Did you ever wonder why your representatives campaign one way, then govern another way? Do you believe your political party of choice is accurately reflecting your values? If you could get the “Karl Rove” type of consultants out of political control of your party and/or to stop influencing your candidates, would you? Do you believe your political party accurately vets your candidates prior to their endorsement? Do you really know the candidates you are voting for? Do you trust your party to select the best candidates? Were you satisfied with the choices you had in the 2012 election? Did you hold your nose to vote for the "lesser of two evils?”
These are the issues iCaucus effects through citizen involvement, in the entire electoral process. iCaucus is a proven path to electoral and accountability success when implemented correctly.
If your representatives are ignoring you, voting for bigger government and against your best interests, you can primary throw them out! You can hold your representatives fully accountable for their actions in office if you first make them commit to limited government, fiscal responsibility and adherence to the US Constitution.
Work with like minded people in your community to find the best candidates and get them elected. You've already learned you can't trust your party to select the best candidates, nor does the party hold them accountable! BUT YOU CAN!
iCaucus effectively changes the entire electoral process through citizen involvement. iCaucus is a proven path to electoral and accountability success when implemented correctly.
Why is iCaucus Effective?
Through iCaucus members and affiliate groups, volunteers begin by working together to bring any and all candidates running for an office into the endorsement process. This process begins with a vetting process similar to what you, as a citizen go through for prospective employment. After all, our representatives are supposed to be working for us, right?
There is a questionnaire framed as commitments to their constituents they will govern according to constitutional, fiscal, and limited government principles in addition to ethics. They must score 70% or higher in order to progress in the process. If the candidates are not incumbents, they must agree to a background check. We, as citizens, need to know our candidates and any issues that may have arisen in their past. When the background check is complete, they move on to a citizen-led interview with 3-5 of their constituents where they are required to give transparent, complete answers you won't normally get in public forums. When all information is posted to the website for that particular race, you, the citizen will instantly see their scores, listen to the interview, have the ability to bring additional information out and ask additional questions of the candidates. You converse with others in your district and then you vote on who you would like to endorse. This is the difference between iCaucus and most other endorsement processes. As a voter, you decide.
Once endorsed through iCaucus, all members and affiliate group members work together for the election of their endorsed candidates. We are the boots on the ground and across the internet. What this means is no more splitting the vote and allowing the wrong people to become elected. It also means you now have a national organization behind you when you need to hold your representative accountable, effectively bringing our electoral system back to where it belongs, back to We, the People.
Between elections, we monitor activity of our elected officials at all levels of government. We track votes of all representatives for the purpose of the citizens determining who will need to be replaced at the next election cycle. If the iCaucus endorsed representatives also show they are not governing as they committed to, you have the ability to expose them during their tenure in office as well as determine disciplinary actions up to and including the removal of your endorsement. In addition, you will be able to effectively remove them from office in the next election cycle.
iCaucus Needs You!
The iCaucus process is only as strong as you, the citizens are, through your valuable involvement in this process. We need you today! Vetting has already begun in many states. New candidates are registering daily for the citizen-led endorsement for the upcoming 2014 elections. Please join and volunteer to take back our elections and our country!