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The Citizens Voice
October 16, 2018

Group identifies candidates who will reform government

by Peter Ouellette

Clean Money Squad PA has a simple mission: to identify candidates for elected office in Pennsylvania who are committed to reform government and politics in Pennsylvania. The citizens of our state are fed up with politics as usual. Many have just given up, and feel that they can do little to change our broken system. We aim to change that.

Clean Money Squad PA’s job is to tell voters which candidates will commit to fight corruption and reform our government. Clean Money Squad PA is contacting candidates for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and state legislative and executive offices throughout Pennsylvania and asking them to formally endorse the American Anti-Corruption Act. Currently, 76 candidates from four parties have taken the pledge.

The American Anti-Corruption Act is comprehensive model legislation which addresses political bribery, secret money, lobbying, gerrymandering, election reform and seeks to give all voters a voice in their government. Other provisions include closing the “revolving door,” and limiting contributions from Super PACs. The American Anti-Corruption Act was crafted by former Federal Election Commission Chairman Trevor Potter in consultation with dozens of strategists, democracy reform leaders and constitutional attorneys from across the political spectrum.

Corruption is a threat in Pennsylvania; the independent State Integrity Investigation ranks Pennsylvania a dismal 45th out of 50, receiving an “F” grade, citing “An entrenched culture of malfeasance,” and no limits on lobbying, campaign finance, gerrymandering and lax oversight as major factors.

Leading up to the general election, Clean Money Squad PA volunteers will continue to contact candidates and elected officials asking them to endorse the American Anti-Corruption Act. Concerned citizens are encouraged to contact candidates in their districts about Clean Money Squad PA.

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October 16th, 2018|Categories: Recent News|0 Comments

The Pike County Courier
Dec 13, 2017

We must elect lawmakers who will stand against corruption, regardless of party

by Peter Ouellette

Clean Money Squad PA (CMS-PA) has a simple mission: to identify candidates for elected office in Pennsylvania that are committed to reform government and politics in Pennsylvania. CMS-PA was formed by members of Represent NEPA, a local chapter of the national nonpartisan group Represent.Us, who realized that voters don’t always have information they need to choose a candidate.

The citizens of our state are fed up with politics as usual. Many have just given up, and feel that they can do little to change our broken system. We aim to change that.

We need to fix our broken system. But how? We know our current elected officials won’t do it. We the people need to take things into our own hands, and CMS-PA’s job is to tell voters which candidates will commit to fight corruption and reform our government.

Over the course of the next months, leading up to the 2018 election, CMS-PA is contacting candidates for US Senate and House of Representatives, state legislative, judicial and executive offices, all the way down to local, municipal and school board offices throughout Pennsylvania and asking the candidates to formally endorse the American Anti-Corruption Act (AACA). By providing this information to voters, they can make a more informed vote.

The American Anti-Corruption Act is comprehensive model legislation that addresses political bribery, secret money, lobbying, gerrymandering, election reform, and seeks to give every voter a voice in their government. Other provisions include closing the “revolving door,” and limiting contributions from Super PACs. The AACA was crafted by former Federal Election Commission Chairman Trevor Potter in consultation with dozens of strategists, democracy reform leaders and constitutional attorneys from across the political spectrum.

Every candidate that formally endorses the AACA will be included on the CMS-PA website and Facebook page along with their picture and contact information. CMS-PA will also inform the media across the state of the endorsing candidates. The CMS-PA effort is non-partisan and encourages all candidates to formally pledge their support of the AACA. Publication of candidates names who pledge to support the AACA is not a

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Recent News|0 Comments