Monday, March 26, 2007

Who’s Afraid of Clean Elections?

Mr. Big Bad Clean Elections: "I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your House of Incumbency down!"
Who’s afraid of Clean Elections,
Voter-Owned Iowa Clean Elections?
Who’s afraid of Clean Elections?
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The “Clean Elections” bill (HF 805) is huffing and puffing at the Iowa House chamber door, while the Three Little Pigs who sit on the House Appropriations sub-committee decide what to do. But time is running out for ol’ Clean Elections, for the Three Little Pigs are said to vote on Tuesday or Wednesday yore, deciding whether or not to invite Clean Elections in for a debate and discussion on the House and Senate floor.
Who’s afraid of Clean Elections,
Voter-Owned Iowa Clean Elections?
Who’s afraid of Clean Elections?
Tra la la la la

Meanwhile Iowa Voters are becoming antsy,
For they’ve grown tired of money in politics
And are plotting a political vigilante.
Resurrected by the notion of restoring integrity, trust, and faith in politics,
The Iowa Voters are breathing new life into Clean Elections.
But more VOICEs need to be heard,
So contact your representatives and the majority leaders.

And let them know where you stand.
Urge them to steer clear from the special interest troughs,
And help us reclaim Democracy from those who perceive their votes can be bought.

Who’s afraid of Clean Elections,
Voter-Owned Iowa Clean Elections?

Could it be OUR House Appropriations Sub-Committe Members?

Dave Jacoby
Home Address: 2308 Northridge Drive, Coralville, IA, 52241
Home Telephone: 319-358-8538

Jo Oldson
Home Address: 418 38th Place, Des Moines, IA, 50312
Home Telephone: 515-255-2805

Dwayne Alons
Home Address: 1314 7th Street, Hull, IA, 51239
Home Telephone: 712-439-2479

Or could it be OUR Majority Congressional Leaders?:

Pat Murphy
Home Address: 155 N. Grandview, Dubuque, IA, 52001-6325
Home Telephone: 563-582-5922
Kevin McCarthy

Mike Gronstal
Home Address: 220 Bennett Ave, Council Bluffs, IA, 51503
Home Telephone: 712-328-2808
Business Telephone: 515-281-4610
Business Fax: 515-281-3361

Kevin McCarthy
Home Address: 5220 SE 31st Court, Des Moines, IA, 50320

Came the day when fate did frown,
And Clean Elections blew into town
With a gruff "puff-puff" he puffed just enough

And the incumbency house fell right down!!!

To learn more about Voter Owned Iowa Clean Elections and/or get the straight dope, go to:

Voter-Owned Iowa: “Reclaiming Our Democracy”

Iowa Citizens Action Network: “Get Big Money Out of Politics”


Anonymous said...

When you call or write, be ready to answer the question, "Where will the $10 million for clean elections come from?"

Since $10 million is less than 1/10 of 1% of the state budget, surely they can scrape up the cash from somewhere. How about the Iowa Values Fund?