While the opinions of the 90% of income earners in America have a “statiscally non-signicficant impact”, people who can afford lobbyists still carry major influence in creating laws. Last year, 100% of Oregon Senate District 12 income earners, voters and residents had ZERO impact on making laws in Oregon.
Lobbyists write laws, politicians are bought and the voice of the people is silenced. Oregon’s political system has been corrupted to the point where where policy is created by walkouts and executive orders. From our safety and health to our children’s education, job security to surveillance state, the consequences are dire.
How do we end corruption and return to legislating again? The For the People Act offers a guide. Here’s what we need to do:
SET A NEW STANDARD
For the People Act (HR1) sets a standard for local, state and federal laws that stop political bribery and secret money and give every voter a voice.
BUILD THE MOVEMENT
Ross Swartendruber aims to bring together conservatives, progressives and anyone else interested in spreading anti-corruption across Oregon.
Throughout Oregon Senate District 12 and supporting communities, people are already winning. Local victories like Ranked-Choice Voting in Corvallis, clean up hometown politics and build momemtum for statewide For the People Acts.
WIN THE STATE
For the People Acts have the power to elect local, state and federal leaders who adhere to the new Anti-Corruption laws.
PASS THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT
State-by-state we’ll elect a Congress that favors anti-corruption laws. And together, we’ll build enough power to pass the For the People Act.