Delivering the petitions
to Speaker Pelosi
It's been a little more than a week since smirking Justice Alito
tried to auction our country off to the highest bidder, and we're not
going to let Saudi Arabia or Exxon buy our democracy.
Over 205,000 people have signed petitions to support our
initiatives to restrain corporate money and save our democracy. On
Friday, I delivered your petitions to Speaker Pelosi. She knows that
our democracy is in peril, and she now knows that you will support her
if she delivers forceful reforms.
Many of my House colleagues understand the threat as well. Rep. Bill
Pascrell has introduced a bill to ban foreign interference in our
elections. Rep. Mike Capuano has introduced a bill to strengthen
shareholder rights over electioneering decisions. And committee
hearings are going to start next week to delve into what is the best
way to defend our nation from this threat.
As we move forward, we will begin to examine these bills, cosponsor
some of them, and encourage our movement to drive them through Congress.
Throughout the process, though, the message to Speaker Pelosi and
everyone else in Congress is very simple: Corporations should not be
able to buy our elections. We are not going to accept the Supreme
Court's radical injustice. We are going to save our democracy.
In times of crisis, as Howard Zinn noted, it has always been the people who saved the republic. This is our time.
Member of Congress
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