The following is an excerpt from an article published by The Hoya’s on the No Pepco Pledge. Read the full article here.
Six candidates for Washington, D.C. Council, including three from Ward 2, have signed the “No Pepco Pledge,” agreeing to not accept campaign contributions from Pepco, Washington Gas and fossil fuel companies.
“…By eliminating corporate money from politics, D.C. can further develop its sustainability,” according to [Ward 2 candidate Jordan] Grossman.
“We need to get corporate money out of our politics in order to build a more sustainable future in DC,” Grossman wrote in an email to The Hoya. “That’s what the No Pepco Pledge is all about, and it’s why I’m proud to be one of the first candidates to sign on to it. The pledge is one demonstration of how, if I’m elected, I’ll make decisions based on merits, not based on contributions from corporations or their lobbyists.'”