June 14, 2021
Contact: Jeff Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Man Walking the Country in Support of Term Limits stops in Wilmington North Carolina
NC — “Where Izzy?” Tim “Izzy” Israel is trekking across the United States to raise awareness and gain support for congressional term limits. Izzy started his journey from Key West, Florida and is currently walking through the state of North Carolina. Izzy is in the middle of a journey through Shelby, Winston-Salem, Statesville, Raleigh and Wilmington.
Izzy is providing inspiration and raising awareness for something that makes sense to a supermajority of American voters: placing term limits on Congress.
Izzy’s entire life is interesting. Izzy was working in the music industry for a well-known country musician, but like every other industry that suffered from the economic fallout of COVID-19, the music business was hard hit and Izzy lost his job.
Reflecting on his 51 years, time served in the U.S. Navy, raising his six children, countless hours traveling and working as a roadie, he identified a clear problem: Congress. He thought about their lavish salaries and perks, how they passed legislation that applied to the American public but not to them, how they held thousand-dollar fundraising dinners for people to cozy up to them, and just how detached they are from the people they’re supposed to represent. And so, Izzy began his journey.
“Now, amid all of the turmoil, is just the time to illuminate the failure, dysfunction, disregard, indecisiveness, and unproductiveness of this broken entity of cronyism known as Congress.” says Izzy. “I am of the opinion that not in recent history has there been such an equivalent time that demonstrates the Congress’s ineffectiveness, unaccountability, lack of out-of-the-box thinking, failure to diversify or legislate with compassion for any aspects or concerns of the people,” Izzy asserted.
Izzy even gained the support of NC State Representative Tim Moore (District 111). He had this to say about Izzy’s walk, “I’m thankful for Americans like Izzy, whose walk across the country is bringing more awareness to an issue I care deeply about– Congressional term limits. I was honored to share a meal with him during his stop in Shelby and I hope more Americans will be inspired by his journey and his message. In the NC House of Representatives, House Joint Resolution 172 (urging Congress to impose term limits on members of the U.S. House of Representatives) passed with bipartisan support. The message from North Carolina is clear—the time has come for a convention of the states that would put term limits in place for the U.S. House of Representatives.”
So, if you see Izzy as he walks through your town, call out some words of encouragement as you pass, or better yet, bring him a bottle of water. He’d appreciate it. After all, he’s not just doing this for his children and grandchildren, but for future generations. If you feel compelled to donate to him, you can do so at www.whereisizzy.com.
Find out more about Izzy’s journey and track him on his website at whereisizzy.com. To schedule an interview, contact Jeff Tillman at 231.282.4965.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.com.