On February 27th term limits supporters from around the country held corner rallies, waved signs, wrote letters to the editor and posted on social media in record numbers.
Term Limits Day falls on February 27th every year and is celebrated because on that date in 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting the President to two terms in office.
Today, the unofficial holiday isn’t acknowledged by many professional politicians for obvious reasons, but it has been catching on as more and more citizens become fed up with politics as usual.
Term limits supporters like Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Scott promoted the occasion online.
USTL field staff streamed local Term Limits Day live via the Facebook Live application.
WV State Director Aaron Dukette and Legislative Director Shanna Chamblee among volunteers at WV capitol building Feb. 27th.
Volunteer at Term Limits for Congress sign wave in FL.
Plaque being presented to Sen. Fred Martin of Idaho’s 15th district, in the Idaho capitol on Term Limits day Feb. 27th.
U.S. House Rep. for SC’s 5th Congressional district, Ralph Norman, awarded plaque in SC capitol Feb. 27th.
Executive Director Nick Tomboulides delivered term limits yard signs. “I was walking up to a house that had requested a sign, and there was a guy across the street who was digging a hole. And he must have been like 100 feet away, and he spotted my Term Limit Congress sign out of the corner of his eye. And he just screams out, ‘Hell yeah, man. Term limits for Congress, that’s what we need!’ It was amazing,” he recounted on the No Unlimited Terms podcast.
USTL President Philip Blumel even conducted his annual “Term Limits Day Annual Lecture” at Palm Beach Atlantic University. A team of supporters in West Palm Beach gathered to sign wave to celebrate the day.
“This year Term Limits Day was way bigger than ever,” says Tomboulides” I think people have had enough and no matter what their politics they realize that term limits is the answer.” People are honking away at these signs when they see it at the intersection, and it doesn’t matter what… You get a car with a Bernie sticker on it, they’re honking. They love term limits. You get a car with a Trump sticker on it, they’re honking. They love term limits. Only thumbs up. I didn’t see a single middle finger. In fact, I only saw a middle finger one time, ever, when I was holding a term limit sign, and that’s when my state legislator drove by.”