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Change to the Metric System!

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Change to the Metric System!

To be delivered to President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Congress should finally pass legislation to change the United States to the Simple Metric System of Weights and Measures.
There are currently 388 signatures. NEW goal - We need 400 signatures!

Petition Background

When our nation was founded, we had pounds, shillings and pennies where: 1 shilling = 12 pennies, and 1 pound = 20 shillings. It was very complicated. You divide by 12 and 20, carry, to add numbers.

Our nation adopted decimal currency where 1 dollar = 100 cents.

When our nation was founded, we had inches, feet, yards, fathoms, miles, etc. where: 1 foot = 12 inches, 1 yard = 3 feet, and 1 mile = 63360 inches.

Today, we still use this old world legacy system. We need to bring our weights and measures up to the twenty first century. Congress should finally pass legislation to finish the metric conversion, stalled in the 1980s.

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