In a message to its members, the Modern Whig Party is urging voters to contact their representatives and add their voices to the debate. This comes after numerous emails from concerned members were sent to the movementâ€™s leadership. Most of these emails demanded a stance and viable proposals to solve the dire short-term failures of the financial sector.
The grassroots movement proposes a version of the bailout bill that gradually purchases certain debts under independent oversight while also focusing on the root problem in the housing sector. An additional proposal is to add an added string of requiring recipients of the taxpayer-funded bailout to allocate a portion of future investment in renewable energy once the crisis recedes. It is believed that this additional energy-related caveat will make this process just a bit more palatable for taxpayers wanting a demonstrable return on their money.
Members of the Modern Whig Party â€“ regardless of their personal stance on the bailout issue â€“ are urged to write Congress and make their voices heard.
The Modern Whig Party national headquarters is in Washington, DC and caters to those who find themselves cherry-picking between traditionally Democratic ideals and traditionally GOP ideals. The organization currently has 19 state chapters. The grassroots movement seeks to go for a realistic and mainstream approach that is non-fringe. The Modern Whig Party platform generally relates to fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and bold social progression. The organization expects to run various state and local candidates in 2009 as it prepares to back three members for Congress in 2010.