Mission:


To make ending the system of corruption in Washington DC
the #1 issue during the 2016 NH Presidential Primary.

The USA is "Lesterland."

  • In order to run for office, candidates for Congress and members of Congress must raise large amounts of money.  Without that money, candidates cannot run a serious campaign.

  • The only way (currently) to get that money is to beg from a very, very small slice of America: less than 150,000 people. (o r about the same amount of people named "Lester" in the United States.)

  • This makes candidates dependent upon the funders in order to get elected. 

  • It is as if there was a "money primary" where only a very small, very exclusive number of people got to vote.

This is a "system of corruption"


This is not bribery, or quid pro quo. 

It is not illegal "corruption."

But the dependence upon the funders creates a "corruption" of the mission of Congress. 

Members of Congress have a duty to serve the People.

But they have an incentive to serve the Funders.

Why we need reform:


Until we once again make Congress more dependent upon the People than they are upon the Funders:

  • Sensible policies (on any issue) will not be enacted.

  • Politicians will focus on the needs of special interests and crony capitalists.

  • Promising candidates will be discouraged from running for office

  • Politicians will secure funds by manipulating regulations.

  • Funders will secure regulations by manipulating funds. 

Why New Hampshire?


  • New Hampshire is home to Doris "Granny D" Haddock who walked across the country at the age of 88 to bring attention to the issue of money in politics.

  • New Hampshire voters are independent and pragmatic.

  • Article 10 of the New Hampshire state Constitution expressly protects citizens' "right of revolution." 

  • New Hampshire holds the first in the nation Presidential primary.  

What Is The Strategy?


  • We are walking in New Hampshire each January to bring attention to our primary mission. Between these walks each January we will be holding regional walk events.

  • We are recruiting 50,000 citizens to petition the 2016 presidential primary candidates to tell us how they will fix the system of corruption in Washington, D.C.

  • We are asking every presidential candidate, "How are YOU going to end the system of corruption in Washington, D.C.?" 

  • We have a comprehensive speakers bureau of speakers like this one. We are inviting each of you to participate as a speaker to help us meet our mission.

NH January 2014 Walk






         

  • Total Walkers: 207 


  • New Supporters: 10,739 


  • Estimated Media Reach: 3,287,564


  • Estimated N.H. Media Reach: 625,056 



NH Seacoast Walk: Saturday, July 5th

  • Just over 500 walkers walked joined in this non-partisan walk.

  • Received regional, and statewide press coverage.

  • Covered 16 miles from Hampton Beach to the historic Fort Constitution.

  • Interacted with hundreds along the walk.

NH January 2015 Walk


  • Four different routes from across the state, totaling 300 miles

  • Approximately 500 walkers (for a total distance of 12,081 miles walked) 

  • Coldest temperature on the walk was minus 37°F

    A Look At Our January 2014 Walk


       







      2014 Seacoast Walk


         







        "Why we walk": January 2015 


           







          What YOU can do

          to help fix the system of corruption.


          Ask candidates, when you see them, to answer this question:

          "What specific reforms will you advance to end the corrupting influence of money in politics?"

          Other things you can do:

          Please view this handout at: nhrebellion.org/speakersburea

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          THANK YOU!




          Thank you for what you are doing!


          It is energy like yours that will
          make all the difference!