Walter Wilde

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Sign Our Petition to Support for a 28th Amendment

Join Montanans from all walks of life in a cross-partisan call to urge every candidate for U.S. House to work to ensure that people – not money, corporations, or special interests, but We The People – govern, here in Montana and across the nation:

 

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Dear Candidate for the U.S. Congress,
Montana’s next Representative to Congress must stand with the people of Montana in support of a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution, an Amendment to ensure that people – not money, corporations, or special interests, but We The People – govern, here in Montana and across the nation.
In the upcoming special election to fill Montana’s vacant U.S. House seat, we the undersigned ask that every candidate (regardless of party) comply with the very clear instruction of the people of Montana: we are asking that every candidate stand with Montanans and work to win cross-partisan support for a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution, to finally remove the corrupting influence of money from our elections and our political system.
Our elections are under assault by unlimited money, and our next Congressmember should put some good old Montana muscle behind the 28th Amendment! Thank you.

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Sign the Thank You Card

Please thank Gov. Bullock, Sen. Ankney and Rep. Garner for their leadership in passing the Montana Disclose Act.

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We want to extend our sincere gratitude for your work to pass the Montana Disclose Act and sign this important legislation into law. It is refreshing to witness political leaders, from different parties, come together to address this threat to our democracy. With your leadership, Montana is taking a stand against dark money.

Montanans are united in support of clean and fair elections and against the secretive, special interests who seek to buy our elections. There is still much work to do to turn back the tide that has eroded our campaign finance laws in recent years, but dark money groups can no longer operate in the shadows.

Thank you for shining a bright light on those dark money groups. Thank you for restoring fairness and transparency to our elections.

With sincere thanks,


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“American business and the enterprise system have been affected as much by the courts as by the executive and legislative branches of government. Under our constitutional system, especially with an activist-minded Supreme Court, the judiciary may be the most important instrument for social, economic and political change.”


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“It is time for American business — which has demonstrated the greatest capacity in all history to produce and to influence consumer decisions — to apply their great talents vigorously to the preservation of the system itself.”


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“…Independent and uncoordinated activity by individual corporations, as important as this is, will not be sufficient. Strength lies in organization, in careful long-range planning and implementation, in consistency of action over an indefinite period of years, in the scale of financing available only through joint effort, and in the political power available only through united action and national organizations.”


All from the 1971 Lewis F. Powell memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “Attack on American Free Enterprise System.”

Quotes on Fair Elections

What are you favorite quotes that inspire you to fight against corruption? 

We created this page to share inspiring and insightful quotes from our past and the current debate. As we collect these we will share and we will look for creative ways to make these quotes part of the much needed debate.  If you have an idea for how we can promote, let us know.

 

Lincoln3.jpg“Allow all the governed an equal voice in the government, and that, and that only is self-government.”

- Abraham Lincoln, 1854  


“A representative democracy only works when everyone truly has a voice, and when the voices of the many aren’t drowned out by the pocketbooks of a few.” 

 - Helena Independent Record Editorial, Feb. 21, 2012

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"For every special interest is entitled to justice, but not one is entitled to a vote in Congress, to a voice on the bench, or to representation in any public office. The Constitution guarantees protection to property, and we must make that promise good. But it does not give the right of suffrage to any corporation…. There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains."

- Theodore Roosevelt, 1910