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Would You Support a Constitutional Amendment to Term Limit Members of Congress?

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Congress has a13 percent approval rating, but a 95% re-election rate. That’s because our elected leaders can abuse their power to keep away challengers, which transfers power from citizens and into the hands of unaccountable career politicians.

 

Term limits have been placed on 15 state legislatures, eight of the ten largest cities in America and 36 governors.

 

How Could Term Limits Be Instantiated?

 

It can happen in one of two ways. First, Congress can propose the amendment with a two-thirds vote. Currently, Representative Ron DeSantis of Florida and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas are sponsoring the USTL amendment on Capitol Hill. It calls for a three-term (six year) limit on representatives and a two-term (12 year) limit on senators. USTL asks all candidates for congress to sign a pledge in support of this amendment.

 

If Congress refuses to pass term limits on itself, citizens and activists can use the Term Limits Convention. The Term Limits Convention allows 34 state legislatures to convene a meeting to write an amendment for congressional term limits. The process bypasses Washington and allows the people and the states to impose congressional term limits.

 

Let us know what you think about the idea of term limiting members of Congress.