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Pledge “openhouse”

"I will pledge my vote to my senator & representative in 2008 if they vote for or sponsor a transparency initiative recommended by The Open House Project but only if 10,000 other active citizens will do the same."

— Joshua Tauberer, of

Deadline to sign up by: 30th January 2008
737 people signed up, 9263 more were needed

Country: United States

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The Open House Project has made recommendations to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives on how to better use the Internet in the interests of transparency ( Join this pledge to send a message to Congress about how important transparency is to you. More details on the pledge:

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  • Great pledge, Joshua! Keep circulating the pledge -- it would be great to get more folks involved! And note that we now have a Facebook application ("Pledges"), so if you're on that site you can share your pledge that way. Keep up the good work!
  • Full transparentcy is greatly needed. Government is run by/for the people not the other way around. We should be able to see right though everything.
    James Eames, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • "...that whenever any form of goverment becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it..."

    The Declaration of Independence
    Donna Gastelum, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • so many people choose their elected officials by what they say when on the campaign trail. If more people had easy access to how their officials were voting, there would be more honest appraisals and voting accordingly!!!!!
    doglover_wa, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am so concerned about corruption, lobbyists, and money greedy politicians, this is a refreshing way to at least feel some confidence in our votes. Perhaps you could get some politicians to sign the Pledge and tell you that they too will honor it?
    May I take this opportunity to lead you all to a very useful website that lets you know EXACTLY what this government & the wealthy elite of this world are up to recently? It's not for the good of the people, that's for sure.
    Please see
    See an article from by Steven Lendman titled The Militarization & Annexation of the Security & Prosperity Partnership of North America, Unmasked. It's quite an eye opener!

    Keep up the good work Joshua!
    Nancy Sweetser, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I pledge to vote and support any of my Representatives and Senators in Congress who follow the values of this pledge.
    Col. Adrian Fitzpatrick, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Sir,
    Please begin pushing for Newt Gingrich to run and win the presidency. In years past I thought you would eventually be our commander and president, but the demos shot you down unfortunately.
    Newt is as I had a letter to the editor say, the most knowlegable and experienced of all candidates.
    Donald G. Brimm, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • House resolution 1955 is the backdoor that those folks in power want. This enables them to completly strip any form of civil liberties from the the average American. Now is the time to act.

    Ron Paul 2008
    Rachel Grubb, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
    Jack De Feo, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • 1.Eliminate personal income taxes by assessing a 1% tax to all financial transaction, ie, Bonds, securities, trades, buyouts, etc.
    This would provide sufficient revenue for the federal government and eliminate the tax burden of the private citizen. It would also slow down the runaway money market that threatens the future.
    2. Make lobbying costs nondectable on income statement. Make such costs the responsibility of the stock holders
    John Lasswell, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Dear Senator,
    My name is Abbie Welker and I am one of the many consumer customers of the cell phone company t-mobile. I was their customer for a year and 11mo. then my fiancee needed a phone so I added him under my plan. Since then t-mobile has tried ripping me off adding extra charges and additional minutes. I have spoke with them many times and they have adjusted the issues. On the 5th of December I recieved a call from t-mobile stating that I owed them 500+ dollers and it needed to be paid right away or a payment arangement needed to be made so service was not interupted. I was told that if I was unable to pay the full amount I could call in and reschedule the arangment if a paid a portion at least. I called in and they told me I still had the balance then they asked me if I wanted to pay. I said I could only pay half now and the rest in 2 weeks. They then told me I couldn't do that because the payment was already going through. Then why did they want me to pay in the begining? I was told by my mother in law that you are fighting against crocked cell phone company's and their scams to get your money. My fiancees attourny said they had just done the same to him when he went overseas. When he got back he called and they only charged him a portion of the huge bill he owed. I don't get the same treatment because I am not a lawyer and don't have the athourity. Please let me know what you think of this and if you are running against this I am a perfect example of their misconduct with customers. Thank you for your time. ~ Abbie Welker
    Abbie, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Senator Alexander (TN)
    (1) Why don't you have a e-mail address????
    (2) What is this about the Supreme Court wanting to remove all "Crosses" from Federal Property??? Just let them try to remove the "Crosses" at Arlington Cemetary. That will really open up a can of worms.
    My Pledge for 2008 is not to vote for a Replublican if this Supreme Court gets away with their stupid ideas and laws.
    Charles Gorgol, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • The next time you hear a politician use the word "BILLION" in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money!! A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases:
    A. A billion seconds ago it was 19959.
    B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
    C. A billion hous ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
    D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
    E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

    While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans. Lousiana Sen. Mary Landriew (D) is presently asking Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting numbedr, what does it mean?? A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents there, (every man, woman, child) would each get $516,528.00
    B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New orleans, your home would get $1,329,787.00
    C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066.012.00

    Washington DC...HELLO!!!!!!! Are your calculators broken???

    What we need is responsible individuals in government!!!!!!!!!!!!

    VOTE with that in mind!!!!!!!!!!
    Robert Valdez, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hillary Clinton For the Minority Vote

    BET(Black Entertainment Television) reaches out to all races and when you have a campaign for the black vote you need to have black people in the video, however instead of limiting your self hold a wide net for all races of the minority vote and have women and men of all races including white then campaign,
    “Hillary Clinton for the Minority Vote Bringing a nation of people as One Voice with A Goal of Unity.”
    Lay Trece Wiliiams, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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