We are a grassroots organization committed to helping return political power to the people by replacing incumbent politicians with qualified newcomers who are not beholden to special interests or to their own political self-preservation.
When a majority of people in office are newcomers, the stranglehold of money and power can be broken and government can get back to the business of serving the people who elected them, instead of serving the lobbyists and fat cat contributors who generously fund the incumbents' reelection campaigns.
We will do this work by raising money through this website from individuals who believe it's time for a change. The money collected will be used to encourage that change. It will be used to encourage qualified individuals to challenge incumbents. It will be used to underwrite some of the expenses underfunded political challengers face in trying to get their messages out to the voters. It will help qualified candidates running against incumbents only.
Please, help us put fresh faces in office by making a contribution through one of the methods that will soon be provided on this webpage.
Because together we can make a difference.
The Associated Press looked at six measures in
the House - medical malpractice, class action lawsuits, overhauling bankruptcy
laws, the energy bill, gun manufacturer lawsuits and overtime pay - and compared
lawmakers' votes with the financial backing they received from interest groups
supporting or opposing the legislation. The House passed five of the six bills
and defeated an amendment that would have stopped the Bush administration
from rewriting the rules for overtime pay.
In the vast majority of cases, the biggest recipients of interest group money voted the way their donors wanted, according to the AP's computer-assisted analysis of campaign finance data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Groups that outspent opponents got the bills they wanted in five of the six cases examined by the AP.
Revised July 21, 2003