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Petition To White House Wants Congressmen To Wear Patches Of Donors, Like NASCAR Sponsor Stickers

. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol
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Ever since the news went national of several different petitions left on the White House’s website, more and more people are coming up with their own petitions for laws. Today, we have one that would require Congress to wear logo patches of their corporate sponsors; like NASCAR drivers have on their jackets.

The petition reads: ‘it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company’s logo, or individual’s name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate’s clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those “sponsors'” names during all official duties and visits to constituents.’

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Like NASCAR, the size of the donation would determine the size of the patch. According to the posting above – “A $1 million contribution would warrant a patch of about 4″ x 8″ on the chest” of the Congress member. Contributions of under $1000 are exempt from the rule.

As of the posting of this story, just 12,000 people signed the petition and there is a need of 100,000 to sign it by April 18th, 2013 in order for the White House to even look at it. Within two days of the original posting they have 6,500 supporters which means it could easily hit the mark before the deadline.

We will keep you posted as to what happens next. If you want to sign the petitions, CLICK HERE



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