Pledge to the People
of the State of Alaska
SUPPORTING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT DEFENDING AGAINST THE CORRUPTING INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN POLITICS
The Alaska legislature passed our Campaign Finance Law in 1996 in response to a voter initiative. It was weakened by the legislature in 2003, but voters stepped up again and, by a 73% margin, supported the original limits. That law protected our voices as voters and constituents. It limited the disproportionate influence and corrupting power of big money in our elections.
When asked if they would support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that allowed for reasonable limits on campaign spending, 71% of Alaskans agreed. (American Promise and Citizen Data Survey 2020). In November 2020 Alaska became the 21st state calling for a constitutional amendment to protect voter rights through passage of the Ballot Measure Two. Three Alaska cities, Homer, Sitka and Anchorage, have passed resolutions calling for such an amendment, as has the Kenai Borough Assembly.
As a person running for public office in the State of Alaska, I seek to represent and protect the people of Alaska. Therefore I hereby pledge to uphold the will of the people by supporting an amendment to the United States Constitution, clarifying that Congress and the States have the power to regulate and set reasonable limits on campaign financing, and making it clear that Constitutional Rights are intended for natural persons and not for corporations or other artificial entities.