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If you could make one immediate change to the U.S. Government what would it be?

lt arielI think what would be most important is to have complete and total transparency of government, and then obviously to get government out of the pockets of big corporations.

Ariel Churchill
Santa Cruz | Caregiver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt leighGet rid of corporate funding for political campaigns. Make it all public contribution that is identified, and have limits on that.

Leigh Hill
Felton | Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt sallyI think that it would be great if members of both political parties grew up and acted like like mature people and worked together.

Sally Lewis
Santa Cruz | Acupuncturist/Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt deniseTerm limits and stop all lobbying, because then politicians would be more like us. They would think about their decisions and then they would make their decisions based on what’s good for the whole, rather than their individual, narcissistic desires. That’s why term limits work, because they’re not making decisions based on ‘I want to get re-elected.’ And if there isn’t any lobbying then it really does matter what’s getting voted on for the rest of us.

Denise Lapides
Santa Cruz | Yoga Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt charlieI think they should have to advertise the companies they are endorsed by. Like NASCAR drivers, they would have the names and logos of the corporations that fund them the most on their clothing.

Charlie Hatch
Santa Cruz | Chocolate Maker

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Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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