The statistic on the Wolf-PAC’s flyer is startling: In the United States, a whopping 87 percent of people say they are concerned about the role of money in politics.
And Wolf-PAC wants to do something about it. And it’s gonna take some grass-roots maneuvering.
The group has started a petition and is attempting to mobilize activists and recruit volunteers to help get the word out about its goal: To get state legislators to pass a Free and Fair Elections amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Unfamiliar with the Wolf-PAC (and no, it’s not at all similar to the Wolf Pack from the hit movie “The Hangover”)? Here’s the group’s goal, in its own words:
To restore true, representative democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Legislators to pass a much needed Free and Fair Elections Amendment to our Constitution. There are only 2 ways to amend the Constitution. (1) Go through our Federal Government (2) Go through our State Legislators via an amendments convention of the states.
Wolf PAC believes that we can no longer count on our Federal Government to do what is in the best interest of the American people due to the unfettered amount of money they receive from outside organizations to fund their campaigns. We point to the failure of the Disclose Act as rock solid evidence that this would be a total waste of our time, effort, and money. We also point to the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not even hear a case filed by Montana claiming it did not have to abide by Citizens United, as proof that state legislation is not a sufficient measure to solve this problem. We believe that we have no choice but to put an amendment in the hands of our State Legislators, who are not, at this moment in time, completely blinded by the influence of money and might actually do what 96% of the country wants…take away the massive influence that money has over our political process.
Interested in learning more about Wolf-PAC? Click here.
Want to learn more about how Pennsylvania state legislators stand on the issue? Of particular interest on the Wolf-PAC site is a page specific to the Keystone State – with a list of legislators and information on whether they support the measure. It also includes information on how to get in touch with them, and what to say once you do.
Check it out by clicking here.