Elected Officials: Wear NASCAR Patches Representing Money Sources
  • Petitioned Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Sen. Bernie Sanders

Elected Officials: Wear NASCAR Patches Representing Money Sources

    1. Petition by

      J C

      Monterey, MA

There's recently been an idea circulating on the internet. The idea is that members of Congress should be required to wear NASCAR style patches on their suits representing the campaign contributions they received in their last winning bid. These patches are the logos from PACs, corporations, unions, and other organizations that provided funding (proportional to amount given).

If politicians wore these patches, it would a first step toward transparency and disclosure regarding the role of money in politics. It could shame chronic offenders into rejecting special interests and becoming true representatives of the people who elect them.

Urge Bernie Sanders, a true independent voice in the Senate, to take up this cause and bring about real, imaginative change that strengthens our democracy. This CAN be a grassroots effort for change. Let's get the word out!

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    1. Target of Petition Changes

      J C
      by J C
      Petition Organizer

      Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the new target for this petition. As Ron Paul is engaged in a campaign and Barney Frank is retiring soon, it seemed unlikely that they would advance the measure. Sanders has been a courageous advocate for change and transparency throughout his tenure. However, Bernie hasn't received word of any of the signatures collected so far, so we'll need a new push to bring this to his attention. Please do your part!

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    • Karl Golden CHARLOTTE, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Its a fun idea, though not very practical. It would probably be better served by showing the politician with his patches superimposed graphically on them by the news entity featuring them. Are you listening Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Ed, Bill Maher? I'd love to see this happen so we all would know who really has the best interests of the American people in mind.

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    • Bob Carlson MONTEREY, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      To know who/what I'm voting for! Who knows-one day I may earn enough to get my own name emblazoned on a suit...I wonder what I might ask for then?

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    • Sonrisa OToole WEST STOCKBRIDGE, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The people who a candidate accepts help from can make a huge impact on my decision to vote for them as well as give the public more information about the candidate him/her self!

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    • Leaidan Leaidan EUNXQUMXMUEPYOG, NE
      • about 3 years ago

      That's way more clever than I was epxetcing. Thanks!

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    • Brock Scott UHRICHSVILLE, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      This is what is exactly needed. You would always know who is "influencing" the Members of Congress. They vote by "WHO" is giving them the money. Actually what I thought about the other day is so much better.

      Run For Political Office Using "YOUR OWN MONEY" | Change.org http://chn.ge/p4J6Wy

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