Houston, we have a problem, and that problem is political corruption. It has been going on for decades – and it is perfectly legal.
Now, we have a chance to make it stop. We need your help to get around 40,000 signatures from city of Houston voters.
A group of Houstonians has formed the End Pay-to-Play PAC to finance a petition drive to reduce the amount that people or companies that do business with the City of Houston can contribute to any candidate for mayor, controller or City council, or any PAC which contributes to any such candidate, to $500 per year.
Approximately 80% of such campaign contributions in the city of Houston come from people or companies that directly do business with the City or are regulated by it.
For example, the employees and family members of one real estate developer have donated over $100,000 in contributions to a single candidate.
Another vendor’s employees contributed over $100,000 on a single day, shortly before the vendor’s contract was renewed.
This is legalized corruption and it must end. A group of volunteer lawyers has drafted an amendment to our City’s current toothless campaign finance ordinance to accomplish this objective.
You can help by contributing to the End Pay-to-Play PAC. Individuals or corporations can contribute to this PAC and there is no limit on the amount.
None of the money contributed to this PAC will be used to support any political campaign. This money will be used exclusively to pay for expenses associated with collecting the necessary petitions and filing those with the City Secretary.
The corrupt pay-to-play system will never reform itself. It will only happen by direct action of the people.
Thank you for supporting this important initiative!