Petition Asks Politicians To Spend Equal Time With Constituents As Lobbyists

Petition Asks Politicians To Spend Equal Time With Constituents As Lobbyists
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)

A new online petition calls for elected representatives or senators to meet with their constituents for the same amount of time they meet with paid, corporate lobbyists.

Via Patreon:

Georgia Republican congressman Barry Loudermilk clearly does not like to face the music.  The last scripted telephone town hall he held for an hour back in June 2018 has not been repeated since.

Meanwhile, Loudermilk raked in over $200,000 in corporate contributions towards his re-election campaign from the likes of banks, audit firms, military contractors, and more.

A new petition seeks to lobby Congress to change this and pass a Constituent Equal Time Act.

Why is this important?

“Every day your elected senators and representatives meet with lobbyists, receive donations, and many times vote against the best interests of their constituents,” reads the petition at MoveOn.org. “This proposed Constituent Equal Time Act would require our elected officials to give us equal time to fight for what is important for us.”

After all, Congress is supposed to work for every citizen, not corporations, right?

And just to show petitions can work, Rep. Loudermilk scheduled a telephone townhall today regarding the coronavirus shortly after the petition went live.