Initiative would tell Congress citizens want election reform

Gig HarborMarch 26, 2014 

I imagine most every citizen of Washington thinks the amount of money that’s poured into our elections is grotesque.

“Big” money is used to make negative ads that are often inaccurate, and they “buy” our representatives in Congress.

We cannot simply be pawns in a game controlled by huge corporations whose interests often conflict with that of the people.

Since big money has already corrupted our system, the only way to change the status quo is for the people to speak out — loud and clear. The amazing thing is, our votes really do hold the most significant power of all.

We can, and must, use that power to reconstitute our democracy.

Through Initiative 1329, Washingtonians have the opportunity to tell Congress we want a constitutional amendment which states that corporations are not people, money is not free speech. We need to know who is giving how much money to whom, and corporations should be subject to governmental regulation regarding their political donations.

These statements may seem like common sense, but the U.S. Supreme Court is interpreting the constitution to say the opposite.

If I-329 passes, we will be the 16th state to request an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to meet those provisions.

There is a significant movement afoot, and Washington state must be a part of it.

Find more information about the Initiative at WAmend.org. Sign a petition, get others to sign, and support this movement in any way you can.

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