I just donated $50 to Rocky Anderson’s presidential campaign. I’ve already come public about my support of Rocky and unwillingness to keep voting for Dems but I just wanted to share this email from the Rocky campaign, because it’s so damn refreshing to hear something like this from a politician:
Thank you for your donation to our campaign. With your help, we will lead the United States forward on a healthy, just, and sustainable path.
We do not accept more than a total of $100 from any person. We are making the choice to emphasize the need to end the corrupting influence of money over our political system. We will rely on grassroots organizing and democratized means of communication to overthrow the dictatorship of selfish narrow interests, which, with the collusion of the two dominant parties, have been undermining the public interest.
This campaign stands for:
An immediate end to the on-going wars;
Essential health care coverage for all citizens;
Urgent international leadership by the U.S. to prevent the most catastrophic consequences of climate disruption;
Adequate revenues to balance the budget through fair taxation;
Treatment of substance abuse as a public health, rather than criminal justice, issue;
Control of the Federal Reserve by the Treasury Department and Congress;
A balanced budget (or a surplus) except in times of war or major recession;
An end to the legal concept of corporate “personhood;” a constitutional amendment to overrule Citizens United ;
An end to the corrupting impact of money in our electoral system;
Protection of U.S. jobs, through re-negotiation of trade agreements and jobs programs like WPA and CCC to improve our nation’s infrastructure and employ millions of Americans;
An end to the stranglehold on our government by the military-industrial complex.
United we can come together to put the public’s interest first.