3.24.2009

The fundraising treadmill

Get out that fountain pen. Dust off that Smith-Corona. Or, use the link below to a handy email form! Occasionally, DemWit deems pending legislation important enough to call you to ACTION.

I urge you to fill in the form which will direct your support of “The Fair Elections Now Act” to your senators and representative in Congress.

This important legislation is being sponsored by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) and Reps. John Larson (D-Connecticut) and Walter Jones (R-North Carolina).

The Public Campaign Action Fund, based in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving America’s campaign finance laws.

Now, that’s a cause I can get behind!

The Fund explains the bill:

The Fair Elections Now Act “will allow congressional candidates to run for elected office using a mixture of small donations and limited public financing. Candidates would qualify by raising a specific number of small donations from their communities, and agree to not take any large contributions or any money from lobbyists.

“With the huge challenges we face as a country, we need our lawmakers' full attention on addressing the critical issues of the day, and not spending countless hours dialing for dollars. The Fair Elections Now Act would free our elected officials from the fundraising treadmill and allow them to focus on doing the job we elected them to do-working to solve our nation's problems.”

Hear, hear!

I urge you to support this important legislation. Please contact your senators and representative in Congress in your usual manner.

Or, use this handy email form.

1 comment:

Falzone for America said...

B.J. I did my bit. I sure hope something comes of it because I think most legislators would be reluctant to reduce their bottom line with this legislation.

AIG is a good example of undue influence. About 30 percent of their investments aren't paying off. A 70 Percent success rate is pretty good in the investment biz. The mortgages could pay off in the future and the company should be able to hold out without tax money until then. I smell some good 'ol farmland BS.