For immediate releaseApril 8, 2020
Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (321) 345-7455
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Bre Kidman, 2020 U.S. Senate candidate from Maine, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Kidman is challenging Senator Susan Collins, who, although she signed the U.S. Term Limits pledge back in 1996, has not acted to support congressional term limits as promised. According to our records, she last cosponsored our term limits resolution in 1997, twenty-two years ago.
Currently, U.S. Term Limits has the support of 70 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Kidman’s pledge saying, “Bre’s support of term limits shows that there are individuals who are willing to put self-interest aside to follow the will of the people. America ne a Congress that will be served by citizen legislators, not career politicians.”
Kidman says, “Instead of making the most of their time in office, most of our elected officials spend their terms fundraising for their next run. I am signing because we deserve representation that’s willing to fight for us like they don’t have another election to lose.”
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 cosponsor 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 Senator Ted Cruz (SJR1) and the U.S. House by Representative Francis Rooney (HJR20).
Blumel noted, “We have seen a dramatic increase in supporters 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.”
According to the latest nationwide poll on term limits conducted by McLaughlin Associates, conducted in January 2018, term limits enjoy 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.”
View Kidman’s signed pledge here.
View Kidman’s video here.
View Collins’s signed pledge here.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits at all levels of elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.