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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, Campaign Finance, Lobbying Influence )

Alan
- 142 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Stop Bribery End Secret Money Empower Voters The aim of the American Anti-Corruption Act is to do all three of the above in a completely bipartisan manner.



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Alan Lambert (89)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:59 am
Stop Bribery

End Secret Money

Empower Voters

The aim of the American Anti-Corruption Act is to do all three of the above in a completely bipartisan manner. The Committee that drafted this Act comes from every part of the political spectrum, from the Tea Party to the Occupy Movement, Democratic and Republican strategists and known political gadflies like Buddy Roemer.

The act is available to read and sign up as a citizen co-sponsor here

STOP POLITICIANS FROM TAKING BRIBES Prohibit members of Congress from soliciting and receiving contributions from any industry or entity they regulate, including those industries’ lobbyists. Prohibit all fundraising during Congressional working hours.
LIMIT SUPER PAC CONTRIBUTIONS AND “COORDINATION” Require SuperPACs to abide by the same contribution limits as other political committees. Toughen rules regarding SuperPACs’ and other groups’ coordination with political campaigns and political parties.
PREVENT JOB OFFERS AS BRIBES Close the “revolving door” where elected representatives and senior staff sell off their legislative power for high-paying jobs. Stop them from negotiating jobs while in office and, once they leave, bar them from all lobbying activity for 5 years.
CALL ALL PEOPLE WHO LOBBY, LOBBYISTS
Significantly expand the definition of and register all lobbyists to prevent influencers from skirting the rules.
LIMIT LOBBYIST DONATIONS
Limit the amount that lobbyists and their clients can contribute to federal candidates, political parties, and political committees to $500 per year and limit lobbyist fundraising for political campaigns. Federal contractors are already banned from contributing to campaigns: extend that ban to lobbyists, high-level executives, government relations employees, and PACs of federal government contractors.
END SECRET MONEY Mandate full transparency of all political money. Require any organization that spends $10,000 or more on advertisements to elect or defeat federal candidates to file a disclosure report online with the Federal Election Commission within 24 hours. List each of the donors who gave $10,000 or more to the organization to run such ads. This includes all PACs, 501c nonprofits, or other groups that engage in electioneering.
EMPOWER ALL VOTERS WITH A TAX REBATE Build up the influence of voters by creating a biennial $100 Tax Rebate that they can use to make qualified contributions to federal candidates, political parties, and political committees. Flood elections with small-donor contributions that will offset the huge spenders. Candidates and political groups will only be eligible for these funds if they agree to a set of contribution limits: they will only accept money from small donors (giving $500 or less a year), other groups abiding by the limits, and the Tax Rebates themselves.
DISCLOSE “BUNDLING”
Require federal candidates to disclose the names of individuals who “bundle” contributions for the member of Congress or candidate, regardless of whether such individuals are registered lobbyists.
ENFORCE THE RULES Strengthen the Federal Election Commission’s independence and strengthen the House and Senate ethics enforcement processes. Provide federal prosecutors the additional tools necessary to combat corruption, and prohibit lobbyists who fail to properly register and disclose their activities from engaging in federal lobbying activities for a period of two years.
This Act could really turn around the Political Process.
 

Ondine J. (133)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:59 am
Noted and signed, thanks Alan
 

F gonefourdays F. (110)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:05 am
Signed and noted with pleasure. Thank you, Alan.
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:52 am
noted
 

Marie h. (161)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:00 am
Signed.

Thank you Alan
 

Rachael Moore (55)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:33 am
Signed ~ Thank you Alan.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:49 am
Noted and signed, thanks Alan.
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:44 am
#12-thx Alan
 

Franco Di Palma (374)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 4:09 am
Thanks Alan. Signed. # 13. All my best to you. Franco
 

Edo R. (71)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 4:33 am
Thanks
 

AniMae Chi (399)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 4:40 am

# 16
10:09 pm Apr 02
AniMaeChi
Australia
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 4:47 am
Done!
 

John Holton (357)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 5:45 am
S and N
 

Barry B. (20)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 6:47 am
Done.
 

Michela m. (3869)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 7:29 am
S&N
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (49)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 9:31 am
S&N,thanks for sharing
 

Carrie B. (309)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 9:54 am
Signed and noted.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 10:30 am
Great petition - signed with thanks!
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 10:55 am
S&N, ty Alan
 

Mandi T. (423)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:40 pm
Done!
 

Ruth Ann W. (207)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:40 pm
Go get 'em Alan! S&N. Thank you Ashley for the forward.
 

Mary T. (291)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:45 pm
Thank you Alan - signed, noted & shared and thank you Ashley for forwarding
 

Erin R. (169)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:55 pm
Erin,
you took action on April 02, 2014
 

Marianne R. (101)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:57 pm
Noted and signed - thanks to Ashley
 

AwayPlzNoMail V. (170)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:10 pm
S&N, Thanks
 

Holly Schaeffer (35)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:43 pm
Signed
 

Elena J. (185)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:46 pm
S&N
 

Carol D. (108)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:47 pm
signed & Noted thanks
 

Laura Menighetti (19)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:22 pm
Signed by two and noted!!! Thanks so much!!
 

AwayNoMailPlze V. (170)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:23 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Dayanna Hillier (21)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:39 pm
Ms. Dayanna Hillier, United Kingdom
Apr 02, 22:37
# 72
The darkest night is ignorance. GAUTAMA BUDDHA, The Gospel of Buddha

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. His Holiness the Dalai Lama

There could be no bigger mistake than to think that ignorance is somehow dumb and stupid, or passive and lacking in intelligence. On the contrary, it is shrewd and cunning, versatile and ingenious in the games of deception, and in our wrong views and their burning convictions we find one of its deepest and, as Buddha said, most dangerous manifestations: What do you have to fear from the wild elephant Who can only damage your body here and now,

Corruption Stems from Greed and Greed stems from Ignorance.

When falling under the influence of misguided people and wrong views Not only destroys the merit you have accumulated in the past, But also blocks your path to freedom in the future?
 

Judith C. (104)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:06 pm
Signed
 

. (0)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:10 pm
noted and signed
 

Ann L. (34)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:27 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Ashley heffner (449)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:31 pm
;/ Hmm 82 signatures, including myself. I thought we'd have way more at this point. Well I forwarded it to all my friends. Green stars for everyone.
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 4:02 pm
Signed #83....
 

Shirley B. (5)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 4:30 pm
Noted, signed. Sigh! Now, about SC(R)OTUS.....................
 

Abo r. (100)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 5:20 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Jabi Yeonnmin (170)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 5:23 pm
s&n
 

Gabriela Baldaia (95)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 5:36 pm
Signed !!
 

Joan M. (1090)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 6:00 pm
N & S. Thanks Alan
 

Anette S. (24)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 6:12 pm
done
 

Lauren Kozen (158)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 6:46 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks Alan & Ashley.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 8:03 pm
S&N
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 8:14 pm
Signed. #100. Thanks.
 

Janis K. (97)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 8:26 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Alan
 

Mariann Rannenberg (144)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 10:51 pm
Thanks, Alan, for all your hard work you do here. Money is the root of all evil!

Thanks, Ashley for the forward!!
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 11:02 pm
signed
 

Susan Allen (221)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 11:32 pm
Noted, signed and shared #106 & #107 - don't ask me how it shows that I signed twice. I only signed once; not sure how that can even happen on one of these type petitions. Maybe petitioner can have one of the signatures removed.

I have already signed several other actions to do with this subject. It is absolutely vital that we get the money out of our political system altogether. There should be no money allowed period. Television ads should be limited to ads by the candidate only and a certain amount of air time on "public" airwaves should be free. There should be no ads allowed with the sole purpose of degrading another candidate. And I would think that if a candidate is only given a certain amount of free air time, they wouldn't want to waste it on nasty campaign ads.

It would take some doing, but if we don't do something like this and soon, we might as well pitch the Constitution in the trashcan which for the most part has already happened.

 

Sherri G. (111)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 1:00 am
Signed and Noted TY Alan and Ted for the link.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 2:01 am
http://www.care2.com/news/member/841758242/3758141
 

Arild Warud (163)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 2:02 am
I mean signed.LOL.
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 2:59 am
Victoria, you took action on April 03, 2014.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 3:31 am
D.
 

Sylvie A. (134)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 3:50 am
Signée et partagée. Merci.
 

Emma S. (228)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 4:11 am
Done - thanks, Alan, and to Ted for forwarding.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 4:35 am
Previously signed but good for you on getting this out. As it is said, speaking with forked tongue....or speaking out of both sides of the mouth.
 

Yvonne F. (168)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:05 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Alan
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:06 am
Noted & Signed! Thank you.
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:12 am
Great petition, Alan. S&N
 

Sandra Mas (89)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 7:21 am
Signed!
 

Heidi Walderra (133)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 7:48 am
Signed
 

Farah Hage Ali (156)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 9:07 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing
 

GGmaSheila D. (154)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 9:43 am
Signed, commented, and will forward today...great petition, Thank you.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 11:16 am
Signed
 

Autumn Brook (24)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 11:36 am
How do we stop what has been written of our own doing & becoming so very long ago.... It is beyond human understanding or wisdom in how to right so many wrongs
 

Kit H. (174)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 11:48 am
ssn.
 

Sherri Martin (155)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 12:11 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared to Facebook
 

Jaime A. (32)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 1:55 pm
Noted.
 

Dot A. (133)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 3:24 pm
Support the American Anti-Corruption Act #148
3:21 pm Apr 03 - Dot Alexander * CA

Corruption corrupts everything it touches. There is no true gain with corruption, only false impressions. Our American Ideals stem from those who live the 'ideals' - rather than those who rape our economy without a conscience.
 

Victoria Oakey (105)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 4:31 pm
Noted and signed. Ty.
 

Val R. (236)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:26 pm
N & S
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:55 pm
I think there has been similar things that never get passed but I signed it anyway.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 6:40 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Alan.
 

Victor Romero (18)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 7:20 pm
noted
 

Victor Romero (18)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 7:20 pm
by me
 

Ben B. (39)
Friday April 4, 2014, 12:02 am
Signed & noted, thanks Alan for posting.
Hope it passes both houses.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Friday April 4, 2014, 12:49 am
S+N
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Friday April 4, 2014, 2:06 am
SIgned with a smile :)
 

john byrne (52)
Friday April 4, 2014, 2:14 pm

Ah! Good ol fashion Greed handed down through the decades from family member to family member, lets kiss it goodbye.
 

Helmut H. (30)
Friday April 4, 2014, 5:37 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Alan!
 

Allen O. (177)
Saturday April 5, 2014, 4:39 am
you took action on April 03, 2014
 

kate k g (470)
Saturday April 5, 2014, 9:56 am
N&S thank you Alan
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday April 7, 2014, 12:36 pm
signed & noted
 

Victoria P. (30)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 2:49 pm
Signed, ty!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 3:46 am
Noted and already signed.
 
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