STOP the robots in Congress! Pledge against the Pledge!
  • Petitioned ALL NOVEMBER 6th VOTERS

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ALL VOTERS TIRED OF GRIDLOCK
ALL NOVEMBER 6th VOTERS

STOP the robots in Congress! Pledge against the Pledge!

    1. Petition by

      Michael Donahoe

      United States

52% of Congress (279 of the 535 House and Senate lawmakers) have signed a pledge to an unelected lobbyist, Grover Norquist, to automatically vote NO on any legislation that might raise taxes. An additional 285 candidates running for Congress have signed the same pledge.     

They will vote without discussion. Without exploring options. Without regard to deficits, defense, the elderly, protecting and educating our children, women's health issues or the poor. Just an unthinking NO to problem solving, NO to compromise, and YES to GRIDLOCK.

How can we dig ourselves out of the biggest hole we've been in in 80 years if 52% of our Congressional leaders keep kicking dirt back in the hole?

THESE PLEDGE-ROBOTS DO NOT REPRESENT YOU. More than 60 percent of Americans, and now the Chief Executives of more than 80 of our largest corporations, support some form of tax increase as part of a budget solution. And they’re right! Almost all serious budget analysts – including Republicans, Independents and Democrats – say the same thing.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! SIGN OUR PEOPLE'S PLEDGE, DECLARING THAT YOU WILL VOTE AGAINST ANY CANDIDATE WHO HAS SIGNED THE NORQUIST PLEDGE.

The stakes are huge. Immediately after the election, Congress will face wrenching decisions on how to reduce our trillion-dollar deficits without wrecking the economy, sacrificing our future, or ruining the lives of vulnerable citizens.

There are solutions -- but not if half our elected representatives blindly follow a simplistic pledge to an unelected lobbyist.

Contact your friends and family via Facebook, Email, Twitter, etc. and ask them to visit this site and add their signatures.

To:
ALL NOVEMBER 6th VOTERS, ALL VOTERS TIRED OF GRIDLOCK
THE PEOPLE’S PLEDGE
I pledge not to vote for any Congressional candidate who has abdicated his or her decision-making responsibilities by signing a pledge against any and all tax increases, without regard to deficits, defense, the elderly, our children, the poor, women's health or common sense.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Bee Dee HENDERSON, NV
      • almost 2 years ago

      PLedge Hell, Prosecute! Congress people broke the law.

      It's already outlawed, it's called subverion and treason. Prosecute them but at least vote them out.

      As John Boehner said himself: "If they won't work, throw the bums out" That means Boehner and everyone else who has signed a pledge to Norquist and committed treason. Don't give them a chance to withdraw, They are now known traitors so vote them out.

      Also go to youtube and hear Grover Norquists agenda in his own words: "grover norquist working digits"

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wYYX0mZsQA

      Boehner: "Throw the Bums out": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9SeaVrLvDI

      Bachmann: "If they won't work. neither shall they eat": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWJh1Z0RCqo

      Please sign my petition at:

      http://www.change.org/petitions/the-american-people-vote-against-all-republicans-who-have-signed-a-pledge-to-grover-norquist

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    • Helen Bibelheimer KEIZER, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      No taxes mean no money, Make the rich pay their share.

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    • Danielle Draper LOS ALTOS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Stop the gridlock in congress !

      We need thoughtful , ethical , leadership in congress ! We need leaders who study the issues ,VERIFY the FACTS ! We pledge to stop the robots in congress! Do not vote for Anyone who has signed the Norquist pledge. Thank you for standing up to the bullies in Washington

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    • Nancy Moore RENO, NV
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need government leaders who will stand up to the bully Norquist and balance the economic interests of all Americans.

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    • Tom McAninley OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      A pledge of no new taxes lacks any sense of balance or maturity. It is very destructive to the health of our country.

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