutor arranged for a sweetheart plea deal to shut down the investigation and allow Acosta to spend just 13 months in a county jail.1 That federal prosecutor is now Trump's Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

There should be no place in government for someone who shields a serial child abuser from justice. Acosta must go – now.

Tell Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta: Resign. Click here to sign the petition.

In November, the Miami Herald released a bombshell report based on a year's worth of investigative reporting into Epstein's case. Reporters identified about 80 women who say they were molested or otherwise sexually abused by Epstein as underage girls.2

But what reporters uncovered about how Acosta helped Epstein avoid justice is just as disturbing. In a highly unusual move, Acosta met with Epstein's attorney – a former colleague of Acosta's – and worked out a secret deal. He essentially allowed a criminal defendant to write his own punishment, and he illegally kept that deal secret from the victims.3

This secret deal granted immunity to "any potential co-conspirators'' who were also involved in Epstein's crimes. By preventing the FBI from investigating anyone else who participated in Epstein's sex ring, Acosta made sure that other wealthy child abusers never faced prosecution.

Now Acosta runs the federal agency that is supposed to oversee our labor laws, including human trafficking. Trump was considering Acosta for Attorney General, though he now says Acosta is out of the running.4 But Acosta has no business being secretary of labor either. He clearly has no interest in defending the rights of the vulnerable – his priority is protecting the powerful from the consequences of their actions, however immoral.

Pressure is growing on Acosta to resign,5 but he will try to weather the criticism and keep his job if possible. We need to raise our voices now and say that Acosta has no business in public service.

Click the link below to tell Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to resign:

Thanks for fighting back,

Brandy Doyle, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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  1. Julie K. Brown, "How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime," Miami Herald, Nov. 28, 2018.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Anita Kumar, "Trump labor secretary out of running for attorney general after Miami Herald report," Miami Herald, Nov. 29, 2018.
  5. Jake Johnson, "Demands for Trump Labor Secretary to Resign After 'Jaw-Dropping' and 'Enraging' Story About Sweetheart Deal for Billionaire Pedophile," Common Dreams, Nov. 29, 2018.

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