Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Congressional pledge signed by D.C. legislators

Every Congressional candidate in 2008 was invited to sign a “Voters First” pledge supporting real change in our “pay-to-play” political system. Over 100 members of the new Congress signed the pledge, committing themselves to making sure that members of congress are accountable to the voters not the funders. The Pledge in part reads:

“If elected, I pledge to make elections fair by supporting a system of public financing for qualified candidates who agree to strict spending limits and take only small donations.”

See the list (find your Rep here!)

Wisconsin Congress members who support clean elections:
Sen. Russ Feingold
Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Appleton)
Rep. Ron Kind (D-LaCrosse)
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison)

Notice that our own rep, Tom Petri, is not on that list.

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