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Corporate Reform

Corporate reform is among the Top 6 reforms our workshop participants and online voters believe would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our American political process. Polls also indicate most Americans believe corporations have too much power and should not be entitled to the same constitutional rights as human beings. What do you think? Our nation is also based on personal liberty—which includes being responsible for one’s actions—and yet a corporatio

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Lobbying Reform

Most Americans hate the thought of secret backroom deals in government and the preferential treatment provided professional lobbyists. So it’s no surprise that lobbying reform is one of the Top 6 reforms our workshop participants and online voters have said would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our American political process. To upgrade our democracy and level the playing field, please VOTE on the following SAMPLE proposed amendment to the constitution

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Your Constitutional Right to Complete, Honest, Accurate and Intelligible Information (CHAI)

Polling indicates more than 70% of Americans want: Campaign finance reform Term limits Higher ethical standards in government A balanced federal budget Reduction of greenhouse gases And yet, in today’s politics, each item can easily be defeated by a small minority spending a tremendous amount of money and being deceptive–because it’s still legal to do so. While campaign finance proposals will address the spending, to facilitate a fair and effective amendment process, the convention organiz

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Voting Results Are Coming In!

1. Keep those votes coming!  Looks like we’re on the right track. Check out the most recent voting results: 98% voted YES on CF1-SAMPLE Campaign Finance Amendment 84% voted YES on TL1-SAMPLE Term Limits Amendment 75% voted YES on EG1-SAMPLE Ethics in Government Amendment – and most of the NO’s just wanted more specificit 2. Keep those votes coming! If you typically lean right politically, and you haven’t voted yet, please do so. You’re underrepresented. 3. What’s Next New SAMPLE ame

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EG1 – SAMPLE Ethics in Government Amendment

Enhanced ethics in government has been among the Top 3 things our workshop participants said would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our democratic process. Of the Americans polled: 81% believe Members of Congress accept bribes from lobbyists 65% don’t believe Members of Congress tell the truth, and 66% believe Members of Congress are disloyal to their constituents by favoring special interests Americans want to know their government is honest, fair and tr

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TL1 – SAMPLE Term Limits Amendment

Participants in our nonpartisan, issue-neutral workshops and surveys listed term limits among the Top 3 things they think would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our democratic process. And for at least two decades, approximately 75% of Americans polled said they wanted term limits for federal lawmakers. Please vote on the following SAMPLE proposed amendment provided to launch the citizen drafting process.   TL1 – No one shall serve in the U.S. Senate,

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CF1 – SAMPLE Campaign Finance Amendment

Our workshops and surveys place campaign finance reform among the Top 3 things Americans think would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in the American democratic process. The following SAMPLE proposed amendment is offered to launch the citizen drafting process. Your input is requested. “CF1—Federal election campaigns shall be funded exclusively, fairly and equally by the public treasury—and no one shall provide private resources to support a candidate.”

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Initial Survey Results Are In!

Survey results through June 30 are in!  When asked “What do YOU think would make the BIGGEST difference in upgrading and strengthening (or restoring trust and confidence in) our American political process, the Top 3 answers to date are: 1. Campaign finance reform 2. Term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme Court 3. Increased ethical standards for public policymakers These represent 57% of all votes posted online–and are consistent with the results we’ve experienced in the local

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Summary Report – Dec 4-5, 2013 Workshop

I think many people would be surprised by the results of our December 4-5, 2013 workshop on strengthening the American political process. First, the workshop was underwritten by the Sedona Tea Party and held in Sedona, Arizona. The sponsors understood it would be most valuable to have a balance of participants from across the political spectrum and they went to great lengths to invite and include those that typically lean left or middle politically. Second, while the vast majority of participant

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Your Invitation to Our Next Workshop: Strengthening the American Political Process

Your Invitation to Our Next Workshop: Strengthening the American Political Process If  . . . 1. You’ve had concerns about our American political process, and 2. You’re interested in focusing on the solutions, and 3. You’re willing to work with other Americans from across the political spectrum, THEN OUR NEXT WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU! Mark your calendar for: Part 1: Wednesday, December 4, 545-800 pm, Sedona, Arizona Part 2: Thursday, December 5, 615-830 pm, Sedona, Arizona And thanks to our gen

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