#ShouldElectedOfficials

StopTakingMoneyFromCorporationsTheyRegulate?

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This would end the legal extortion and bribery of elected officials by banning corporate expenditures to or for (or against) candidates, elected officials, and political parties

Almost all Americans want special interest money out of politics. Here's an easy twitter campaign similar to anti-#PIPA and anti-#SOPA—#ShouldElectedOfficials StopTaking MoneyFromCorporationsTheyRegulate?  We will need to remove the space between Officials & Stop... because it must be too long for the twitter hashtag standard. We run the remaining words together with capitals to save on precious characters.

1. Search twitter for one of your candidates or if you don't know one try your congressional district TN7, CT5, CA23, etc. This should bring up at least a candidate to get started on. Check the list below and see if any of your candidates for President/Senator/Congressperson have already said YES. If so, please consider sending them a thank you tweet or email. (sample below)

2. Now you’re ready to tweet the candidates. Here’s an example for CT05.  A twitter search yielded Chris Donovan, a leading democratic congressional candidate. This is how you’d build the tweet...

#ShouldElectedOfficials
StopTakingMoneyFromCorporationsTheyRegulate?
@ChrisDonovanCT tweet YES 2b OK2VOTE4!
http://www.agreater.us/billpage.php?id=274 #ct5

Then, since no other candidates easily popped up with the ct5 or ct05 search, go to www.Politics1.com  click on Congressional Races, your State/district, scroll down and find the declared candidates. Then, it’s easiest to do a twitter search for their name to find their handle. If they don’t have a twitter handle they probably are not a serious candidate (or check the spelling it has to be exact), and you can move onto the next name. Then copy and paste the tweet and change the handle.

#ShouldElectedOfficials
StopTakingMoneyFromCorporationsTheyRegulate? 
@AndrewRoraback  tweet YES 2b OK2VOTE4!
http://www.agreater.us/billpage.php?id=274 #ct5

These are the two leading candidates but you should do the other declared candidates, too. It is likely that an underdog or third party candidate is a reformer and will tweet back YES. When that happens reply to them.

A #ShouldElectedOfficials THANKS @[their handle] Ur now OK2VOTE4 for #ct05! If ur interested in being interviewed as a GREATER Candidate contact @jmdenn

When we see these tweets come through we will add your reformer, your new anti-crony-capitalist to the OK2VOTE4 growing list.

Repeat for Presidential Candidates and Senate Candidates.

As you can see from the list below—this is working. Imagine a candidate's twitter stream jammed day after day taking energy away from crony capitalism politics as usual. If we demand reform, we will get it. This is not a conservative or liberal campaign. It is a GREATER one.

If the candidate/elected official doesn't answer, or answers "NO" we will eventually list them in the DO NOT VOTE FOR Op-Ed below.

There is a famous saying when Elected Officials are lobbied by mere citizens.

"I agree with you, I support you, now make me do it."

Message received and understood.

YES or NO?

Please rate this idea 5 Stars before going to...

http://www.petition2congress.com/6198/should-elected-officials-stop-taking-money-from-corporations-they

to sign the petition and send a letter to each of your elected officials.

Op-eds

OK TO VOTE FOR

by @jmdenn on 02/22/12

PRESIDENT
Rocky Anderson (J) [Open Primaries]
Andre Barnett (Reform) [PRE & Open Primaries]
Roseanne Barr (G)
TJ O'Hara (AE) [PRE Plan & Open Primaries]
Michealene Risley (AE) [PRE Plan & Open Primaries]
Buddy Roemer (I) [PRE Plan]
Darcy Richardson (D) [Pledge to Amend]
David Jon Sponheim (ATP)
David Walker (AE)

SENATE
CT
Paul Passarelli (L) [PRE Plan]
Brian K Hill (R) [PRE Plan]

NV
Barry Ellsworth (D)

MA
Bill Cimbrelo (I) [PRE Plan]
Marissa DeFranco (D) [Pledge to Amend]

HOUSE
CA02
Norman Solomon (D) [Pledge to Amend]
CA10
Mike Barkley (D) [Pledge to Amend]
CA26
Linda Parks (I)
CA31
Robert Mardis (I) [PRE Plan]
CA32
Bill Gonzalez

CT 02
Dan Reale (L) [PRE Plan]

FL 19
WM (Mike) Trout (I) [PRE Plan]

IL 17
Eric Reyes (I)

IN02
Andrew Straw (G) [Pledge to Amend]

MA 09
Peter White (I)

NJ02
Mike Assad (R)

NJ 05
Mark Quick (Reform) [PRE Plan]

NY02
Anthony Gronowicz (G) [Pledge to Amend]
NY16
Joseph DiaFeria (G) [Pledge to Amend]

OH01
Rich Stevenson (G) [Pledge to Amend]
OH03
David Esrati (D) [Pledge to Amend]
Bob Fitrakis (G) [Pledge to Amend]

OR 01
Steven Cody Reynolds (Progressive/Green/Libertarian) [PRE Plan]
OR02
Joyce Segers (D) [Pledge to Amend]

PA04
Mike Koffenberger (L)

TN 07
Jack Todd Arnold (I)

TX 36
Chuck Meyer (R) [PRE Plan]

STATE LEGISLATURES
ID
Gus Voss (I) 17A

DO NOT VOTE FOR

by @jmdenn on 02/22/12

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