Career politicians pay lip service to voters, but their actions say differently.
Most of them spend very little time in their districts, and even less time meeting their constituents. Many members of Congress don’t even hold public campaign events when they seek re-election – just PRIVATE, BIG-MONEY FUND-RAISERS WITH FAT-CAT DONORS! So when it comes time for them to vote in Washington, just whose interests are they looking out for?
No one will be surprised to learn IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY. And the fact is our Congressman Ken Calvert is totally in bed with lobbyists and special interests! During his 2016 campaign, he raised ALMOST $1.5 MILLION, but only a mere $4,770 came from small donations from regular people. That shows where Calvert’s priorities are.
Once again, this campaign is about integrity and breaking the control that the corrupt Washington elite have over our country! So my campaign will be guided by our FOR THE PEOPLE PLEDGE:
I will not accept corporate contributions.
I will not accept contributions from lobbying firms or the lobbyists who work for them.
Going one step further, once I’m elected, lobbyists will not be welcome in my congressional office. I will not hold any official meetings or phone calls with lobbyists, nor will my staff. If the lobbyists try, they will be told to have their clients contact us themselves. Regular Americans don’t hire lobbyists to represent them, so this way everyone will be on a level playing field.
Doing the right thing FOR THE PEOPLE is a choice. I’ve made it, and it was the easiest thing I’ve had to do. I challenge Rep. Calvert to follow our lead and take the For The People Pledge.
I don’t think I’ll be holding my breath …