Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 4:24 p.m. EST by LobbyDemocracy
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What I am most worried about is the influence that big business and special interests have around policy decisions. Although the center of their business might be Wall Street, the center of their influence is K street.
Lobbyists spent $3.5 billion last year making their perspectives heard. This conversation was dominated by the interests of the 1%. I say it is time that we swung the pendulum and made sure the 99% is represented on K street.
To understand how we can do that we must first realize that the majority of money on Capitol Hill is not going directly into the pockets of our elected leaders. I am not saying that there is no illegal corruption, but I would say that legal corruption is the bigger issue. These lobbyists funnel billions of dollars into campaign funds so that our elected leaders can be reelected. Although we can't fight their money with money, we can fight it with votes. I propose that we open up a home for the biggest voting block in the country. Let's represent the majority.
That is the genesis of Lobby Democracy. Lobby Democracy is a lobbying organization dedicated to making the voice of the majority heard. We poll our membership to determine what issues we will represent. We represent our members on any issue that draws 65% support or opposition.
The framework is established. The database is ready. Now all we need is you, the majority, to step up and make your perspectives heard. Visit www.lobbydemocracy.com. Get involved. Let us know what you want done. Make your voice heard. It is your government. Lets make them remember that.
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Evan Kendall Babcock