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 We are a grassroots campaign whose goal is to give Arkansans their voices back by removing special interest money from politics. If we are going to take on corrupt and heavily bribed candidates, we will need everyone's help! 

Congressional Platform

I am running for The United States Senate in Arkansas as a progressive Independent. I believe a congressman should be a representative for his constituents. My congressional platform allows for a completely transparent, delegate, representative. It’s time we have elected representatives that are by the people FOR the people. 

 
 

Congressional Platform United States Senate

The time has arrived for a new Era in Politics

 
 

Would you truly like to be heard and represented by your congressional representative?

 
 

Is your input heard when there are 29 lobbyist per U.S. Congressman that spend 24/7 vying to manipulate, cajole, or bribe your congressman to vote how the lobbyist's rich beneficiary desires?

 
 

Isn’t it about time we confront the ugly truth that money/campaign contributions buy favors? The Koch brothers spent $400,000,000 in 2018 to help political candidates get elected, in exchange for a $50,000,000,000 tax break. That is a factual example of a single billionaire family influencing our legislative branch. We the people are the lifeblood of this grand democratic experiment that our forefathers envisioned, not a nation of expendable chattel indentured to wealthy campaign contributors. Most of the bills passed are written by lobbyists, not the men and women that we elect whom are supposed to represent us.

 
 

At the end of the day, isn’t your congressman YOUR employee? And as such, what did your congressman do last week? What are they doing this week? Shouldn’t you know... they work for YOU?!

 
 

My Platform:

 
 

-Direct Democracy-

 
 

As your representative, I promise I will always fight for my constituency. Not just for those who have voted for me, but all Arkansans in total. As such, I would employ multiple technologies to not only allow you to voice your opinion, but also have it counted, just like your vote counted.

*The true majority vote of my constituents shall determine how I vote on every topic before me. But one vote, the peoples' opinion is the outcome, with a caveat of course. On topics where there is little or no interest expressed by more than 30% of constituents voting on the website I intend to create for this purpose, or by phone, I will vote for what I believe is in the best interest of our area and the country, creating a hybrid of Representative-Democracy.

*Today's technology allows for the ease, speed, and accuracy to accomplish this cheaply --- it is my intention that this becomes business-as-usual in Congress, giving citizens a more direct voice. Someone just must be the first to implement this policy.

 
 

ACTUAL Representation:

 
 

TRANSPARENT Congressman *Open and Honest is verified/audited, not just lip service. *Nothing is hidden. All votes will be audited, readily available to constituents and recorded and posted on the website.

*NO OUTSIDE INFLUENCE *Eliminates Lobbyist influence/favoritism, etc. 

What: A campaign that is by the people, FOR the people. A senatorial run the will give Arkansans a true voice in the legislative process, a direct democracy.

 
 

Why: Our representatives have forgotten their role and the definition of the position. They need a refresher course in, “How to truly represent the people and not themselves or special interest groups.” I vow to fight tooth and nail, every day for our government to represent OUR interests, OUR liberties, OUR rights, OUR well being, not only those who can afford to give giant sums of money to our representatives.

 
 

When:

Federal Election, November 3, 2020.

 
 

Direct Representation “Independent/No Label”: I represent constituents on a per issue basis. Political parties were created to control the flow of government through helping candidates get elected, that is why I abstain from joining one for their help. I believe a representative should answer to the people, not a political party. I will hold a minimum of 12 town halls per year. I will have a schedule book where constituents can sign up to have a morning coffee, brunch, or meeting, or even sign up to cast some lines in the water and voice their concerns while catching some fish.

 
 

Election Campaign: -Enlist local help and college talent to change politics as we know it.

-Create Buzz with media: “The time has arrived for a New Era in Politics.” “Today’s Technology + Open Communication = TRUE DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION.” “Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.”

 
 

To serve is an honor.

 
 

Summary: 

We are coming to a tipping point in this country where the common man can no longer serve in the Government that was established to serve the common man. Compound that with the realization that our voices are not being heard and it’s time for a new era in politics. This candidacy is truly “For the People, By the People”, and we have the technology to make it so…..

 

Congressional Platform
United States Senate

The time has arrived for a new Era in Politics


Would you truly like to be heard and actually represented by your congressional representative?


Is your input heard when there are 29 lobbyist per U.S. Congressman that spend 24/7 vying  to manipulate, cajole, or bribe your congressman to vote how the lobbyist's rich beneficiary desires?


Isn’t it about time we confront the ugly truth that money/campaign contributions buy favors? The Koch brothers spent $400,000,000 in 2018 to help political candidates get elected, in exchange for a $50,000,000,000 tax break. That is a factual example of a single billionaire family influencing our legislative branch. We the people are the lifeblood of this grand democratic experiment that our forefathers envisioned, not a nation of expendable chattel indentured to wealthy campaign contributors. A majority of the bills passed are written by lobbyists, not the men and women that we elect whom are supposed to represent us.


At the end of the day, isn’t your congressman YOUR employee? And as such, what did your congressman do last week? What are they doing this week? Shouldn’t you know... they work for YOU?!


My Platform:


-Direct Democracy-


As your representative, I promise I will always fight for my constituency. Not just for those who have voted for me, but all Arkansans in total. As such, I would employ multiple technologies to not only allow you to voice your opinion, but also have it counted, just like your vote counted.

*The true majority vote of my constituents shall determine how I vote on every topic before me. My opinion is but one vote, the peoples' opinion is the outcome, with a caveat of course. On topics where there is little or no interest expressed by more than 30% of constituents voting on the website I intend to create for this purpose, or by phone, I will vote for what I believe is in the best interest of our area and the country, creating a hybrid of  Representative-Democracy.

*Today's technology allows for the ease, speed, and accuracy to accomplish this cheaply --- it is my intention that this becomes business-as-usual in Congress, giving citizens a more direct voice. Someone just has to be the first to implement this policy.


ACTUAL Representation:


TRANSPARENT Congressman
*Open and Honest is verified/audited, not just lip service.
*Nothing is hidden. All votes will be audited, readily available to constituents and recorded and posted on the website.

*NO OUTSIDE INFLUENCE
*Eliminates Lobbyist influence/favoritism, etc.

What:
A campaign that is by the people, FOR the people. A senatorial run the will give Arkansans a true voice in the legislative process, a direct democracy.


Why:
Our representatives have forgotten their role and the definition of the position. They need a refresher course in, “How to truly represent the people and not themselves or special interest groups.” I vow to fight tooth and nail, every day for our government to represent OUR interests, OUR liberties, OUR rights, OUR well being, not only those who can afford to give giant sums of money to our representatives.


When:

Federal Election, November 3, 2020.


Direct Representation
“Independent/No Label”: I represent constituents on a per issue basis. Political parties were created to control the flow of government through helping candidates get elected, that is why I abstain from joining one for their help. I believe a representative should answer to the people, not a political party. I will hold a minimum of 12 town halls per year. I will have a schedule book where constituents can sign up to have a morning coffee, brunch, or meeting, or even sign up to cast some lines in the water and voice their concerns while catching some fish.


Election Campaign:
-Enlist local help and college talent to change politics as we know it.

-Create Buzz with media:
“The time has arrived for a New Era in Politics.”
“Today’s Technology + Open Communication = TRUE DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION.”
“Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.”


To serve is an honor.


Summary: 

We are coming to a tipping point in this country where the common man can no longer serve in the Government that was established to serve the common man. Compound that with the realization that our voices are not being heard and it’s time for a new era in politics. This candidacy is truly “For the People, By the People”, and we have the technology to make it so…..


Dan and Kaitlynn Whitfield in Little Rock Arkansas at the Pops on the River Annual Event
Dan and Kaitlynn Whitfield in Little Rock Arkansas at the Pops on the River Annual Event

Our stance

Daniel Whitfield and family in the Bentonville Town Square in Bentonville Arkansas

Arkansans are what's most important!

We have been "represented" by congressmen that are more concerned with filling their coffers than what is best for Arkansans. 67% of children born in Arkansas are covered by Medicaid, yet our representatives are voting to cut Medicaid? It's time for us to stand up and tell the corrupt politicians that enough is ENOUGH!  There is no excuse for Arkansas to be the 49th lowest income state in America, while paying the 3rd highest taxes! Politicians must stop cutting the social programs we depend on in exchange for large sums of money!

Anti War protest outside the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville Arkansas

United By A Common Goal

  

Dan is an average working class American that knows what it's like to face the hardships of today. He works 2 jobs, 7 days a week, and is a full time student pursuing multiple degrees such as; Political Science, Sociology, History, Economics, and Computer Science. We don't need congressmen that are so out of touch with the people that they are supposed to be representing that they cannot understand the wants, needs, and concerns of their constituents. Most of our congressmen are lawyers that do not understand the complexities of our society.

Anti Child Detainment Facility protest outside Senator Tom Cottons office in Springdale Arkansas

Get Involved

  

This will be a long and hard battle against an incumbent that has taken over $8,400,000 from the Koch brothers (in exchange for legislation that benefited them yet hurt Arkansans), but if we can talk to enough people, we have a chance. Our campaign is seeking passionate volunteers and interns to help give Arkansans their voices back! We will re-enfranchise the hard-working citizens of Arkansas.

The main point of our campaign is to give Arkansans their voices back. If elected into the Senate I will not be casting my vote for myself and my beliefs, I will be casting your vote. Every single vote I cast will first be voted on by my constituents, I will merely be an extension of their will.  A representative should be his constituents voice, not campaign financiers or special interest donors. If you want your voice to be heard, I pledge to make it roar. 

CONTRIBUTE

 We are a grassroots campaign whose goal is to give Arkansans their voices back by removing special interest money from politics. If we are going to take on corrupt and heavily bribed candidates, we will need everyone's help!