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The VFM Pledge enables voters and candidates to GO ORGANIC: No money, no adds; just discourse!
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The VFM Pledge contains four promises:
1. Each VFM candidate promises not to accept any campaign contributions, not to advertise, and not to spend any money other than what is required to comply with election laws and regulations.
2. Each VFM candidate promises that all campaigning will be confined to public speaking, media interviews, op-ed pieces, downloadable white papers, YouTube-type videos, websites, and other forms of outreach that do not involve paying another for the use of their venue to campaign or paying for large volume duplication of campaign materials.
3. Each VFM candidate promises, if elected, to make his or her first priority while in office the creation of a fair and equitable, publicly financed federal campaign and election system that eliminates money from the political process and promotes political decision-making based on rational discourse and careful evaluation of policy proposals.
4. To ensure that only one VFM candidate is ultimately on the ballot for each seat in Congress, each VFM candidate promises to submit to a VFM selection process when more than one candidate has qualified in order to determine who bows out and who remains in the contest as the sole VFM candidate for a given seat.