Several in Indiana District 6 support Congressional term limits
Washington D.C. — U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, today praised Indiana U.S. House CD-6 candidate, Stephen MacKenzie, for signing its congressional term limits pledge. Previously, candidate Jonathan Lamb pledged his commitment to term limits. The CD-6 House seat will be vacated by current U.S. Congress Member Luke Messer who has not only signed the term limits pledge but has also cosponsored HJR-6 HJR-6 to propose an amendment for congressional term limits through the U.S. Congress. Rep. Messer is not seeking reelection to the House in order to run for Indiana’s U.S. Senate race.In November 2017, U.S. Term Limits had more than 50 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on the pledges saying, “Stephen’s and Jonathan’s support for 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 co-sponsor 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 Texas Senator Ted Cruz (SJR2) and the House of Representatives by Florida Representative Ron DeSantis (HJR6).Blumel noted, “We have seen a dramatic increase in those wanting term limits on Congress. More than 82% 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. MacKenzie and Lamb know this and are willing to work to make sure we reach our goal.”According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, conducted in January 2018, term limits enjoys wide bipartisan support. McLaughlin’s analysis states, “Support for term limits is broad and strong across all political, geographic and demographic groups. An overwhelming 82% of voters approve of a Constitutional Amendment that will place term limits on members of Congress.”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 bills 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.Here is a link to HJR-6.Here is a link to the pledge signed by Jonathon Lamb.Here is a link to the pledge signed by Stephen MacKenzie.Here is a link to the pledge signed by Luke Messer.