I'm proud to report that, during the most election cycle, we took our model of small donor empowerment to the next level. The MyVoice Campaign enlisted the support of thousands of citizens across the 3rd Congressional District and beyond -- citizens who are determined to fight back against the influence of big money in Washington.
The MyVoice Campaign is moving into a new phase, establishing chapters wherever people are ready to declare, "My voice ... does count! Our mission is to build support for meaningful campaign finance reform, with a special focus on the Government By the People Act (HR 20).
I hope this webpage is a good resource for you to get involved with our efforts; keep up with political news and information; and learn more about where I stand on the major issues facing our nation. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have feedback or any questions.
March 8, 2015
This weekend, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the famous march from Selma to Montgomery. In 1965, twenty-five year old John Lewis, with whom I now serve in Congress, led that march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. He and dozens of others were savagely beaten by Alabama State troopers on March 7 in what came to be known as Bloody Sunday. The country's outrage at this senseless violence turned the tide in the struggle for federal legislation to protect the right to vote. Days later, President Johnson announced he would bring a Voting Rights Act to Congress and four months after that, it passed.
Thank you to John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all the other foot soldiers of the civil rights movement who refused to back down in Selma. We know that there is one thing above all others we can do to repay the debt we owe you for your bravery and sacrifice. It is the one thing we must encourage others to do as well. It is the thing that will restore hope and power to our democracy . . . VOTE!
December 30, 2014
Click here to see the infographic summary of the 2014 campaign.
September 26, 2014
In this week's Commuting to Congress, John Sarbanes talks about Climate Change and how that is a fight we can win.
August 8, 2014
In this episode of Commuting to Congress, Congressman Sarbanes reviews the last 3 weeks of July. He explains votes on legislation regarding: student loan counseling, funding for the Veterans Affairs Department, highway transportation funding, and immigration reform. Finally he discusses the current situation between Israel and Hamas.