WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ — Building on 7-Eleven’s successful “Stop Unfair Credit Card Fees” consumer petition campaign, convenience store operators today joined with U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (VT-At Large) and Bill Shuster (PA-9) to deliver an additional 2 million new customer signatures collected during the NACS “Stop Unfair Swipe Fees” campaign, which is asking Congress to put an end to unfair, hidden credit and debit card swipe fees that cripple Main Street merchants and their customers.
“Today two million Americans added their voices to the chorus calling for fairness for the small businesses that drive our economy. Two million more Americans are recognizing that swipe fees kill good-paying, local jobs and drive up costs for consumers. Two million more Americans are saying ‘enough is enough,'” said Rep. Welch. “We must take action to rein in the abusive practices of the credit card industry and ensure that small businesses get a fair deal.”
Combined with 7-Eleven’s 1.7 million signatures urging swipe fee reform, the total number of signatures delivered to Congress is 3.7 million — the largest number of consumer signatures ever collected for a public policy issue.