• Petitioned Louisiana Governor

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Louisiana Governor
President of the United States
Louisiana State Senate
Louisiana State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

    1. DONNA HAMSHER
    2. Petition by

      DONNA HAMSHER

      NEW ORLEANS, LA


The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified!  Why? Simple! The people demanded it.
That was in 1971... before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to
become the law of the land... all because of public pressure.


Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits.
12 years only, one of the possible options below..
A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2.  No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when
they are out of office.

3.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social Security system,
and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans
do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay
will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the
same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American
people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective
1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.
Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers
envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.


THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!

Maybe it's time.

I'm asking all to forward this message to as many people on their address list as they can; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND PASS IT ON ...

To:
Louisiana Governor
President of the United States
Louisiana State Senate
Louisiana State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Congressional Reform Act of 2011

I am asking that there is honest change in our government.
This government was made for We the People let's keep it that way.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!

Maybe it's time ...

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Richard Garnett NAPLES, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Tired of the present system . Would suggest (1) six yr term as president/vp to eliminate wasting our tie and money running for reelection .

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    • lawrence lawman RYE BEACH, NH
      • over 1 year ago

      I want to see America continue to prosper.

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    • Pam Wilmot DUVALL, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      this is so over due and we know that Congress won't do the right thing without a good hard shove.

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    • Jamal Grimes ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I've been thinking about this for years all the way back to the Clinton era. It really needs to happen immediately. They're out of touch and only thinking of their career ambitions and luxuries that come with being and have been in congress. Let's get it....

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    • Freddie Tennell MIDWAY, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      This just makes common sense.

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