Support The People’s Pledge to Curb Corruption in Elections

Urge Candidates to Reject Secret, Outside Spending

Outside, anonymous spending by billionaires and Big Business — enabled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling — could exceed spending by candidates themselves in this fall’s elections.

But what if candidates pledged NOT to allow their platforms and messages to be overrun by negative ads funded by the likes of the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson, or Karl Rove’s Crossroads outfits and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?

During the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, the two major candidates — Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren — pledged that if an outside group ran an ad, the candidate the ad helped would donate half of the ad’s cost, from his or her own campaign, to a charity chosen by the other candidate.

And it worked. Outside spending was 93% less than in highly contested U.S. Senate races in other states. Brown and Warren maintained control of their campaigns, and the voters of Massachusetts knew that almost every ad they saw reflected the viewpoint of the actual candidate.

If we replicate this innovative and effective strategy nationwide, we can keep the outside money out of our elections!

Add Your Name Below to Urge Candidates to Take The People’s Pledge and Keep the Outside Money Out

26-50 of 15484 signatures
Number Date Name Comments
15459 3.2 years ago Joanne & Charles Schwarz This effort and that of to elect candidates who support financial reform is welcome fresh air in all election cycles.
15458 3.2 years ago Karen Zmuda
15457 3.2 years ago Nancy gilbert Would like a Pledge to work for constitutional Amendment to enable regulations on election money source and amount, and to clarify what corporate "peronhood' is not, and that Money is not Speech.
15456 3.2 years ago Carolyn H Friedman
15455 3.2 years ago Lala Stanley
15454 3.2 years ago Lala Stanley
15453 3.2 years ago Bernadette Webster
15452 3.2 years ago John Brockman
15451 3.2 years ago Bernadette Webster
15450 3.2 years ago Anonymous
15449 3.2 years ago Kahlil Arnone
15448 3.2 years ago K. Arnone
15447 3.2 years ago Casey Jo Remy
15446 3.2 years ago Casey Jo Remy
15445 3.3 years ago Elaine Baskin
15444 3.3 years ago Alan Fleischner
15443 3.3 years ago Luise Perenne As a child my bedroom stood 6 feet from railroad tracks in Oceanside,CA. The possibility of a child sleeping today that close to the tracks where oil tank cars might possibly explode is frightening....
15442 3.3 years ago Mark Teig
15441 3.3 years ago Kevin Silas
15440 3.3 years ago Robert Ryan
15439 3.3 years ago Christopher Bonora
15438 3.3 years ago Carolyn H Friedman Government of the people, by the people and for the people. NOT COMPANIES and BIG MONEY!
15437 3.3 years ago K. Arnone
15436 3.3 years ago Raymond Arent
15435 3.3 years ago K. Arnone
Next ->