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83% of Americans Want Their Congressional Representatives to
"Let Us Vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment"

Will you pledge to support your constituents' constitutional right to vote on a U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) proposed by either Congress or the States as soon as November 3, 2020?
 
As federal deficits and debt rise to historic level s, even traditional spending advocates like former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have become concerned.  In an April 23, 2019 C-SPAN broadcast, Harry Reid concluded, "We are driving ourselves into bankruptcy."  

"Chuck," he said, "I believe, and this may sound unusual coming from a Democrat with the voting record that I had, I think we're arriving at a tipping point.   And what is that tipping point?   We have taken our eye off of one of the big problems facing this country. We're not talking about it at all. We are driving ourselves into bankruptcy. We've got to do something. We have, and it's coming more quickly than we think, this huge deficit. We could wind up having a trillion-dollar deficit in one year."
 

U.S. Voters agree with Senator Reid. "We've got to do something." 

In fact, a non-partisan 83% of 8,681 U.S. Voters surveyed want their state and federal elected representatives to let them vote for a U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment. 45% of the people say, "to get my vote...let me vote."
 
Here's how The People have exercised their constitutional right to vote on an amendment at another crucial time in our nation's history.  On December 5, 1933, the Utah State Convention ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition, because a majority of the people in 3/4ths of the States had voted for the "yes-pledged" State Convention Delegates.
 
Today, the states need just one more Balanced Budget Amendment Application to trigger an Article V Amendment Convention.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution states, "on the Application of Legislatures of two-thirds (34) of the several states, [Congress] shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments." The States are currently 1 short, with 33 binding Applications: 27 "single-subject" BBA and 6 "any-subject(s)" Applications.

Fiscal Policy with a Track Record of Success 

The 2001 Swiss "Debt Brake" approved by 85% of voters is considered to be the best budget-balancing, prosperity-producing, spending-growth enabling fiscal limit in the world.  Since the voter-approved Swiss "Debt Brake" took effect in 2003, Swiss GDP/Capita surpassed U.S. GDP/Capita by $20,000/year, to rank #2 in the world.

                                                                                                                                                      
Swiss Debt to GDP has been cut from 48% in 2003 to 28% in 2018, resulting in the highest credit rating in the world and the lowest borrowing cost at -0.75%.



And these results were achieved while spending continued to grow every year by over 2% 


 
 
Candidates for Congress, Please Pledge Your Support to "Let Us Vote
for a Balanced Budget Amendment"

Your signed pledge indicates your willingness to vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment proposed by Congress that at a minimum:
  • Prohibits total federal spending from increasing faster than inflation up to 2% plus population growth with exceptions for Social Security and national emergencies.
  • Stipulates the state convention mode of ratification (a vote of the people).
AND

The Let Us Vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment Resolution that:
  • Sets the time and place ("call") for an Article V Convention of States to propose a U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment upon receipt of 34 BBA or Any-Subject Applications. (Note: there are currently 33 Article V Applications: 27 BBA & 6 on Any-Subject.)
  • Voids any convention-proposed amendment unrelated to balancing the federal budget.
  • Stipulates the state convention mode of ratification (a vote of the people). 
If you are willing to stand in support of a voter-ratified Balanced Budget Amendment, please sign our online pledge form,  here.  Thank you.




U.S. Presidential and Congressional Candidate's Pledge to  
"Let Us Vote for a U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment" 

 
I, _______________________________________________, candidate for
(Candidate Name) 

U.S. President/U.S. Congress ________________ _____________ _______                                                                       (State)                  (House/Senate)        (District #)

Pledge to Support my Constituents' Constitutional Right to Vote for a U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA).  

 
Signature X_____________________________________Date _______________

 
Phone_______________ Email______________ Website __________________ 

 
Please sign, scan and email your printable pledge form to:  info@LetUsVoteforBBA.org, or fill out our online pledge form here.  
  
Candidates for President and U.S. Congress Pledge to Support both: 

A U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment that at a minimum: 
  • Prohibits total federal spending from increasing faster than inflation up to 2% plus population growth with exceptions for Social Security and national emergencies. 
  • Stipulates the state convention mode of ratification (a vote of the people). 
AND

 The Let Us Vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment Resolution that:  
  • Sets the time and place ("call") for an Article V Convention of States to propose a U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment upon receipt of 34 BBA or Any-Subject Applications.   (Note: there are currently 33 Article V Applications: 27 BBA & 6 on Any-Subject.) 
  • Voids any convention-proposed amendment unrelated to balancing the federal budget. 
  • Stipulates the state convention mode of ratification (a vote of the people).  
Will you pledge to support your constituents' constitutional right to vote on a U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) proposed by either Congress or the States as soon as November 3, 2020?





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