This petition went up on the White House “We The People” website yesterday. They’re looking to get 100,000 signatures by April 19th.
Since most politicians’ campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company’s logo, or individual’s name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate’s clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those “sponsor’s” names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4” by 8” on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.
Sounds like a plan. Where’s the fault in this logic?
GOOD magazine explored this idea with Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer from New York and Republican Senator Marco Rubio from Florida.