Keep Your Right to Vote: Save the 17th Amendment

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    (While this was posted by the Connolly campaign, this is far more than merely a campaign issue.  Keith Fimian wants to take away your right to vote for United States Senator.  This is something that needs to be more widely known.  Hence I am moving this to the front page for greater visibility. – promoted by teacherken)

    Cross-posted at gerryconnolly.com

    Keith Fimian has adopted one of the most radical planks in the entire tea party platform.  He actually favors repealing the 17th Amendment. In 1913 the 17th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified to give people the right to vote directly for their United States Senators.

    “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people…” –17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    Repealing the 17th Amendment would strip you of your right to vote for your U.S. Senators and allow political insiders in Richmond to decide who represents us in the Senate. Today our campaign launched a website at www.savethe17th.com where you can sign the petition

    and demand that Keith Fimian abandon his reckless plan to abolish the 17th Amendment.  We also put together this video where we ask some Northern Virginians, including some Republicans, how they feel about Fimian’s extreme platform.

    • normanva

      the bizarre ideas of these folks.  Please check the web address.  It comes up on my computer under http://www.savetheseventeenth…. not with the number 17.

    • leedynamo

      I kind of doubt it.

    • KathyinBlacksburg

      the phony “Tea Party” (Teabagger) movement is really an astro-turf, elitist “movement,” with some ordinary folks as unwitting troops.  The effort to repeal the 17th is brought to you by many of the same folks who are “Tenthers.” Here’s a Huffington Post story about the national effort re the 17th.

    • TomPaine

      either he or the Republicans are orchestrating the negative campaign efforts!