Friday, March 23, 2018

Fix Politics Now Campaign

American Democracy is in Crisis.

"The Consent of the Governed" has been Replaced by Well-Financed Powerful Factions, and the Ceaseless Pursuit of Money by our Elected Officials.

We hope you will Join nearly 200 former Members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats, who have Signed the Declaration to Renew the Founders' Promise to say: "Enough."

It's time to: Place Country above Party

Remake the Relationship between Money and Influence by Incentivizing the Participation of Small-Dollar Donors.

Insist on a Transparent Political Process that Defends against Foreign Interference and Allows Citizens to hold their Elected Officials Accountable to the highest Ethical Standards.

America must, once again, be a Beacon of Hope for those who yearn for the Dignity and Liberty that only a truly Democratic Republic can ensure.

The “Fix Politics Now” Declaration stands out as a Beacon of Hope to Americans who see Authoritarianism on the Rise around the World, and Question the Deterioration of Democratic Norms and Standards here at Home.

“We are here to remember the first right that we granted ourselves: The instituting of government, and the right to govern ourselves. As it is laid out in the Constitution: To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” said Issue One President & CEO Nick Penniman.

“Americans are tuning out of the political system,” said panelist Rep. Sue Myrick. “They’re tired of the divisions. They want to see people working together. Members of Congress should not be spending so much time raising money instead of doing their jobs, and they are leaving because of it. They have had enough.”

“It turns out that a lot of democracy depends on unwritten rules around decorum, restraint, empathy, duty—all of these qualities we assume were the guardrails for responsible public service,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick added.

Click Here to read the full Declaration and Join nearly 200 former Members of Congress who have already signed the Declaration!

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