Just one week ago we launched the No Lobbying Pledge
. We asked you to help us identify candidates who promise to labor just for us—not for the lobbyists—if elected to Congress. Good news, they're listening.
Today we have two victories to celebrate: Rootstrikers signed over 300 petitions, targeting candidates in 12 states to take the No Lobbying Pledge, and our first candidate — an incumbent — just signed on! Representative Jim Cooper from Tennessee's 5th congressional district has just pledged not to become a lobbyist when he leaves Congress.
Who else will join him in that pledge? There are still eight more weeks to go until election day. Help us keep the momentum going.
There are two ways you can help:
- Petition your Local Candidate Now.
- Ask Your Local Candidate to Sign the Pledge in Person.
This election, we have the power to make candidates keep their promises. Let's use it. Demand that your candidate take The No Lobbying Pledge today.
Read more from @Lessig about progress with the No Lobbying Pledge and Rep. Cooper's signing in today's Huffington Post.