Call on your lawmakers to take the pledge
When writing your representative be sure to inform them of the details of the pledge and why you think it is important for them to take it. Be sure to use your name and mailing address in the message so they can verify you as a constituent.
Tips for making a phone call
When calling a representative's office be sure to identify yourself as a constituent. Give them your name and mailing address for verification and say you have an issue to raise. Inform them of this pledge and that you would like to know if your representative will be taking this pledge and that you urge your representative to take it.
A Sample Communication
As one of your constituents I am very concerned about the overwhelming influence of money in politics today. I would like to make you aware of a movement for Members of Congress to take a pledge to curb this influence. It is The Anti-Corruption Pledge. By taking this pledge you will take whatever steps are necessary to end the continuing influence of money in the government of the United States. You commit to at least one of three principles: provide that public elections are publicly funded; limit, and make transparent, independent political expenditures; and/or reaffirm that when the Declaration of Independence spoke of entities "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights," it was speaking of natural persons only. I am sure you agree that these are worthwhile principles and are able to commit to at least one of them. Will you do so?
You can take the pledge at http://www.theanticorruptionpledge.org/.
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Share Your Story
Why does the pledge matter to you? How are you holding politicians accountable? We want to hear your story. Here's how to do it:
- Sign up for a YouTube account
- Record a video about why you care about the pledge (you don't need special equipment—you can use your computer's webcam)
- Send us a link and we'll post the video here
Help us make the pledge better
We are grateful to the volunteers who got this site launched, and get the project going. But it will take an army of volunteers to whip every Member and Candidate into taking a stand. Likewise, it will take many more resources than we currently have to make this project work right.
If you can volunteer to support The Anti-Corruption Pledge, please do so at our wiki. We need coders, activists and citizens galore to make this work.
If you can help us with a donation, that will make this project much more successful. We want this to be a volunteer project, but resources will make it easier for us to draw people into the site.