Ohioans wonder if our best interests are being represented when wealthy donors give unlimited contributions to influence elections and to buy influence over government policies at the expense of ordinary citizens. A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed 77 percent of registered voters said “reducing the influence of special interests and corruption in Washington, D.C.” is the most important or a very important issue facing the country.
As constituents, we want to be fairly represented by legislators who are responsive to this issue. To the end, American Promise members throughout our state are communicating with our U.S. House of Representative members in January by post cards, emails, phone calls, or visits. Our message is: pledge to use your office to support a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that people — not big money — govern our country.
In the 4th District, we are asking Rep. Jim Jordan to soften his partisan stance, endorse this pledge and with a Democratic colleague, join the House Bipartisan Campaign Reform Caucus. This caucus is working toward the fundamental reform we need to strengthen our political system dominated by money.
We want a strong democratic government of, by and for the people. We want Jim Jordan to represent us.