The Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois has announced the endorsement of the Put-Back Amendment, a citizen-driven initiative to amend the Constitution of the State of Illinois to enact badly needed reforms to the state legislature.
Bruno Behrend, state chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois, said the following in endorsing the Put-Back Amendment, “The culture of corruption and dysfunction plaguing Illinois starts in the State Legislature. It is a part-time job that politicians made into a lifetime career. Term limits and ending gerrymandering, as well as the other reforms, will help return the legislature to being accountable to the voters.”
Illinois RLC vice-chairman John Bambenek is the principal author of the amendment. He announced that he was “delighted to have the support of the Republican Liberty Caucus in championing these badly needed reforms such as term limits. The Republican Liberty Caucus has always functioned as an ‘outsider’ organization in the Republican Party pushing the establishment towards reform and the will of the people and with this endorsement they continue this proud tradition.”
Getting the amendment on the ballot requires 500,000 signatures to be filed by May 2nd, 2010. The Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois will be helping to gather those signatures.
The amendment would implement essential reforms to clean up state government, including:
• Term Limits
• Seven-Day Public Viewing of All Legislation
• End Gerrymandering
• Equal Ballot Access
• Unicameral Legislature with 3-Member Districts
Dave Nalle, National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus congratulated the Illinois chapter for launching this effort and observed that “this shows how liberty activists can take the initiative to work for more open and more honest government in their states. If this can succeed in the home state of some of our most corrupt politicians it will send a message to the back-room deal makers and influence peddlers nationwide that their days are numbered.”
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois is one of the newest chartered affiliates of the nationwide organization which promotes limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty within the Republican Party. The RLC is a rapidly growing voice for a grassroots network of American citizens who champion our country’s Founding Principles.
You can see the full text of the Put-Back Amendment at PutBackAmendment.com and get more information on the Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois at www.rlcil.og. For more information, and to schedule interviews with Mr. Behrend or Mr. Bambenek contact them at (217) 493-0760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.