For immediate release
February 8, 2018
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
Strong Support for Congressional Term Limits in Massachusetts Senate Race
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, today praised Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl, 7th Plymouth District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, for signing its congressional term limits pledge. Earlier this year, political newcomer, John Kingston, also committed to the USTL congressional term limits pledge.
In November of 2017, U.S. Term Limits had more than 50 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on the Diehl and Kingston pledges saying, “Geoff and John’s commitment to returning to a citizen government in Washington, D.C. is a beacon that should be followed by candidates across the nation.”
The U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge is provided to every announced candidate for federal office. It reads, “I pledge that as a member of Congress I will co-sponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.” The U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and the House of Representatives by Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL).
Blumel noted, “Congress has forgotten they are accountable to the people. Fortunately, with candidates like Diehl and Kingston emerging, and a building grassroots campaign increasing pressure, we are going to reach our goal of the passage of a term limits amendment.”
According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Gallup, the issue enjoys wide bi-partisan support. The poll showed that 75% of Americans support congressional term limits. Gallup’s analysis states, “Republicans and independents are slightly more likely than Democrats to favor term limits; nevertheless, the vast majority of all party groups agree on the issue. Further, Gallup finds no generational differences in support for the proposal.”
Blumel concluded, “America is in trouble. Our career politicians have let the people down. It is time to limit their terms and return control of our nation to people who have actually had to create a job, earn an honest paycheck and pay a mortgage. It is time for a constitutional amendment limiting congressional terms.”
The term limits amendment bills would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states in order to become part of the constitution.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest nonpartisan, grassroots term limits focused. advocacy group seeking to limit the terms of members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Find out more at termlimits.org.