Pledge to Amend Respondents

Pledge Language

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through  regulation. I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

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Sammy Ravelo For Congress 🇺🇸🇩🇴

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Website: https://twitter.com/Sammyravelo1


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."


"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Shervin Aazami, US House of Representatives (California)

Election date: 3/5/2021
District: California’s 30th Congressional District
State: California
Website: http://shervin4thevalley.com/
Twitter

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."


"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"Corporations are not people. We must eliminate the corrupt and corrosive impact of corporate money on our political system. I have proudly taken the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge, Patients Over Profits Pledge, No Cop Money Pledge, and the Green New Deal pledge. I don’t take any corporate PAC money. Not only do I support overturning Citizens United and immediately moving towards a system of publicly funded elections, I strongly believe we must work to end wealth inequality and ensure the rich pay their fair share. I support a wealth tax, a Wall Street speculation tax, repealing the disastrous Trump tax cuts, and reinstating a strong marginal tax rate. We need to enact bold structural reforms that directly serve the working class and end corporate welfare."
Lawrence Abbott, City Council

City: San Leandro
State:
Website: https://twitter.com/lawrencerabbott


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."


"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."


How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Munira Abdullahi, State House (Ohio)

District: 9
State: Ohio
Website: https://www.muniraforohio.com/
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Zerqa Abid, US House of Representatives (Ohio)

Election type: Primary
Election date: 03/19/2024
District: 15
State: Ohio
Website: http://www.zerqa4congress.com/
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I will work with my colleagues to address this issue. For example, I will fight to reshape the way the election campaigns are financed. I believe that Citizen United was a blow to democracy that gave too much power to wealthy political donors, companies and entities and has resulted in the political dysfunction in our society. I will work hard for campaign finance reform. I support small donor public financing nationwide. The integrity of our democratic process demands nothing less."
Brian Abrahamson, US House of Representatives (Minnesota)

Election type: General
Election date: 11/08/2022
District: 1
State: Minnesota
Website: http://brianabrahamsonforcongress.com/


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"We need to take corporate money out of the political process. People should make the laws, not influence from corporate PACs."
Jack Achenbach, US House of Representatives (Florida)

Election type: Primary
Election date: 08/23/2022
District: 10
State: Florida
Website: https://www.achenbachforcongress.com/
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"Campaign Finance Reform: Jack Achenbach supports legislation that removes money from politics to allow for more representation on the ballot. Jack Achenbach supports capping net political campaign contributions to $10,000 for U.S. House Representatives and $100,000 for U.S. Senators. Limiting the total funding a campaign can raise ensures that no candidate be put at a significant advantage over another based purely on their ability to afford the services of marketing companies who support candidates for profit, rather than for the support of their policies, personality, and beliefs. The onus of campaigning must be placed on the candidate and not on a for-profit organization. Deserved candidates must be held to a higher standard and must prove their ability to produce a passionate team of supporters and volunteers to disseminate their message as opposed to the ease of a monetary transaction. ​ ​ In-State Campaign Donations: Jack ​Achenbach supports legislation that prohibits out-of-state campaign contributions for all elected officials, excluding presidential campaigns. Likewise, candidates shall be prohibited from collecting campaign contributions from residents outside of the district they are running in. Tribalism and social media have made it far too easy for candidates to receive donations from individuals who do not live in the district and who will not be directly impacted by the candidate in question. ​ Preventing The Use Of Campaign Donations To Pay Off Prior Loans: Jack ​Achenbach supports legislation aimed at preventing political campaigns from using campaign donations to pay off loans acquired during previous runs for office. Campaigns should only be allowed to utilize donations for the respective campaign run in which the donation was made towards. Far too many politicians deceptively run for office consecutively in an attempt to raise donations to pay off past campaign loans"
Michael Adcock, School Board

City: Prescott
State:


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."


"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."


How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Victor Aguilar, City Council (California)

Election date: 5/5/2021
District: 18
State: California
Website: http://www.victorforca.com/
Twitter

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."


"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"Resolution"
Rita Albrecht, State Senate

District: MN SD 05
State:


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I will work to abolish corporate constitutional rights and get big money out of politics. Corporations are not people and money is not speech."
Valbrun Almonord, US House of Representatives (Georgia)

Election type: Primary
Election date: 05/21/2024
District: 3
State: Georgia
Website: http://almonordforcongress.com/
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I will sponsor/cosponsor and support legislations that will advance We the People Amendment."
Soli Alpert, City Council (California)

Election type: Special
Election date: 05/28/2024
District: 4
City: Berkeley
State: California
Website: http://soli.vote/
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I support and am participating in Berkeley's public financing program, and will defend and expand that program as a Councilmember."
Amy Anderson, State House

District: MN HD 65A
State:


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Dale Anderson, State Senate (Minnesota)

Election type: Primary
Election date: 08/09/2022
District: 5
State: Minnesota
Facebook

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"As a candidate, I am only candidate in Mn refusing donations or money of any kind. I believe money corrupts politics and politicians. I believe in citizen representation...which among taking the money out of politics, I believe in term limits for ALL elected officials."
Joe Atkins, Dakota County Commissioner (Minnesota)

Election type: General
Election date: 11/8/2022
District: 2
City: Inver Grove Heights
County: Dakota
State: Minnesota
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Elana Auerbach, City Council (California)

Election type: Special
Election date: 05/28/2024
District: 4
City: Berkeley
State: California
Website: http://www.elana4berkeley.com/
Twitter

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Austin Austin 4 Rep, US House of Representatives (Minnesota)

Election type: Primary
Election date: 08/13/2024
District: 06
State: Minnesota
Website: http://austin4rep.com/
Twitter

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"Austin winkelman "
Bryan Azevedo, City Council

District: District 2
City: San Leandro
State:
Website: http://bryanazevedo.com/
Twitter

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"By calling it out for what it is."
Kristin Bahner, State House (Minnesota)

Election type: General
Election date: 11/05/2024
District: District 37B
State: Minnesota
Website: https://www.bahnerforhouse.com/
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"MN has a strong track record of passing bills to limit the influence the use of dark money in politics and passed a number of reforms to this end this past session as part of the MN Miracle under a democratic trifecta. As a former VC of the Elections Committee, former activist, and a vocal, strong champion on this issue, I pledge to continue to ensure that the voices of ordinary citizens are heard over special interests and corporations as it is fundamental to the democratic process."
Erika Bailey-Johnson, State House (Minnesota)

Election type: General
Election date: 11/08/2022
District: House District 2B
State: Minnesota
Website: http://www.erikaformnhouse.com/
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I will do what I can in my position to nullify Citizens United."
Henry Banks, School Board (Minnesota)

Election type: General
Election date: 11/07/2023
District: District 3
City: Duluth
State: Minnesota
Facebook

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I will work diligently to remove any and all corporate influence in the academic testing of our children and, in the purchase of textbooks that do not tell the full history of America. I will further work to remove corporate influence/control at all levels of local decision making."
Skye Barkschat

State:
Website: http://www.reachfortheskye.org/


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."


How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Kevin Barnet, State House

State:


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."


"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."


How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Ben Bartlett, City Council

District: District 3
City: Hercules
State:


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."


"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."


How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Jack R. Bastian

State:


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
Did not answer
Chris Baumberger, State House

District: MN HD 22A
State:


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I am running for a state office so I'm not sure how much of an impact I can have, but rest assured, I will do what I can to get big money out of politics."
Sean Beck, City Council (Ohio)

Election date: 6/20/2021
City: Ada
State: Ohio
Website: http://n/a
Twitter

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I would like to introduce legislation within my town to make sure that big businesses and PACs can't donate to our elections. If that is something that the village does not have jurisdiction over, I would support or introduce a resolution to be sent to the appropriate committees at the State and Federal legislatures."
Jamie Becker-Finn, State House (Minnesota)

Election type: General
Election date: 11/8/2022
District: 40B
State: Minnesota
Website: http://becker-finn.org/


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I will share my views with others. I will speak out and educate regarding this issue and how it is detrimental to a democracy *for the people.* I disagree with the 2010 Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision and share the concerns of Justice Stevens in his dissent, that the majority decision "threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation."
Jovanka Beckles, State Senate (California)

Election type: Primary
Election date: 03/5/24
District: District 7
State: California
Website: http://www.jovanka4casenate.com/


“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I have been and will always be a corporate money free candidate and elected official! I have and will continue to speak out against the un-natural influence of corporate money in our democracy, using my public platform to do so. Corporations are NOT people. It has no feelings, it has no blood. It does not care about human beings or the planet in which we live. "
Marcus Bedinger, City Council (Ohio)

Election type: Primary
Election date: 05/02/2023
City: Dayton
State: Ohio
Website: http://www.marcusfordayton.com/
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“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation."
Response: Yes

"I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment."
Response: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?
"I will educate constitutes on the unseemly and unfettered power of money in politics and how it drowns out community voices. I will also pass city ordinances that restrict giving in local races. "
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