The elected officials of Pennsylvania’s municipalities are encouraged to adopt a resolution in support of “The Washington Project to Restore Democracy.”
Here is a sample resolution:
A RESOLUTION CALLING UPON ALL CITIZENRY TO BE INFORMED, BE INVOLVED, AND VOTE
Whereas, the people of Pennsylvania will be voting in the general election on November 6, 2018 to elect individuals to represent them in the Congress of the United States; and
Whereas, political parties, political action committees and special interest groups often promote their own agendas and interests for the purpose of influencing the outcome of this election in a way that is harmful to the democratic process; and
Whereas, President George Washington, in his famous “Farewell Address,” warned the American people of the danger of political organizations to our country as a whole and that their disagreements weaken our nation; and
Whereas, the people of Pennsylvania wish to elect Senators and Representatives who will pursue the best interests of the people of Pennsylvania without regard to party affiliation, as the Founding Fathers of our country intended our representative form of government to function; and
Whereas local government is a model of American democracy and the elected officials of local government have the capability and credibility to lead their residents to make the best choices for Congress from the candidates running for the Senate and the House in our Commonwealth.
Now therefore, the elected officials of the _______ of _________ urge their residents to be informed about the candidates for Congress; involved in the political process of electing their candidates; and vote; and in doing so, ignore the outside organizations seeking to negatively influence the election’s outcome and set an example for the rest of the country as to how we can make our nation’s Congress, a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
See the resolution adopted by the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association: Click Here