For immediate release
July 30, 2020
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
U.S. Term Limits Praises Chase Turner for Signing Pledge
Grand Rapids, MI – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from lawmakers and candidates across Michigan. Its mission is to advocate for term limits on all elected officials. State house candidate, Chase Turner of district 38, has committed to defend term limits in Michigan by signing the term limits pledge. The primary election is scheduled for August 4, 2020.
USTL President, Philip Blumel, commented on Turner’s pledge saying, “Chase’s support of term limits shows that there are individuals who are willing to listen to the majority of voters who want term limits. The people are best served by citizen legislators, not career politicians.”
The pledge is provided to candidates and elected officials statewide. It reads, “I pledge to take no action that would aid or abet the abolition or lengthening of term limits to which elected officials in my state are subject.”
According to the latest polling on term limits for Michigan State lawmakers conducted by Pulse Research in 2019, term limits enjoys wide bipartisan support. Pulse’s analysis states, “Michigan voters overwhelmingly support the state’s current 6 and 8-year term limits law, while rejecting a possible change which would allow legislators to stay in office longer. Support for current term limits is broad across all political and demographic groups. By a decisive margin of 69% to 21%, Michigan voters oppose changing term limits. Large majorities also say politicians are changing term limits to benefit themselves personally rather than benefit the people of Michigan. Furthermore, attacking term limits is a political liability in Michigan.”
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 at all levels of government, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.