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I’ve been a fan of Congressman Sarbanes (D-MD) (son of Paul Sarbanes) for sometime. I wrote about his Grassroots Democracy work in HuffPo last December. Today, Sarbanes did something critically important for the anti-corruption movement: He introduced, with a significant number of co-sponsors, the most ambitious set of ideas for “Citizen Funded Campaigns” that we have seen in many years — The Grassroots Democracy Act.
Too many see Congress as a stepping stone to a much more lucrative future — one as a lobbyist. With an average salary increase of 1,452%, we understand why. But whether we're Republicans, Democrats, or Independents, we want representatives who will labor for us. Just for us, and not for your future employer: the lobbyist. Will you make the following pledge:
I pledge that I will not become a lobbyist when I leave Congress.
If you are a member of Congress and will sign the No Lobbying Pledge please leave your name below and we'll be in touch to follow up.
No Lobbying Pledge Signers
Rep. Jim Cooper, TN (5)
**UPDATE: Representative Jim Cooper and from Tennessee's 5th Congressional district has pledged that if elected, he will not become lobbyists when he leaves office. Who will be next?457 signatures
We have gotten tons of great feedback since our NationBuilder launch, and I am extremely excited by the growth. We are relying on you to help us keep this momentum going by joining local communities that strengthen and grow this network.
It has been a year since #Rootstrikers launched at the National Conference on Media Reform in Boston, MA. Invoking Thoreau — "For every thousand hacking at the branches of evil, there is one who is striking at the root." — I challenged those reformers to join us in this more fundamental fight. And in the almost 100 talks since, I have worked as hard as I can to get everyone I can to see the corrupting influence of money in politics, and how that corrupting root feeds practically every other problem in America today. I am a #Rootstriker. Teaching this is my job.
Today, we launch a new site to recruit more such #Rootstrikers — more souls devoted to teaching this message to everyone who will listen.
Click here to visit our new site and explore our new tools to help this movement grow.