Election Reform Activism
Just wrote a letter to my newly re-elected congressman, D-Mel Watt.
Dear Mr. Watt,
Congradulations on your re-election. I'm happy to have you as a Democrat representing me in my district. And thank you for returning my letter asking that you co-sponser H.R. 635, to investigate the President's possible criminal action. I also expressed my hope that you would do what you can to make our democratic process more accessable to all. I can't thank you enough for supporting H.R. 9, the Voting Rights Act, as well as the H.R. 939, the Help America Vote Act.
I would like to ask you to consider co-sponsoring one more in respect to voting rights. H.R. 3099, the Clean Money/Clean Elections Act.
I know your a part of the ruling parties, but we need to free our democracy from the tyranny of the rich. Votes should be based on voices, not dollars. Free the candidates of the time spent fund-raising. Allow other parties like the Libertarians, Greens, and Socialists better access to the population AND the ballot. We need instant run-off voting so that a vote for a Green won't be a vote against a Dem. I ask, please do what you can to sponsor any bills that may help give all Americans more accurate representation.
A daughter of hope and fear, religion explains to Ignorance the nature of the unknowable. -Ambrose Bierce