Signatures are still being collected. This is going to be a long process. If you have not yet signed the petition, or joined the facebook or website pages– it’s time to check it out.
We need to work together to impose a limit on the power of Congress, just as a 8 year limit was imposed on the president. We need to break the bonds between lobbyists and Congress, and the easiest way is term limits. Once people have power for too long, it changes them and they forget who they are supposed to be serving.
There are also state and county pages. We need your help. Take a few minutes to share the message and sign the petition.
Here is a quote from the Massachusetts state lead.
“My name is Megan Carey. I am the State Lead for Massachusetts.
I am a mother, a wife and a teacher. I believe in term limits because the men and women of congress have forgotten what it is like to live in the real world. ”
It’s time to put your fear aside and try to do something. We the people have the power- we just need to take it. We the people don’t need to ask for the power, we already have it and just need to realize it. Our system was designed with all these checks and balances in order to protect the people from people who amass too much power. Let’s use our power and numbers to remind those in Congress who really has the power and what it’s all about… “The People,” us!
Find your state page, or county page, sign the petition, become a petitioner …
“It will take a political metamorphosis, a populist renaissance, in America to reverse the political and economic tides… to make our country strong and whole again. The Toynbeean challenge we face requires a response from all of us, a rebirth of civic activism from average people at the grass roots as well as from America’s political and economic leaders. Millions of Americans will have to come off the sidelines and reengage in direct citizen action in order to reestablish “government of the people by the people, for the people” and to achieve a genuine people’s agenda in Washington” (Smith, xxv).
If we want change- we need to believe that we have the power to make that change happen. Together we can let those at the top feel our strength and our power.
Term Limits for U.S. Congress might be that grass roots movement that can start to make the changes we need. It’s nonpartisan- it’s about who has power and who should have power.
Please help us, join the cause.
I’m nervous about my part. I wonder if I’ll be able to do enough– yet, that isn’t going to stop me from trying. It’s time to stop complaining and start doing something about. Every little bit helps.
Smith, Hedrick (2013). Who stole the American dream. New York, NY: Random House Trade Paperbacks.