Anticipated Questions and Answers
Below are anticipated questions and answers which VOID supporters and members may have about their Community web site.
Who: Vote Out Incumbents Democracy, (VOID), is a group of volunteers from all major political perspectives from conservative to liberal. VOID Supporters and volunteers hail from all around the United States. We know that our political system and political parties are corrupt. They have eroded the principles of our democratic republic which were designed to serve the nation, its States, and their people; not the power struggle between the political parties. Their corruption has in turn, corrupted our government. Far too often, our elected officials in Congress serve their careers and party as their first priorities.
What: VOID is a PAC. PAC stands for Political Action Committee, or "527" in IRS parlance. VOID is, however, a unique kind of PAC. First, VOID is an unconnected PAC, which means our organization is not affiliated with any candidates, political parties, corporations, or other organizations. Second, VOID is all volunteer. To date we have no employees and none of VOID's funds are used to pay any VOID personnel or supporters for any work performed. Lastly, unlike most other PAC's, VOID does not advocate for any political party, candidates, or issue other than responsible, efficient, and accountable government. VOID takes no position on political issues like abortion, or war, or any other issues not directly related to responsible, efficient, and accountable governance.
VOID seeks to achieve political reform and vastly better governance by organizing voters to vote out incumbents in sufficient numbers, as to change how politicians conduct themselves and our government. As of the 2004 elections, incumbents had enjoyed a 90+ percent reelection rate no matter how badly government or politicians performed. Which means there is no incentive for politicians to change their ways.
By organizing voters to lower that incumbency rate significantly, we can demand better governance and politics in return for our vote. This is the power of the vote granted to voters by our laws. All that remains is enough voters exercising that power in an organized fashion. That is our mission, to educate and organize voters around this Constitutional power of the vote, demanding better politics and government from our elected officials at all levels of government.
Click here for a history of how Vote Out Incumbents Democracy began, and its future.
Click here to read our Mission Statement in full.