For immediate release
January 2, 2018
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
U.S. Term Limits Praises Michael Gilmore for Signing Congressional Term Limits Pledge
Kentwood MI – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, today praised Michigan U.S. House candidate (District 13), Michael Gilmore, for signing its congressional term limits pledge.
Gilmore is running to replace Rep. John Conyers Jr., who resigned last month over sexual misconduct allegations. Gov. Rick Snyder decided to forgo holding a special election to replace Conyers, leaving the district seat vacant until the regularly scheduled November general election.
In November 2017, U.S. Term Limits had more than 50 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Gilmore’s pledge, saying, “Michael’s support of term limits shows that there are individuals who are willing to put self-interest aside to follow the will of the people. America needs a Congress that will be served by citizen legislators, not career politicians.”
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 cosponsor 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, “More than 75% of Americans have rejected the career politician model and want to replace it with citizen leadership. The way to achieve that goal is through congressional term limits. Gilmore knows this and is willing to work to make sure we reach that goal.”
According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Gallup, the issue enjoys wide bipartisan 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 the people. It is time for a constitutional amendment limiting congressional Terms.”
The congressional term limits amendment resolution would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate and ratification by 38 states in order to become part of the U.S. Constitution.