Sedona Amendment #2 – Money Out of Politics

 

(rev 7/12/18)

 

WHEREAS,

 

1. In a “modern, true” democracy (MTD)™, every person has an equal and fair opportunity to participate and be heard on decisions affecting the community, and 

2. Allowing a person to use private resources to influence an election or public policy provides that person with a greater opportunity to participate and be heard than a person who cannot, or will not, contribute a like amount of personal resources 

3. Trust and confidence in the American political process is at or near an all-time low* 

4. Almost 9 out of 10 Americans polled believe elected officials are mostly influenced by their campaign contributors (86%) * 

5. Almost 9 out of 10 Americans polled % believe campaign financing requires fundamental changes or a complete rebuild (85%) * 

6. Over 8 out of 10 Americans polled believe money has too much influence in political campaigns (84%) * 

7. The people are perfectly capable of creating a fair, honest, and equal system of financing public election campaigns solely from the public treasury 

8. The estimated cost to eliminate the influence of private wealth on the American political process and replace the money spent by a relatively small percentage of Americans on elections is around $8.10 per person per year based on 2016 spending.[i]

 

THEREFORE,

 

the people of the state of ____________ hereby approve the following amendment to their state constitution as well as the U.S. Constitution

 

The people shall have the right to a political process
free from the influence of private wealth.

 

 

* http://thepeoplesconvention.org/polling-results-external/

 

[i] http://thepeoplesconvention.org/campaignfinance/