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Caroleene Dobson pledges to support term limits on Congress

An amendment would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states.

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U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises U.S. House candidate for Alabama, Caroleene Dobson, District 2, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Previously, candidate Dick Brewbaker also signed the pledge.

U.S. Term Limits has the support of more than 130 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Dobson’s and Brewbaker’s pledges saying, “Caroleene’s and Dick’s strong 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 and his colleagues (SJR2) and the U.S. House by Representative Ralph Norman (HJR11).

Blumel noted, “We have seen a dramatic increase in supporters wanting term limits on Congress. More than 87 percent 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.”

According to the latest nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Pew Research, term limits enjoy wide bipartisan support. Pew’s analysis states, “An overwhelming majority of adults (87 percent) favor limiting the number of terms that members of Congress are allowed to serve. This includes a majority 56 percent who strongly favor this proposal, just 12 percent are opposed.”

Blumel concluded, “America is in trouble. Our career politicians have let the people down. It is time to return control of our nation to the people. It is time for a constitutional amendment limiting congressional terms.”

The term limits amendment resolutions 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.

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