Below is a list of all of the candidates that activists have asked to take the pledge to protect America's democracy.
Ted Danz (R)
New York- 21st district
He said he favored term limits. ( typical rpublican talking point which does not
square with the problem.)
As his constituent, I am asking John Carter to sign the pledge for democracy.
Falls County in Texas
Texas- 31st district
His spokesperson replied, "Thank you for calling. I will forward your request to the congressman's office in Washington.
"On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court upheld the right to engage in free speech, particularly political speech, and the right to freely associate. Specifically the Court held that corporations, nonprofits and labor unions can use their own treasuries to fund political advertisements within
Rep. Paul Hodes
I spoke with Rep. Hodes at the Netroots Nation conference and he said he will sign the pledge - he absolutely supports a constitutional amendment in order to undo the harm caused by the Citizens United decision
Kentucky- 5th district
He has signed the pledge and fully supports it.
Senator Boxer and Representative Richardson
Long Beach, CA
I was unable to speak to either person. I left a phone message for both individuals and followed up with an email.
Rep. Nita Lowey
Westchester County, NY
New York- 18th district
This Representative has a hard and fast rule not to release her positions on anything. Instead she releases vague issue opinions to her constituent email list that don't include how she plans to vote on any measure. She forbids her staff from doing so, even after a vote has been taken.
Iowa- 3rd district
I spoke with someone from his campaign office. I emailed her all of this information and she told me she would pass it along.