Public Figures and Organizations That Signed the Pledge

Here are the 96 organizations, 642 government officials, and 955 public figures that have signed the pledge.


Joseph Farah

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Joseph Farah

It is time for the most basic code of ethics to return to the media.

Michael Moates

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Michael Moates

Leigh Andrews

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Leigh Andrews

There is always a need for better accountability and ensuring we are not just rushing to publish.

Bizcommunity

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Bizcommunity

We believe in putting the truth and fairness first in our reporting.

Judy Franz

Linkedin
Judy Franz

Susan Gerbic

Twitter Wikipedia Website
Susan Gerbic

Denise Tepler

Facebook Maine House of Representatives - Member Bio
Denise  Tepler

I took the pledge because our democracy depends on transparency and truth-telling. I believe in evidence, facts, and science. I believe in ethical and moral behavior.

Listen First Project

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Listen First Project

Our mission is to mend the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides through conversations that prioritize listening first to understand. This mission requires a shared understanding of and respect for truth. We are honored to support the Pro Truth Pledge as a necessary complement to the Listen First Pledge. #ListenFirst

Pearce Godwin

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Pearce Godwin

My mission is to mend the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides through conversations that prioritize listening first to understand. This mission requires a shared understanding of and respect for truth. I\\\'m honored to support the Pro Truth Pledge as a necessary complement to the Listen First Pledge.

Mike Amyx

Facebook Ballotpedia - Member-elect for the Kansas House of Representatives -District 45.
Mike Amyx

I am sick and tired of the mud-slinging and half-truths bantered about during campaigns. My entire political career has been predicated upon being open and honest with my constituency. I have no desire to change that now.

Chip Heath

Wikipedia
Chip Heath

Bill Shireman

Website
Bill Shireman

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Facebook Twitter U.S. House of Representatives - Member Bio
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Facts matter!!!!

BridgeUSA

BridgeUSA Facebook
BridgeUSA

I signed the Pro-Truth Pledge on behalf of BridgeUSA because our organization believes in the importance of constructive engagement between political opposites.

Stand Up Republic

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Stand Up Republic

Stand Up Republic recognizes that truth is one of the central pillars of a functional democracy. A free and open society requires public discourse grounded in fact. Disinformation, especially when used to advance partisan political interests, threatens the very foundation of the democratic process. Stand Up Republic is proud to pledge its support for the essential idea of truth, and to encourage others to recognize its importance in both our politics and society.

Parliament of the World's Religions

Parliament of the World's Religions
Parliament of the World's Religions

Dean Urdahl

Minnesota Legislature - Member Bio Bill Track 50 Bio
Dean Urdahl

I believe the truth is important.

Dick Muri

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Dick Muri

Telling the truth is always the best policy. As a retired USAF Lt Colonel aviator, honesty is the only policy.

Shane Sandridge

Colorado House of Representatives - Member Profile
Shane Sandridge

Fake news and misleading information is out of control in our country.

Leapsmag

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Leapsmag

The digital magazine Leapsmag is committed to transparency, accuracy, and objectivity in its journalism.

Progressive Army

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Progressive Army

At Progressive Army, we strive to only publish truthful stories that can be backed up with evidence and facts. We check all submitted work to make sure that sources are provided where needed and the truth is published. In light of this, we believe that the Pro-Truth Pledge aligns with our current standards. In taking the pledge we are confirming our commitment to providing a platform for people to speak truth to power. We hope by signing, we may encourage others to also pursue the truth.

Ogden Driskill

Wyoming Senate Member Bio Vote Smart Bio
Ogden Driskill

It makes sense.

Debbie Bovee

Ballotpedia - Former Wyoming Legislator
Debbie Bovee

Honesty is important in all kinds of dealings. As someone running for public office, I want people to know that I have integrity and can trust me.

Claire Celsi

Facebook Twitter Ballotpedia - Member Elect of the Iowa Senate- District 21
Claire Celsi

I signed the pledge because facts matter.

Julie Palakovich Carr

Ballotpedia - Member Elect Maryland House of Delegates - District 17 Twitter Facebook
Julie Palakovich Carr

As a scientist, I am well versed in the importance of evaluating a source of information and the need to cite your sources. These best practices do not just belong in academia--we all need to be practicing them in our professions and daily lives.

Joshua Boschee

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Joshua Boschee

I signed the pledge because we need more honesty and civility in campaigns, policy making and governing.

Seth Berry

Facebook Twitter Maine House Representative - District #55 - Member Bio
Seth Berry

Truth matters. Voters deserve actual facts -- not attacks, allegations and innuendo. I challenge all who are running for office to join me and to sign this pledge also. We are running to make the world a better place for our kids, and it starts here with us.

Jim Handy

Facebook Maine Legislature Member Profile
Jim Handy

Honesty and integrity are essential to good government.

Janice Cooper

Maine Legislature Member Profile
Janice Cooper

I always am truthful and this provides a public declaration of my belief in the value of honesty.

Rob Sand

Facebook Twitter For State Auditor of Iowa
Rob Sand

Like any case I pursued as a prosecutor, I base my actions as a candidate upon what the facts and evidence show. While we can have disagreements about what policies may be best, we must all first base our opinions upon the same facts.

Zach Wahls

Facebook Twitter Ballotpedia - Member Elect Iowa State Senate Dist. 37
Zach Wahls

I take evidence-based policy seriously — and the same goes for my politics!

Amanda Renteria

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Amanda Renteria

Youssouf Oomar

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Youssouf Oomar

Amy Martin

Facebook Ballotpedia - Judge Elect Harris County District Court 263
Amy Martin

Integrity should come first in our political process.

Madeleine Dean

Ballotpedia - Member Elect Pennsylvania\\\'s 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House
Madeleine  Dean

I am signing the pro-truth pledge because we need to return a sense of transparency and truthfulness to Washington, D.C. and all levels of public service. We must stand up to all attempts to misguide others, and work to consistently be transparent in our own actions as public servants.

Mike Romano

West Virginia Legislature Directory
Mike Romano

I believe in the truth. Facts must be the basis of all critical decisions in a democracy. Without recognition of the facts, you have ignorance which breeds fear, and fear fosters hatred.

Joe Webster

Facebook Ballotpedia - Member Elect PA House of Representatives -District 150
Joe Webster

I took this pledge because character and integrity matter personally and in public discourse. Democracy depends on knowledgeable citizens, and accountability.

stephen fischmann

Ballotpedia - New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner - District 5-elect LinkedIn
stephen fischmann

We cannot make good public policy unless we are all working with truthful information.

Day Hochman

Ballotpedia - Member Elect - New Mexico House District 15
Day Hochman

I believe that facts matter, and the very fabric of our society depends on access to information that is properly vetted and verified as true.

Marcia L. Fudge

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Marcia L. Fudge

I signed the Pro-Truth Pledge because there is no integrity in government without truth, and decisions should be guided by accurate data and facts.

Tim Sandle

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Tim Sandle

I believe in fact based journalism

Tina Maharath

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Tina Maharath

I’m here to be the spoken voice for the unspoken

Beto O’Rourke

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Beto O’Rourke

I pledge to share, honor and encourage truth!

Eldon Taylor

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Eldon Taylor

Nothing is more important in our divided society today than truth.

Philippe SHOCK Matthews

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Philippe  SHOCK Matthews

Columbus Free Press

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Columbus Free Press

Fugitive Watch

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Fugitive Watch

We want to reassure our supporters and the general public that we will only publish vetting articles and cite our sources. We will never publish Fake News.

Brad Blanton

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Brad Blanton

I am the author of the best selling book Radical Honesty and 6 other books about being honest with each other is our only hope.

James Loewen

Wikipedia
James Loewen

This is Reno

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This is Reno

As the independent publisher of ThisisReno.com, we strive to be accurate, fair and honest. We also try to refrain from being salacious in our tone and to present facts as clearly and readily as they are made available. We strive to immediately correct errors of fact, and if there are disagreements about context, we frequently explore new story angles.

Andrew Keen

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Andrew Keen

Media Bias Fact Check

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Media Bias Fact Check

Media Bias Fact Check strives to be evidence based and to present facts without bias.

Michael Shermer

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Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of The Moral Arc, The Believing Brain, Why People Believe Weird Things, Why Darwin Matters, The Mind of the Market, How We Believe, and The Science of Good and Evil. His next book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for Immortality, the Afterlife, and Utopia. His two TED talks, viewed nearly 8 million times, were voted in the top 100 of the more than 2000 TED talks.

Andrew McAfee

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Andrew McAfee

Will Wilkinson

Twitter
Will Wilkinson

Rick Shenkman

Facebook Website
Rick Shenkman

Rick Shenkman is the editor of the History News Network. His newest book is \"Political Animals: How Our Stone Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics.\"

N. J. Enfield

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N. J. Enfield

I am Head of the University of Sydney Post-Truth Initiative. This Sydney Research Excellence Initiative examines fake news, alternative facts, lies, bullshit, and propaganda, with the aim to understand them, and to advise on how the truth might survive in this climate.

Brent Hatley

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Brent Hatley

Nick Fortine

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Nick Fortine

Every hour of every day, high quality journalism is happening in newsrooms throughout the world, including right here in Columbus and Ohio. Stories are being produced that are informative, educational, thought-provoking, poignant and 100 percent factual. In other words, news. Not real news, just news. Let’s not get lured into a victim’s narrative that says there’s nothing we can do about fake news and let’s not use fake news as a crutch for defending our opinions rather than doing the hard work of verifying and justifying the arguments we’re making and the information we’re putting forth as factual.

Jonathan Haidt

Twitter Website Website
Jonathan Haidt

http://righteousmind.com/

Stephan Lewandowsky

Twitter Website
Stephan Lewandowsky

I am a cognitive scientist with an interest in computational modeling. That is, I try to understand how the mind works by writing computer simulations of our memory and decision-making processes. Recently, I have become interested in how people update their memories if things they believe turn out to be false. This has led me to examine the persistence of misinformation in society, and how myths and misinformation can spread. I have become particularly interested in the variables that determine whether or not people accept scientific evidence, for example surrounding vaccinations or climate science. http://www.bris.ac.uk/expsych/people/stephan-lewandowsky/index.html More biographical detail including a list of all my scholarly publications can be found on my academic homepage at www.cogsciWA.com. I also blog at http://www.shapingtomorrowsworld.org/ on matters relating to climate change and global challenges. (On Twitter I am @STWorg).

George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

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George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

Edward Maibach

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Edward Maibach

Council of Ex Muslims of Britain

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Council of Ex Muslims of Britain

Andrew Copson

Humanists UK
Andrew Copson

Matt Thornton

Website
Matt Thornton

Steven Pinker

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Steven Pinker

I have a book coming out in February which will make the case for truth and reason – it’s called Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Ed Brayton

Center for Enquiry
Ed Brayton

Jon Carpenter

Facebook Missouri House of Representatives - Member Bio
Jon Carpenter

Hashtag Truth Is Good!

Philosophical Atheism

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Philosophical Atheism

Atheist Alliance of America

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Atheist Alliance  of America

United Coalition of Reason

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United Coalition of Reason

Dale McGowan

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Dale McGowan

Ethan Bearman

Twitter Personal Website Radio website
Ethan Bearman

Radio interview where Ethan Bearman takes the pledge https://www.spreaker.com/user/gleb_tsipursky/anti-lying-pledge

Pierre Whalon

Website
Pierre Whalon

Derek Colanduno

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Derek Colanduno

Aron Ra

Facebook
Aron Ra

As a full-time political activist advocating science education against stiff and overwhelming opposition at every level of government, I have often demanded that we have some way to hold politicians accountable for the factless falsehoods and bigotry and lack of integrity, morality, or decency that some of them commonly espouse. Now that I\'m running for political office as well, I insist that others be held to the same standards and code of honor that I adhere to myself. https://www.patreon.com/aronra http://aronra.org/

Noah Lugeons

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Noah Lugeons

I support the pro-truth pledge because, as a humanist, I firmly believe that human nature is fundamentally oriented towards reason and rationality; and that the primary thing that stands between the present political climate and productive discourse is a lack of accountability to the truth. A perverse evolution of political incentives has pushed our elected officials away from reliance on facts and science; and if we can counteract or reverse those incentives, our disagreements can once more become productive. Truth should supersede partisanship, ideology, and bias; and no politician unwilling to pledge allegiance to truth is unfit to serve in elected government.

John B. Wells


John B. Wells

The lifeblood of my program to which my name is attached and therefore all who I call and who call me, friend, those who trust me to be honest with them, and most importantly in the Earthly realm, my family rely on truthfulness in what I do. And of supreme importance, God is watching. And listening.

Likhitha Nalubolu

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Likhitha Nalubolu

Think before you share something online, our goal should not be to get likes or comments or shares but to be able to SHARE THE TRUTH.

Patrick Register

Twitter Official Campaign Website Ballotpedia
Patrick Register

Distorted facts hinder effective policy.

D. Willis Law

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D. Willis Law

Great American Debate

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Great American Debate

The Great American Debate is taking the Pro-Truth pledge as a commitment to sincere inquiry after truth. We take on the responsibility of the potential impact of our content in the course of us serving the public.

Denah Butts

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Denah Butts

Adam Bender

Website
Adam Bender

Boyd Law Firm

Facebook LinkedIn Boyd Law Firm
Boyd Law Firm

At our law firm we seek justice and the pursuit of truth, which is why we stand with the Pro Truth Pledge.

Veronica Filgueira

Linkedin
Veronica Filgueira

Jay Knispel

Facebook The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC
Jay Knispel

Honesty, integrity, and accountability are the values that we stand for, and for that reason we sign the Pro Truth Pledge.

Namrata Tripathi

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Namrata Tripathi

Danielle Solinski

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Roman Dean

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Roman Dean

I want to be accountable for the articles I post under www.ga2600.com; attesting to my audience that I have done my due diligence vetting the validity of sources I post. I want to be accountable for actions I perform under my offensive security firm, Scwifty LLC., attesting we accountable to our actions and are advocates of truth.

Professor Thomas J Mason

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Professor Thomas J Mason

Philip Allen

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Philip Allen

Dian (Dina) Grossman Kjærgaard

Linkedin
Dian (Dina) Grossman Kjærgaard

Thaddeus Moore

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Thaddeus Moore

John Dozer

Linkedin
John Dozer

Leroy Seat

Linkedin
Leroy Seat

Gard Hansen

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Gard Hansen

Forgotten Word Ministries

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Forgotten Word Ministries

I signed the Pledge simply because I believe we should all be held accountable for our actions and words especially when presenting our thoughts and deeds to the public arena.

Roland Gruettner

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Roland Gruettner

I want my blog to be as near science and true as passible.

Reverend Doctor Liam Sullivan Stone

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Reverend Doctor Liam Sullivan  Stone

You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.

Andre Miller

Facebook New Beginnings Christian Church - Pastor BIo
Andre Miller

It is imperative for accountability and standards as we desire to serve the public.

Jorge Ostos

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Jorge Ostos

I signed because of many reasons. But I think it is enough to speak about the main one. I am an exiled Venezuelan author. My native country is under a communist dictatorship at the moment. It is a very clear example of how politics can kill the truth, not only by saying lies as truths, but also shutting mouths of those who want to be freely tell the truth. Sadly, I had to leave the country. Now I am living in Argentina with my wife. I am writing books, and helping my family and others by sending money, and posting material that helps them (I hope) to deal with the really hard situation they have living there. So, I pledge my earnest efforts to (as I think I have been doing): share truth, honour truth and encourage truth.

Drew Hart

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Drew Hart

We must be honest with each other.

Christian Bonawandt

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Christian  Bonawandt

John Coletti

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John Coletti

We stand with the other individuals and organizations listed on the Pro Truth Pledge because we believe truth is nonnegotiable.

LT. GRETCHEN TANYA BOTHA

I am a wildlife warrior and can not stand mutilation of any animal from cats, dogs to our heritage in our small wildlife to the last of the big ones.

Brianne Solomon

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Brianne Solomon

Julieanne Pojas

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Julieanne  Pojas

Howard Forman

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Howard Forman

Jaelon Rakestraw

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Jaelon Rakestraw

Michelle Calvin

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Michelle Calvin

Allen Mendenhall

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Allen Mendenhall

I believe that the free and open exchange of ideas is indispensable to the acquisition of knowledge, the spread of tolerance, broadened perspectives, intellectual humility, and the advancement of human society.

Mark Phillips

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Mark Phillips

Max Grau

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Max Grau

Stephen Boucher

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Stephen Boucher

Matt Seymour

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Matt Seymour

Paul Knupp Jr.

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Paul Knupp Jr.

Truthfulness is a necessity for discourse. If we can not assume it, our discussions become meaningless by default. Via truthfulness, we can arrive at workable solutions to the problems that face us. Without it, we are doomed to repeat our historic failures.

Sasha Bentley

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Sasha Bentley

Belie News

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Belie News

Our mission is to stop the spreading of fake news around the world with the help of digital technology.

Fred Sanchez

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Fred Sanchez

Andrew Zolnai

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Andrew Zolnai

Yvonne Dick

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Yvonne Dick

I signed the pledge because misinformation and lies hurts everyone.

Murilo Costa

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Murilo Costa

Meaghan Miller

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Meaghan Miller

We should all strive to honor and promote truth even if we disagree with the material.

Tito Abeleda

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Tito Abeleda

As an artist, producer as well as attorney, truth has a profound significance in every aspect of my life and work. In art I express my emotional truths. As an attorney, I seek truth so that justice can be served. The events of life have been escalating these past couple years to such a crescendo of division and chaos as if a real-life fermata were placed over our heads to prolong the dissonance - with no signs of ending.. A special truth rising above cacophony became clear to me. The sanctity of truth is disappearing. This revelation compelled me to write & produce the song Defiance: Fight for Truth coming out October 28th. It also compelled me to seek out others with these same concerns regarding the waning existence of truth. That is when I discovered ProTruthPledge.org. I signed the pledge because it precisely articulates my beliefs on the sanctity of truth & what I musically express in Defiance: Fight for Truth - to preserve and to elevate truth back to its rightful place.

Joel Victor Kickbusch

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Joel Victor Kickbusch

Valdasia Merrick

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Valdasia Merrick

Cultural Crossroads

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Cultural Crossroads

Cultural Crossroads is committed to truth and respect for all cultures and for all people.

Mary McCoy

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Mary McCoy

Jazz Hands Journal

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Jazz Hands Journal

This time in our country, false information is running rampant on the internet, social media and is seeping into the news. We signed this pledge to help fight the onslaught of misinformation.

Jaime Lamboy

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Jaime Lamboy

Geoff Chambers

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Lori Bestler

Twitter
Lori Bestler

Danielle Deibler

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Danielle Deibler

Cooper Nye

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Cooper Nye

I signed the pledge because I believe public discourse should be grounded in facts, guided by reason, and aimed at truth.

Aaron Matteson

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Aaron Matteson

Joshua Hardy

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Joshua Hardy

Dishonesty and lying does not belong in politics. The public deserves the truth and nothing but the truth. I want to educate the public on how issues will either benefit them or not benefit them by delivering facts, not fiction. This pledge is a step in the right direction.

Peter Burr

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Peter Burr

Elizabeth Jennings

LinkedIn
Elizabeth Jennings

Tim O'Connell

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Tim O'Connell

Societies flourish when decisions are based on critical thinking. Critical thinking begins with a desire – and a pledge – to discover and promote the truth.

Matthew Mevis

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Matthew Mevis

Ben Hicks

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Ben Hicks

Tâmaro Mendes

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Tâmaro  Mendes

Dirty Christianity

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The Bible explains dozens of times that God loves truth, honesty, and integrity. As a web series dedicated to digging deeper into Christianity and how its messages apply to us in the world today, an accurate understanding and truthful presentation of information is more than just important, it is a divine imperative. We are to seek the truth in all things. That is why I took the Pro-Truth Pledge.

Ian Harris

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Ian Harris

I am tired of misinformation everywhere. Facts should matter. Where information comes from matters. Everyone needs to be more diligent in their pursuit for the truth.

Karen Farberov--Kotler

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Karen Farberov--Kotler

Virginia Moher

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Virginia Moher

Smythe DuVal

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Smythe DuVal

Michael Curtis

Ballotpedia
Michael Curtis

I live in Washington State, where our government pretends to support news organizations, but then writes laws to hide from them (SB6617) when it might expose them as sexual predators. Our own democrats will scream fake news when the media puts out a story that reports on their misdeeds. This has to stop. I respect a person, even my opponent more when they are honest in their failures, and am much quicker to forgive because I can trust in thier remorse. I have lived my life with one primary ethos, the truth is not always the most favorable light, but it is a pure light, and one that can not be penetrated by the darkness. I speak the facts, to the best of my knowledge. Inform those that hear me of my bias so that they understand my lean and then do the best I can to provide reasonable evidence that I have considered other possibilities. I often correct those in my peer groups, and shun the use of purely incorrect facts.

Kurt Maxwell

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Kurt Maxwell

Barry Schneider

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Brenda Schild

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Brenda Schild

David Bare

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David Bare

Steven Murphy

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Steven Murphy

Donald Golden

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Donald Golden

Scott Jacobsen

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Scott  Jacobsen

Matt Haddock

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Matt Haddock

Michael Sparace

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Michael Sparace

Alexander Hoffman

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Alexander Hoffman

Alex Pierce

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Alex Pierce

David Price

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David Price

Scott Latimore

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Scott Latimore

Teddi Fishman

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Teddi Fishman

Drew Davis

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Drew Davis

Sue Digre

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Sue Digre

Because truth and caring will protect our basic freedoms.

Tall Guys Free

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Tall Guys Free

We believe in telling the truth and always being transparent. Hiding things only makes matters worse for us and others.

Steve Hochstadt

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Steve Hochstadt

Joel Kickbusch

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Joel  Kickbusch

Dominic Shaull

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Dominic Shaull

Larry Greenfield

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Larry  Greenfield

Francisco Pierre-Louis

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Francisco Pierre-Louis

It should be obvious for people running for office or currently in office to be honest and to tell the truth. We have a duty to serve the people not the powerful few.

Kimberly Hulsey

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Kimberly Hulsey

Graham Bodie

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Graham Bodie

I believe in truth and accountability. I choose to listen first in my interactions with others, and I expect them to be honest and base their positions on sound logic even if we disagree.

Patricia Garza

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Patricia Garza

Javier Bonnemaison

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Javier Bonnemaison

Susan Poulton

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Susan Poulton

Samuel Gerner

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Samuel Gerner

Jeremy Dunck

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Jeremy Dunck

Mike Orren

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Mike  Orren

Truth is truth, but it is complex and worth defending.

Native Smart

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Native Smart

Robert Bethke

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Robert Bethke

The Institute For International Law And Democratic Affairs LLC

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The Institute For International Law And Democratic Affairs LLC

We assist those who help others.

Non Sequitur Show

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Non Sequitur Show

I think it is important to create and support strong moral ideas absent religion while in search of truth.

David Mcinnis

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David Mcinnis

John Atkeison

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John Atkeison

Jake Penrod

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Jake  Penrod

Aviv Ovadya

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Aviv Ovadya

The pledge does a wonderful job of describing my values and goals.

Bill Jones

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Bill Jones

Truth is the only way to fix the government

Dr. Elizabeth Adadi

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Dr. Elizabeth Adadi

I want to empower our country to become a community where our differences are part of the fabric that make us so uniquely great. Taking the Pro-Truth Pledge is a great step in this direction.

Mireia Guerau

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Mireia Guerau

Cheryl Butler

Summit County, Utah Democrats - Party Chair Facebook
Cheryl Butler

I love the Pro-Truth Pledge! This is exactly what we need from all our elected officials.

Rubin Anderson

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Rubin Anderson

Eileen Gallagher

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Eileen Gallagher

As a pediatrician, I understand the importance, the necessity of using science and data and fact-based information. When we all make daily decisions that affect the lives of all of us. An application of the scientific method to policy-making ALWAYS allows the government and the public to make better decisions.

Katie Tripp

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Katie Tripp

Catherine Price

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Catherine Price

Samuel Doctor

Ballotpedia
Samuel Doctor

This pledge is a great start for those of us who want to reaffirm our belief in practicing rationality and intellectual honesty in our civil discourse. Maintaining our fidelity to the truth can be hard work, but it is so important.

Lee Auman

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Lee Auman

In signing this pledge, I commit to running a campaign based on facts, not partisan rhetoric. That should be something we can all agree on.

Dave Strider

Ballotpedia
Dave  Strider

Tim Knutson

Facebook
Tim Knutson

I signed the pledge as there is too much fake news, partial truths, and just plain misleading information posted on Internet sites.

Tim Ward

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Tim Ward

I am a publisher of Changemakers Books, and we publish books about transformation in order to make the world a better place. The Pro-Truth pledge is aligned with our core values and mission. I am also an author, blogger, and former journalist, and have personally be very concerned about the label post-truth and how it has affected public discourse and media coverage.

Debra Bellanti

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Debra Bellanti

I signed the pledge because it is time to stand up to the false propaganda and vitriol that is being spread across our desktops and television screens.

Linda Jack

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Linda Jack

I signed the pledge because I am already committed to serving with integrity and checking sources and information for reliability as much as I can. I believe all public figures should be dedicated to presenting truthful communication.

Cynthia Brown

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Cynthia Brown

Charlie Hardy

Ballotpedia
Charlie Hardy

P. Shannon Elswick

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P. Shannon Elswick

For decades, my leadership philosophy has been to be first and foremost principle-centered. My values demand it and I want to be held accountable by others to live up to that standard.

Zoe Ryan

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Zoe Ryan

I am pro truth and positive change. We all deserve to live in a transparent society where we are not being fed false truths and misinformation as truth.

Milda Darguzaite

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Milda Darguzaite

Fred J. Lauver

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Fred J. Lauver

Hallie Thompson

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Hallie Thompson

Dan Hogan

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Dan Hogan

Angelica Earl

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Angelica Earl

We have to stand strong with the truth and not back down to fall further behind with the misinformation.

Edward Van Deventer

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Edward Van Deventer

John Farmer de la Torre

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John Farmer de la Torre

I am a journalist who is also a candidate for the United States Congress. As such, I believe journalistic ethics of accuracy, verification, and transparency are invaluable to the functioning of society and our politics while continued propaganda and willful misinformation is a national cancer we must eradicate.

Jake Boone

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Jake Boone

As an elected official, a citizen, and a member of humanity at large, it is incumbent upon me to do my utmost to base my opinions and beliefs on verifiable truth, and to encourage others to do likewise. This holds true even (and especially) if the truth on a matter proves inconvenient or uncomfortable for me.

Anthony Pericolo

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Anthony Pericolo

The Rainbow League

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The Rainbow League

I signed the Pro-Truth Pledge because I use one of my Facebook pages to promote a group I created that fouses on informing the public about personal self-empowerment and how individuals anywhere in the world, regardless of their circumstances, can empower themselves and achieve their goals in life. As part of my Page, I am promoting a positive form of self-empowerment that recognizes the intrinsic value in all life and respects the differences between living things, while encouraging independent thought and action in all areas of life. The focus of my work is to develop inner strength and outward respect and cooperation with others that will aid in strengthening self-determination and self-respect. I had taken the Pledge to identify my organization as promoting truth and encourage my Followers to both trust the information I provide and commit to a similar standard.

Rich Eichholz

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Rich Eichholz

Our public discourse used to be based on a generally acknowledged set of facts. Today, everyone can literally have their own facts. We need to come out of our corners and acknowledge what the facts really are.

Jim Lynch

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I have a progressive talk radio program.

Will Zell

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Will Zell

“Be truthful, nature only sides with truth”. Quote by Adolf Loos

BE Macomber

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BE Macomber

I support Julian Assange and WikiLeaks with a mission to publish only factual materials after rigorous vetting.

David Moisan

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David Moisan

The disability community is very important to me, and I advocate for us every day as an appointed official of my local disability commission. This is no less important for my community.

Bruce Alan Martin

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Bruce Alan Martin

Fred Wooden

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Fred Wooden

We need public officials and leaders to be committed to honest and truthful behavior, because democracy depends on it.

Dylan Glass

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Dylan Glass

In an era where there is so much division and frustration, being honest and civil is the first step to unity.

Rob Davidson

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Rob Davidson

I signed the pledge because all candidates and elected officials should be committed to the truth.

The 1 Party

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The 1 Party

Truth is important, and the understanding of it. The 1 Party promotes voter engagement in the political process, and demands integrity from elected officials; that they serve the people and not their own political aspirations. We applaud the work of The Pro-Truth movement.

Brenda Siegel

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Brenda Siegel

Garrett Paul

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Garrett Paul

This misinformation rampant in society today, particularly since it is intended to deceive, mislead, and divert attention from the real issues, is appalling and threatens to undermine civil society and even the republic itself.

Jim Dalgleish

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Jim Dalgleish

Lorenzo Carver

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Lorenzo Carver

Maia Dendinger

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Maia Dendinger

I took the pledge because a functioning democracy relies on an informed public and honest representatives. If politicians have to lie to garner support, then they demonstrate a lack of faith in the ability of their platform to hold up to rational scrutiny.

Susanne Moser

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Susanne Moser

Kevin Wilk

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Kevin Wilk

Truth is Government is essential for an accountable government that is run by the people.

Jerry Overman

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Kate Larose

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Kate Larose

Noel Turnbull

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Noel Turnbull

Ken Loukinen

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Ken  Loukinen

Chelsea Kline

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Chelsea Kline

Jim Bratnober

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Jim Bratnober

We have become accustomed to politicians lying and some news organizations presenting alternative facts. This needs to stop. I will not be party to it . My word is my bond.

Marie McCourt

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Marie McCourt

I believe truth and transparency in public service are of utmost importance.

Javier Cuevas Landrón

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Javier Cuevas Landrón

Madhu Dharmarajan

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Madhu Dharmarajan

Connie Roser-Renouf

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Connie Roser-Renouf

Dan Hanks

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Dan Hanks

I sign the pledge because I love the internet and I love social media. People sharing false information erodes the space that the internet was intended to be.

Scott Jones

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Scott Jones

Jake Ellis

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Jake Ellis

Parties divide people but truthful dialogue and candid discussion about issues and solutions can bring people together for a brighter future.

R. Lee Frazer

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R. Lee Frazer

Edward Simon

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Edward Simon

The rhetoric of politics gets in the way of progress. I support useful dialogue, supporting an opponent is the best way to achieve bipartisanship, something we need more of.

Jon Wizard

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Jon Wizard

I signed the Pro-Truth Pledge because facts matter, and if we expect to live in a society based on fairness, justice, and equality, each person must be righteous and forthright in the expression of ideas and arguments.

Margie Gannon

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Margie Gannon

Diane Lewis

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Diane Lewis

Cindy Wilson

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Cindy Wilson

I believe in civic discourse with truth and transparency as its basis. Proud to support this pledge and work for civic education for all of Idaho!

Peter Newton

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Peter Newton

I care about honesty, integrity, transparency, and Justice for all.

Matthew Groves

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Matthew Groves

Bärbel Winkler

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Bärbel Winkler

Facts and truth matter, which is why I decided to take the pledge. I live and work in Germany and have always had a lot of interest in environmental issues. I have been active as a volunteer at the local zoo and a conservation group for many years. Over time and while learning more about it, I became increasingly aware and concerned about climate change and what it will mean for generations to come. As a means to turn my concerns into something productive, I joined the Skeptical Science (SkS) team in 2010 and started translating selected content into German. Through my involvement with SkS I had the chance to contribute to some of our consensus studies, publish a blog-post every once in a while and help with our online course Denial101x - Making sense of climate science denial.

Jeff Masters

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Jeff Masters

Marcia Annenberg

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Marcia Annenberg

Luis Hestres

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Luis Hestres

I am a tenure-track assistant professor in the communication faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio . In May 2014 I earned my PhD from the School of Communication at American University. My work has been published in New Media & Society, the International Journal of Communication, and Environmental Politics, and I have presented at the ICA conference, among others. My research focuses on the intersection of technology, political communication and mobilization, Internet freedom, and social change.

Jenny Bard

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Jenny Bard

Peter Griffith

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Peter Griffith

Benno Hansen

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Benno Hansen

Karla Armbruster

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Karla Armbruster

Cameron Brick

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Cameron Brick

Ned Witting

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Ned Witting

There is way too much misinformation being disseminated. We need to be able to agree on the facts if we are going to make good policy decisions.

Nicholas Hedlund

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Nicholas Hedlund

Connor Tweedy

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Connor Tweedy

C. Keiki Stacy Weigle

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C. Keiki Stacy Weigle

I have long supported the PTP as a private citizen because I value the importance of practicing and promoting truth-oriented behaviors and facts, with civility.

Carl Andreas Myrland

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Carl Andreas Myrland

Atle Abelsen

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Atle Abelsen

Kristen Hovet

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Kristen Hovet

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. -Carl Sagan

Carina Rose

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Carina Rose

Martin Hellman

Stanford - Faculty Emeritus Website Get Curious, Not Furious Rethinking National Security
Martin Hellman

Misinformation has had disastrous consequences thus far (e.g., our mistakes in Vietnam, Iraq, and North Korea). If we do not become more honest with ourselves and more inquisitive, we might well destroy civilization.

BRIGID Magazine

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BRIGID Magazine

We support truth and accountability in the sharing of news and information. We support evidence-based reporting and realize that reporting the facts is sometimes more difficult than it might seem. We all need to help each other stay accountable. Here is to truth!

Per Gunnar Egesund

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Per Gunnar  Egesund

John Orlinski

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John Orlinski

Jørgen Tinglum Bøckman

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Jørgen Tinglum Bøckman

Tomás Elizalde

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Tomás Elizalde

Richard Jones

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Richard Jones

Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Anyone has a right to have an opinion but no one has a right to their own set of facts. Manipulation of facts to achieve a certain outcome is unethical and shows a lack of integrity.

Bob Sweeney

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Bob Sweeney

Bill Winney

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Bill Winney

Jamie Faye Fenton

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Jamie Faye Fenton

Matt Simpson

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Matt Simpson

Drew Bernard

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Drew Bernard

Debra Blodgett

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Debra Blodgett

Michael Cortney

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Michael Cortney

Kris Todd

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Kris Todd

Joseph Brumbles

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Joseph Brumbles

I believe in Truth In Politics and plan wholeheartedly to lead by example, as an elected public official.

Riaz Khan

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Riaz  Khan

I signed the pledge to let the public know about me.

Immaculate Ferreria

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Immaculate Ferreria

I signed the Pro-Truth Pledge because I am committed to uphold the truth in all aspects of my life. I am responsible and accountable for preserving the pledge and hope to set an example for my peers. Walk beside me today by signing the pledge to make a difference and bring awareness to our actions. Thank you.

Rudolph Andreae

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Rudolph Andreae

Marco Brown

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Marco Brown

I believe in TRUTH in all matter especially the news media and politicians.

Allie McTaggart

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Allie McTaggart

Todd Gillette

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Todd Gillette

Clifford Ageloff

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Clifford Ageloff

I am tired of lying politicians.

Kathie Mihindukulasuriya

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Kathie Mihindukulasuriya

Justin Vold

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Justin Vold

I believe in facts. I believe facts are proven and can be proven time and time again. Facts are either true or false. Facts are not biased, facts are facts. We have to follow what is real and what we observe to be facts, much like the scientific method.

Kurt LaBresh

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Kurt  LaBresh

Geoffrey Landis

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Geoffrey Landis

Rani Dotterer

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Rani Dotterer

Jack Maddux

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Jack Maddux

I signed the pledge because I am tired of politics as usual. I believe that it is time to hold politicians accountable for their half-truths and letting their votes be bought. I want people to see that I will be different and I will stand by my word. Everyone should be held accountable for not telling the truth.

Lloyd Dunn

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Lloyd Dunn

Because the truth is always the best lying get no one any place, and as a candidate for Congress, this one thing is a big issue with our current elected.

Vasily Kuznetsov

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Vasily Kuznetsov

Ana Mo Des

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Ana Mo Des

I signed the pledge because when we put ourselves out there to serve for the public it should always be with truth, justice and liberty for all.

Christopher Monday

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Christopher  Monday

I signed the pledge because I believe that elected officials should be held accountable for what they say.

William Spurlock

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William Spurlock

As a candidate for the US House of Representatives running with the use of the slogan Leadership with Integrity. HONESTY is one of the building blocks to having real integrity; conducting your private life or life out of the public eye the same as you would in view of all. Thirty-four years of military service teaches honesty and selfless service always protect your integrity. Hold them close. I will do just that and your pledge is one I would encourage all to take. It is an opportunity for many to conduct a self-check and do an updated personal assets inventory to be sure you still hold on to what you said you stood for. I STAND FOR TRUTH AND HONESTY 100% of the time!

Brian Rosser

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Brian  Rosser

The only way for us to acknowledge our common ground and precipitate authentic progress in our individual lives, as well as in the political sphere, is to commit to understanding reality itself. What happened is what happened. If I ever learn that I have shared information that is either false or misleading, I tend to feel deep personal shame; I tend to feel as though I have let my potential constituency down. If I ever share inconvenient truths with my audience, I do so knowing that it may offend the confirmation bias of those who already support me. The truth outweighs such a risk. I do so because facts matter. I PROUDLY take the Pro-Truth Pledge. I do so with an understanding that we are all susceptible to fake news and partisan Disinformation. When I am corrected by another, I feel that I owe a debt to the person, even if it what I wanted to hear. In my mind, they have offered me an invaluable service. They have filled gaps in my knowledge that had been left empty and could have remained as such had they not challenged the falsehoods I would have unknowingly had them believe to be true. I will identify and acknowledge my own speculation as exactly that: speculation. I welcome and commit to the truth. I hold my fact-checker friends in high esteem and welcome their input. No matter how ugly, it is our truths that connect us all. We are welcome to interpret the truths according to our own philosophies, but in its absence, we are indeed, at the mercy of those who would deceive us for their own benefit.

Oliver Schiess

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Oliver Schiess

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Alaudin (Ali) Alibhai M

Jason Burke Murphy

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Jason Burke Murphy

Trahern Crews

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Michael Fonash

Living publicly with truth outweighs the safety nets of any ideology.

Christopher Chamberlin

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Christopher Chamberlin

Because it is time for clarity in politics. It is time to hold the elected officials accountable.

Jason Wheeler

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Jason Wheeler

Daniel Nadeau

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Daniel Nadeau

Manuel de la Herrán Gascón

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Manuel de la Herrán Gascón

Matteo Villa

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Matteo Villa

Joseph Kernan

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Joseph Kernan

Prameela Devi

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Prameela Devi

It is the duty of a citizen to spread the truth

Katie Baker

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Katie Baker

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs

Jana Tarr

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Jana Tarr

Cedar Milazzo

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Cedar Milazzo

Tugrul Gunay

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Tugrul Gunay

Christopher Cumings

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Christopher Cumings

Anna Carr

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Anna Carr

CaptainFact

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CaptainFact

CaptainFact helps the public to share sources and verifications on a video or a live stream. We are promoting the values of the pro-truth pledge among our users and we try to stick to them in our daily work by being transparent and factual.

Vivek Muthu

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Vivek  Muthu

Amber Lee

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Amber Lee

Honesty and transparency will be key in healing the divides that you cost in our country.

Barry Medlin

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Barry Medlin

Jeffrey Locke

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Jeffrey Locke

I signed the pledge to provide the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth because I am running for district seat 124 in SW Kansas. I am also a full-time teacher and as a public figure, integrity is of the highest importance. Make Kansas Great Again!!!

John Keener

Mayor of City of Pacifica, California
John Keener

In a perfect world, or just one not ruled by Trump, no one should have to pledge to tell the truth. But here we are.

Anthony Jordick

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Anthony Jordick

Voters deserve honesty and transparency from those seeking public office, and misinformation undermines the foundation of democracy by distorting public dialogue.

Garrett Wright


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John Carroll

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John Carroll

Kamala Vanderkolk

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Kamala Vanderkolk

Julia Varnell-Sarjeant

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Julia Varnell-Sarjeant

Truth matters. Words matter.

Lih Young

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Lih Young

Alex Van Dyke

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Alex Van Dyke

I signed because I want to help fix our current political climate where candidates attack each other with falsehoods to get votes. This does not help our country or our democracy.

Gilberto Armendariz

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Gilberto Armendariz

As a representative of the people, ethics and the truth are a basic foundation of how our government runs. This is the reason I feel it is important to have standards that are clearly stated.

David London

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David London

Arden Andersen

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Arden Andersen

Facts and Truth regardless of how uncomfortable to some, always lead us to real solutions of our problems. To solve our problems of healthcare, education, human rights, infrastructure, public safety, public health, environmental destruction, agricultural production and political divide, we must know the truth and discuss the facts, thus, acting according in our solutions.

Dumb All Over Podcast

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Dumb All Over Podcast

We at the Dumb All Over podcast are tired of the endless flood of actual fake news that invades all of our lives. As Podcasters who cover current events it is our job and duty to be as truthful and informative as we cab while providing our viewpoint of events.

Tom Maddalena

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Tom Maddalena

Barry Gowdy

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Barry Gowdy

I want to be the best Governor of Oklahoma. I want to help Oklahomans.

Nick Gill

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Nick Gill

It is important to promote trust and truthfulness in the public arena.

James Taylor

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James Taylor

Shirley Simbre-Medeiros

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Shirley Simbre-Medeiros

I have entered this race for Kauai County council because of one reason only my hearts desire to help others here on Kauai. All issues are important here on this island but as a foster parent and working for community programs we need strong women that are not afraid of change and really want to connect with the residents of Kauai.

Jennie Scott

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Jennie Scott

it has become so difficult to decipher the truth and make informed choices.

Larry Satcowitz

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Larry Satcowitz

Tom Hackelman

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Tom Hackelman

Simone Aiken

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Simone Aiken

Heather Kimball

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Heather Kimball

I signed the the pledge because in this age of disinformation, it is critical that those of us seeking elected office stand up for truth, facts and logic.

Forrest Mayer

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Forrest Mayer

Evidence and reason is more important than emotion, tradition, or political parties.

Toren Mushovic

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Toren Mushovic

Brooke Biggs

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Brooke Biggs

Gbenga Ajiboye

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Gbenga Ajiboye

I want to say the truth to the best of my knowledge and support bills that are truth and evidenced based.

Jackie Phillips

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Jackie Phillips

Because I believe truth in our government, and in journalism still matters.

Zachary Pearson

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Zachary Pearson

As a voter myself I am tired of the lies and misinformation that is spread everyday. As a candidate for office I want to show people the truth how and why things are the way they are. It’s time the people stand up for truth and take our government back.

Melany Cottrill

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Melany Cottrill

Kira Peikoff

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Kira  Peikoff

I believe that the pursuit of truth in the face of bias and misinformation is crucial to a free society.

Tanya Vyhovsky

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Tanya Vyhovsky

I signed because I think it is important to fight the wave of disinformation and self-serving lies being given to the people of this nation. I have a strong belief in transparency and openness that I stand behind.

Dana Maxfield

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Dana Maxfield

I signed the pledge because I firmly believe that we, as citizens, deserve the whole truth without bias.

Sean Stinnett

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Sean Stinnett

Dennis Fritz

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Dennis  Fritz

I believe in transparency in our Government. Government officials should be held accountable to tell the truth to the public. We are a democracy for the people.

Justin Arledge

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Justin Arledge

Gina Sosa

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Gina Sosa

Robert Demic

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Robert Demic

I signed this pledge because it is already a part of my campaign promises. It is obvious that outright lies with little consequence is destroying our democracy and our political system.

Tim Guiles

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Tim Guiles

I am a truth seeker - - - and today, more than ever, we need to foster an atmosphere of truthfulness in public discourse.

Jackie Grimes

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Jackie Grimes

It is important to make sure the people have reliable information to form their own conclusions regarding issues that impact them. You can only become informed if you can trust your sources. I took this pledge because it is my belief that people make the right choices when provided factual information removed from sensationalized and emotionally driven opinions. I trust the people to make the right choice with the right info and I pledge to campaign with factually supported information and to use facts and reliable sources when formulating opinions and generating legislation that impacts everyone.

Ron Horton

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Ron Horton

Many in our government have swayed so far from the truth that it is tearing apart friendships and families with their misinformation and lies. This has to stop! And the only way I see it coming to an end is through bringing awareness of the problem to the forefront and encouraging accountability.

Jasdeep Pannu

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Jasdeep Pannu

Wayne Estey

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Wayne Estey

Frightened at first because pledges mean something to me. After I read it, there was nothing!!!! there that was not already part of my everyday behavior. I know not everyone lives by this ideal, especially today, and the sad necessity of creating and furthering this effort.

Riccardo Viale

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Riccardo Viale

To promote a Socratic citizen that strengthens the open society and liberal democracy.

Andrew Duck

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Andrew Duck

Michelle Carhart

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Michelle Carhart

Sabra Kurth

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Sabra Kurth

I signed this pledge because, sadly, honesty, in public life and elsewhere, can be hard to find.

Joseph Monbeck

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Joseph Monbeck

Being honest with the voters in my district is vital. The public does not trust politicians for a reason, and I want to do my part to change that.

Roger Frantz

San Diego State Univ. Faculty Profile
Roger Frantz

It is too easy to lie with social media when everyone has a microphone and when many of us now hate what we hate more than we like what we like. Cass Sunstein calls it the Manichaen sensibility. It can destroy our democracy.

Darrin Smith

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Darrin Smith

Because I strongly believe that the public should be informed of the truth from the facts.

Allison Galbraith

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Allison Galbraith

Little by little, by holding ourselves and those around us accountable, I hope we can return to an era where we have reason to trust those around us - and especially those asking to represent us in government.

Anthony Carter

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Anthony Carter

Rikki Vaughn

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Rikki Vaughn

it is time for elected officials to put people before Party! Many do not tell the truth or bend the truth worried about what others would say, instead of just being honest and address the real issues...

Mark Weaver

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Mark Weaver

I signed the pledge because the truth matters. When someone is elected by dishonest means, it fosters distrust and cynicism that erodes democracy.

David Bishop

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David Bishop

I believe factual information should be readily available to the public through as many sources as possible.

Lisa Lloyd

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Lisa Lloyd

Brendon Kaleiaina Lee

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Brendon Kaleiaina Lee

The truth is important. Too often there are those that use half truths and misleading statements to influence an election.

Ernest Caravalho

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Ernest  Caravalho

Eddie Pirkowski

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Eddie Pirkowski

All we really have is our word in this world, and we must all trust and honor our words and our families, to be a real leader in Hawaii and the Nation. Eddie US Senate Hawaii 2018 Candidate

Chuck Goode

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Chuck Goode

Thomas Brewer

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Thomas Brewer

I signed because truth and transparency are critical to a properly functioning democratic republic.

Karlene Lukovitz

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Robb Zurek

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Robb Zurek

Martin Mycielski

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Martin Mycielski

We need it now more than ever.

Rebecca Francik

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Rebecca Francik

Michael A. Hepburn

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Michael A.  Hepburn

We need authentic, working-class and middle-class people to run for and win seats all across the nation to shape the public policy that affects us all… Our vast perspectives are important and need to be heard.

John Morrey

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John Morrey

Christopher Luhn

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Christopher Luhn

Aidan Adams

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Aidan  Adams

Pam Leitterman

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Pam Leitterman

Mitch Guthrie

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Mitch  Guthrie

Jaraun Dennis

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Jaraun Dennis

Nnabu Eze

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Nnabu Eze

Gregory C Duerden

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Gregory C  Duerden

As a newspaperman for over 40 years, I strove to find the truth in every story and every issue. As a candidate I am still very pro-truth, as I hope all elected officials will be.

Evan Cronhardt

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Evan  Cronhardt

Edward Zlotkowski

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Edward Zlotkowski

Brian Marcos

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Brian Marcos

I am a man of integrity, Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. As an elected official we are working to make our communities safer and better in all aspects. Without our people there is no us, we must serve & honor our roles as leaders and stand for what is right.

Angela McFadden

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Angela McFadden

Jill Sudak-Allison

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Jill Sudak-Allison

Bjorn Jones

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Bjorn Jones

I signed the pledge because human lives are not improved by truth, not lies.

Igor Limansky

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Igor Limansky

Anjali Reed Phukan

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Anjali Reed  Phukan

Honesty should be praised and cherished.

Nora Rozengurt

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Nora Rozengurt

Esam Al-Shareffi

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Esam Al-Shareffi

As a scientist, I believe the truth matters. While solutions may differ, we have to start with the same understanding of the facts in order to tackle any problem successfully. Recent attacks on the truth itself undermine public confidence and make it harder to deliver on strong commitments to education, the environment, healthcare, and all the other issues I and many others hold so dear. I hope all of those running for office can take this pledge so we can finally start working on solutions to our pressing problems.

Jeff Griffith

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Jeff Griffith

Part of civic duty is always communicating the truth to the public.

Craig Wolf

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Craig Wolf

Integrity and honesty are not negotiable in those who seek and hold public office.

David Jeang

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David Jeang

Integrity is what is lacking in leadership in our country nowadays, even in mainstream media and journalism. I am tired of false narratives and propaganda being crowed and taken as true by public figures and their blind followers while denouncing the real truth tellers at the same time.

John Moser

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John Moser

This is pretty much how I operate anyway. I shift positions when available facts change. I dispute experts when the specific facts available to me suggest they are wrong—although a great many influential and highly-recognized economists have no real credentials so I get a pass in that field anyway.

Abrian Velarde

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Abrian Velarde

I signed because we need to combat against the passing of false information as fact.

Oliver Washington Jr

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Tyler Allred

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I signed this pledge because I believe truth is the great mediator. In times of great divide only the truth can bring people together.

Connie Christopher

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Connie Christopher

Christina Higgins

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Christina Higgins

Lee Anne Walker

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Lee Anne Walker

We need to commit to truth, to fairness, and equal rights under the law.

Shanell Day

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Shanell Day

Alex Carter

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Will Freeman

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Will Freeman

As someone who studied political science in undergrad and who is currently working on their masters I know it is important to cite your information. This is especially true when you are trying to change or create public policy. Lies are never a good foundation for elected officials to push changes in the law nor do they help the people that elected them. That is why I signed the pledge.

Brian Leckrone

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Melissah Shishido

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Melissah Shishido

Michael Hardy

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Cherie Cortez

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Cherie Cortez

Rachel Thomason

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Rachel Thomason

I want my constituents to be confident that they can have faith in their representatives and the legislative process, and that I have their interests in mind.

Luke Evslin

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Luke Evslin

A commitment to a set of shared truths is integral for democracy to function. It is not enough to point fingers at others who are being untruthful, it is important that we all commit ourselves to upholding the truth. While this will not fix all of the problems that we are seeing, at least it will give us a sturdy foundation to begin the hard work of repairing our political institutions.

Lynn Zaritsky

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Lynn Zaritsky

We need to repair the discourse in our nation if ever we are to come together to solve the problems we face. It is past time that truth, decency, and civility return as the norm.

Leann Lamb-Vines

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Lukas Maughan

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Lukas Maughan

Demarcus Jackson

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Demarcus Jackson

Erin Hennessey

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Erin Hennessey

Joseph Nesdahl

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Joseph  Nesdahl

I signed the pledge because it is important for everyone to maintain honesty in their lives, particularly in the public eye. It is vital that we share information that is credible and truthful. I pledge to run an honest campaign and make sure everything that is shared by me is verifiable.

Linda Oosterman

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Linda Oosterman

Nothing matters except the TRUTH.

David Hufstader

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Diego Schmunis

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Diego  Schmunis

Sharon Farmer

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Sharon Farmer

Paula Povilaitis

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Paula Povilaitis

Political candidates need to be truthful and positive when running for office. The public needs to believe in their leaders.

Stephen Ball

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Stephen Ball

Because I believe deeply in honesty, transparency and integrity in all public and private interactions. It is especially important for public officials and people elected office to hold themselves to the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all aspects of their life.

Tim Peterson

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Neelam Soundarajan

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Neelam Soundarajan

Timothy Sizemore

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Timothy Sizemore

I believe that governing by truth and principle are essential not just in politics, but in every day life.

Margaret Gorski

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Margaret Gorski

Nickolas Wildstar

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Nickolas Wildstar

I have taken this pledge because just like my constitutional oath, I plan to restore integrity and trustworthiness back to the role of politician by being an honest individual first. This is what the people of California will expect of me first and foremost and they deserve to have their public servants committed to them and not express any disloyalty.

Jason Nickisch

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Jason Nickisch

We need more reasonable discourse in our political campaigns across the country.

Bernie Sanders Progressives

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Bernie Sanders Progressives

The truth is necessary for democracy to exist.

Annette Wylie

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Our Revolution - Central Jersey

I support Bernie Sanders as the first authentic politician since JFK, RFK, and MLK were assassinated. Seems telling the truth is dangerous but I am doing this to make a better world for my millennial children and young grandchildren.

Edward Dundas

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Edward Dundas

My campaign is about getting mental health care and nutrition to retired vets and making Nevada a model for getting these people to contribute to society by growing their own food in nurseries, work with bee keepers and utilizing Nevada mines for their precious resources

Michael Dwyer

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Michael Dwyer

If I am elected I will seek to represent my District with utmost honesty and integrity.

Brandon Medenwald

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Brandon Medenwald

I signed the pledge because truth and facts must be front and center for civil debate in any functioning democracy.

Ron Teninty

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Ron Teninty

Jan Creasman

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Jan Creasman

Dimitri Cherny

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Dimitri Cherny

Too many of our candidates AND elected representatives continue to tell citizens both what we want to hear, and the myths we have all grown up with, but are eroding civilization. It is time for ALL of running for office and in office to come clean and tell the facts and nothing but the facts and let the myths die so the next generations can finally live in the America we have always known it could be.

Tim Hoye

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Tim Hoye

As a candidate I have pledged to myself that I will never lie to my voters before or after elected. This will give me checks and balances when needed.

Lucas St. Clair

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David Rigney

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David  Rigney

The stability of any society depends on on-going education and the ability to distinguish what is true from unsupported claims that are not true. History has shown that the big lie is used over and over by selfish individuals and groups, leading to horrible damage. The scientific community and a free press are two communities that are vital for protecting us all from such damage.

John Diamond

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John Diamond

I signed the pledge because of the importance of truth, in public discourse and in science.

Vangie Williams

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Vangie Williams

So many of our elected officials bend the truth or offer alternative facts to support their position. Instead, leaders of integrity allow the truth and the facts that support the truth guide them to the best possible solutions for those they represent. I will do my best to serve the 1st District of Virginia in Congress with integrity, guided by truth.

Barry Ward

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Barry Ward

Rick Shepherd

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Rick Shepherd

Thom Harnett

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Thom Harnett

I have always tried to be truthful and respect those who share that belief. I am disheartened by those using and spreading information that is not true to advance their personal agendas. We can disagree on policy but not on what is true.

Zachary Pendroy

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Zachary Pendroy

I signed the pledge to ensure that the truth is shared openly and freely to inform and educate all citizens.

Tab Uno

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Tab Uno

John Stuart Mills, a famous British philosophy and political scientist of the 18th century believed that truth required a free flow of expression that could be debated in order to arrive at the truth. As a candidate for Utah House District #13, an informed public is the only sure way to maintain the integrity our representative democracy and it begins with political candidates providing voters with good information so they can make the best decisions possible.

Daniel Friend

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Daniel Friend

I signed the pledge because I support the truth.

Ajit Chaudhari

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Ajit Chaudhari

Marilyn Mecham

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Marilyn Mecham

I am sick of politicians presenting their own version of the truth and pledge to sopport truth in government

Lisa Jordan

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Lisa Jordan

Joseph Ottobre

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Joseph Ottobre

Diane McClure

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Diane McClure

Nancy Wardwell

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Nancy Wardwell

Selin Malkoc

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Selin Malkoc

Half truth is often a great lie (Benjamin Franklin)

Iva Jestratijevic

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Iva Jestratijevic

Distrust is a huge issue in my industry as at this point of the time, consumers and public (apart from the brand) do not know much about clothes they buy. Basically there is lack of information where the goods are produced, by whom and under which conditions. I think that research in that specific area is critical for further improvement. I am very interested to join your initiative, support you and learn how I can implement the similar activity within my field.

Roger Page

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Roger Page

J.D. Scholten

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J.D. Scholten

I signed this pledge because we have the responsibility to use truth and facts in to enhance the common good.

Josh Streeter

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Josh Streeter

I am concerned about the apparent decay of both the interest in and the pursuit of the truth. Too often, and for whatever number of factors, information is uncritically engaged, examined, interpreted, and rebroadcast to the detriment of individuals and society. If we should demand more honesty, transparency, and accountability from our governments, media, businesses, academies, and ourselves, we could reverse this trend and more easily better the lives of all.

Stuart Raby

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Stuart  Raby

Daniel McDonald

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Daniel McDonald

Tracy Tylka

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Tracy Tylka

Vijay Vardhan Kudari

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Vijay Vardhan Kudari

Bill Townsend

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Bill Townsend

I signed this pledge because one of the best ways to clean up Congress is to tell the truth. The American people deserve information that is supported by facts and data, a core tenant of my campaign for U.S. House of Representatives in Nevada CD4.

John Rush

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John Rush

I signed the pledge because I believe it is absolutely essential to speak the truth and act with integrity in ever area of life.

Michael Briguglio

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Michael Briguglio

I am active in politics, civil society and academia.

Letitia Naigles

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Letitia Naigles

Cindy Dyson

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Cindy Dyson

Julia Wilson

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Julia Wilson

Neil Hesketh

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Neil Hesketh

Jaffer Abbas Mirza

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Jaffer Abbas Mirza

Ruth Yeatman

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Ruth Yeatman

Jason Lavoie

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Jason Lavoie

John R Reeher

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John R Reeher

Joshua Bradshaw

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Joshua Bradshaw

I take your pledge, because I believe that we can only tackle the problems we must of we first agree to stick to the truth.

Carl Cowen

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Carl Cowen

I support truth and I hope academic, political, and corporate leaders do also.

Pravin Trivedi

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Pravin Trivedi

John Paschen

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John Paschen

I reviewed the pledge and I am already trying to do all in it. It will help me focus.

Jared Lord

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Jared Lord

One of the main reasons I decided to run for office is being fed up with the blind partisanship, and the way it is fueled by misinformation. I am watching otherwise good people, inspired by bad information, resort to hatred and dehumanization. Our society will crumble if we do not do our part to respect the truth.

Sohini Bagchi

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Sohini Bagchi

It is important to let people know that truth matters to us, in the digital information age, and I not only abide by that but ensure we should all be accountable for promoting it.

Edgardo Hernandez

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Edgardo Hernandez

I believe in order to have the best society possible we need to built on a foundation of the truth. It is a responsibility of elected officials that act on behalf of citizens to lead by example and set a standard of truth for society. We have had way too many occurrences of our elected officials comfortably lying to their constituents on a regular basis and I hope to a be a part of changing that culture.

Daniel Jednorozec

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Daniel Jednorozec

Angela Johnson

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Angela Johnson

Cynthia Hills

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Cynthia Hills

John Heenan

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John  Heenan

Regardless of political ideology, we should all demand that our representatives be forthcoming and truthful with us- their constituents- always.

Bonnie Hickman

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Bonnie Hickman

Richard Brazelton

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Richard  Brazelton

Truth, Keeping Promises, and Not Overriding the Voters is all I want out of local politics.

Margaret Rustick

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Rob Cook

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Rob Cook

I have been a leading figure in the fight against dark money in both local and statewide elections in Montana. Sanitizing sunlight slays the weeds of anarchy before they can take root!

Tom Burns

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Tom Burns

Simon Rodan

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Simon  Rodan

Nobuko Koyama

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Nobuko Koyama

George Backus

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George  Backus

Science is being undermined by alternate truth.

Robert Welzel

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Robert Welzel

Fidelity to truth is a cornerstone for our republic. Far too many are relying upon propaganda to steer us far from our founding principles.

Sofia Collin

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Sofia Collin

I am sincerely committed to upholding the honor and standards of the office I wish to attain with fearless devotion to truth, justice, and honesty in all endeavors, and to wholeheartedly encourage everyone to pursue this integrity for themselves.

Kathryn G.H. Nicholes

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Kathryn G.H. Nicholes

I am the Libertarian candidate for Montana state legislature house district 30 in Nov2018. I prefer to rely on history and science-based projections of our future, and evidence-based methods for organizing our economy and justice systems. I appreciate thoughtful debate and discussion with others of any identity, and hope to engage others with courtesy and respect for the good of all. The spirit of the Pro-Truth Pledge is an excellent background for public collaboration.

Rev. Jim Burklo

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Rev. Jim Burklo

The foundations of democracy are being seriously undermined by cynical political forces that use lies and distortions to weaken trust in the press, in the judiciary, and in science. I want to be part of a movement to lift up the critical importance of understanding what it means to be committed to the truth. In particular I am committed to this effort in the context of American Christianity, which unfortunately has become identified with the mendacity of the Trump administration. I am leading this effort for personal honesty from the pulpits of America: http://tcpc.blogs.com/musings/2018/04/fearless-sunday.html .

Elinor Swanson

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Elinor Swanson

I signed the Pledge because I always try to be completely truthful, and I have no problem publicly pledging to remain that way.

Andrew Cooksy

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Andrew Cooksy

Douglas Campbell

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Douglas Campbell

I signed the pledge because partial, biased, and sensationalized news is negatively impacting our ability to hold functional public discourse, and weakening the strength of our country.

Julia Peacock

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Julia Peacock

I signed the Pro-Truth Pledge because we must base our democratic decisions on evidence and not fear.

Craig Vogel

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Craig Vogel

Because I share the sentiment expressed the Pro Truth information, and after talking with Gleb, I want to support this idea.

Patrick Hurley

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Patrick Hurley

Lindsay Brown

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Lindsay Brown

I signed the pledge because I am committed to honesty, truth, and integrity.

Rebekah Kodrin

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Rebekah Kodrin

Judge Maria Jackson

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Judge Maria Jackson

I took the pledge because I hold myself to speak the truth at all times. Elected officials should be held at the highest standard of honesty and integrity. As a Criminal Court Judge, I am entrusted to function within this highest standard and make decisions based on the truth.

Stacey Scott

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Stacey Scott

I am horrified about the dystopian democracy we now live in.

Daryl Kipnis

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Daryl Kipnis

I signed the pledge because people deserve the highest level of integrity from those they entrust to serve them.

Pete Colombo

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Pete Colombo

Lisa Remmer

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Lisa Remmer

I read original sources and original research whenever possible. Politicians who are selling an idea distort or lie too frequently. I will not.

Carla Neal

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Carla Neal

I signed the Pro-truth Pledge because the facts point the way to truth and our understanding of each other and our world. The truth sets us free because we can see the reality and so begin to change with bigger dreams of a better way and pathway to change the things that need changing and make progress for our lives, our humanity, our environment and our economy.

Kevin Kensinger

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Kevin Kensinger

I signed the pledge because our campaign is all about taking power back to the people, and the truth is central to that. No longer will we allow big business politicians to mislead the masses. We will provide real solutions and fight to unrig the economy; armed with science, math, and facts.

Susan Boser

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Susan Boser

Otilia Salmón

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Ronald Keichline

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Ronald Keichline

Matt Anderson

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Matt Anderson

Kay Gray

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Kay Gray

I signed the pledge because I believe honesty and integrity must be a core value in public officials.

Jacob Mason

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Jacob Mason

Y’all emailed me and I already do what you talked about. I’m running for California Senate to represent District 6.

Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy

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Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy

Unfakery

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Unfakery joined signers of the pledge because we could debunk articles and images all day long, and build dozens of tools to teach better information habits; but unless our target audience values truth more highly than serving an agenda or winning political points, we won’t be able to make a real impact on the problem of fakery. Nor will we be able to affect the large number of people whose opinions and voting are shaped by it.

Tom Pratt

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Tom Pratt

Jovanka Beckles

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Jovanka Beckles

Because the truth will set us free!

Sevi Miyar

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Sevi Miyar

I believe in openess and transparency

DeniAntionette Mazingo

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DeniAntionette Mazingo

Erin Cruz

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Erin Cruz

I have signed this pledge because the truth is what will keep us a free people.

Nick Nicita

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Nick Nicita

I think it is important that issues be debated with the truth, and not spun to fit a preset narrative.

Raymond Steeves

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Raymond Steeves

Megan Garbe

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Megan Garbe

Cory English

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Cory English

Jacob Hess

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Jacob Hess

Angela Walls-Windhauser

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Angela Walls-Windhauser

Although I have withdrawn my name from the U.S. Senate race for 2018, I like the pledge because it reminds everyone about the moral fabric of humanity. It is sad that we must remind public servants to tell the truth, but there is hope; someone thought of this humble pledge!

Thomas Wassmer

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Thomas Wassmer

Because in the Trump era it became even more important to distinguish between fake and real information. The truth is not a matter of opinion but facts. As a scientist I know that there is no absolute certainty but there are facts that are well supported by data and others that are not. Another tool is the precautionary principle that can guide us to be cautious when we risk a precious good like Planet Earth, human and environmental health - and choose the least dangerous path...

John Tiefenbacher

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John Tiefenbacher

Jeffrey Cullen

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Jeffrey Cullen

I signed the pledge because the basis of formulating effective public policy is agreeing on a verifiable set of facts, and then holding public officials/candidates accountable for what they say and do to address public policy issues/problems.

Laura Hazelton Jones

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Laura Hazelton Jones

William Dadson

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William  Dadson

David Moshman

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David Moshman

As the author of Epistemic Cognition: The Psychology of Justification and Truth, I recognize that truth is not always what it seems and is not easily achieved, but commitment to truth remains as important as ever.

Robert E. Lerner

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Robert E. Lerner

Kori Montgomery

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Kori Montgomery

Daniel Spiegel

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Daniel Spiegel

James Dolan

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James Dolan

Joel Tarr

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Joel Tarr

Peter Nyikos

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Peter Nyikos

I have long stood for the things the pledge is based on. In particular, I have publicly supported those who behave in the manner supported by the pledge, and corrected many who have published or posted inaccurate, misleading, or false statements. Two examples: (1) I sent corrections to the original English translator the great pro-truth work, The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn, of two footnotes in which he was relying on secondhand information about El Campesino and Bertrand Russell, by sending photocopies of statements each had written in books on the Soviet slave labor system and (2) I sent Peter Singer a correction of his ill-advised public statements in The New York Review of Books about the quality of life of Baby Jane Doe, using a photocopy of a column by Nat Hentoff in The Village Voice explaining how Baby Jane Doe was doing quite well. I also offered to debate Dr. Singer in private e-mail, an offer he respectfully declined.

Marina Banchetti

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Marina Banchetti

Boye Ogunseitan

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Boye Ogunseitan

Christopher Behrens

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Christopher Behrens

Misinformation is the favorite tool of tyrants and demagogues.

Richard Gomer

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Richard Gomer

Steven Katz

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Steven Katz

The Pledge has value.

Wesley Jarrell

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Melissa Martin

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Melissa Martin

I whole-heartedly agree in the need to keep our public discourse accountable to the truth of the matter, especially those among those in positions of public trust and confidence. These are basic expectations of a healthy, functioning society.

Ian Glendinning

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Ian Glendinning

Darryl Block

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Darryl  Block

Bobby Agagnina

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Bobby Agagnina

I signed because facts matter. A fact is a fact and a lie is a lie.

Lee Mangold

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Lee Mangold

We need leaders who believe in truth and honesty above all. If my pledge can encourage others to subscribe to a higher standard as well then we can start to make some real progress!

David TK Hayes

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We need more truth in politics, and I have no affiliations - I am running to represent the needs of the people, not partisan values. America has departed from the truth sadly and it is getting worse.

Layla Hartz

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Layla Hartz

We need to bring integrity back into our politics.

48th Legislative District Democrats

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Agreed-on standards of truth are essential for all societies. As a technological society based on objective science we cannot survive as we are without adhering to objective truth.

Sunil Sahai

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Sunil Sahai

Karen Schatzle

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Karen Schatzle

Serafettin Yarar

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Serafettin Yarar

Myra Symons

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Myra  Symons

Lewis Elbinger

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Lewis Elbinger

This pledge is consonant with my highest values, vision, interests and ideals.

Fred Adler

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Fred Adler

Robert Lawton

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Robert Lawton

Carolee Luberto

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Carolee  Luberto

Vladimir Ivanovic

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Vladimir Ivanovic

Not only is it ethically the right thing to do, but we cannot hope to make good decisions without knowing the truth.

Douglas Adamson

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Douglas Adamson

Harry He

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Harry He

Truth is the only way to ensure a brighter future.

Thomas Sherry

Tulane University
Thomas Sherry

George Chiesa

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George Chiesa

Joshua Dressler

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Joshua Dressler

Richard Kahle

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Richard Kahle

Our campaign is about ending lobbyist influence, cutting the deficit, and restoring trust in our government. Those efforts need organizations, such as PTP, to hold candidates and elected officials accountable. I welcome any effort to place math and objectivity before political talking points and exaggerated narratives.

Robert Pendleton MD, PhD

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I want to elevate the level of political debate, and break through bipartisan congressional gridlock rhrough compromise

United.vote

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United.vote

United.vote is working towards smarter and more accountable governance, and actively promotes truth in public discourse.

Jeffrey D. Burum

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Jeffrey D. Burum

I believe in duty, honor, country through integrity.

Omar Siddiqui

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Omar Siddiqui

Alan Reynolds

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Alan Reynolds

I signed the pledge because to me it is common sense and common decency. As an engineer there are no ways around facts, and in news and politics there should not be either.

Corey Uhden

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Corey Uhden

Policy does not have a bias unless you do. We should have passionate, but civil, debate about policy and principles without resorting to smears and innuendo. We need a de-escalation of discourse, not more heated rhetoric, and we should all strive to limit our discussions to what we know instead of jumping to conclusions.

Colleen Fernald

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Colleen Fernald

Our biggest problem is truth decay.

Kurtis Wilson

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Kurtis Wilson

I ran for U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District 23 | California. I am a progressive individual with a long history of helping others. Among the many values I learned growing up, the two that come to mind are Honor thy Mother and Father, and Love thy neighbor. If I were to translate these virtues to match today’s political climate, I would have to say it means, “Protect Social Security” and “Healthcare is a Right” As a progressive democratic candidate, I pledge to represent with pride and will continue to stand strong against corruption, be bold enough to ask tough questions in search of solutions to make life in America better for all Americans, and most importantly, be reliable enough to follow through on my commitment to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and never turn my back on the constituents of my district once I am elected office. I am ready to do my part to form a more perfect union. Together, we will get America back on track.

Kenneth Rotter

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Kenneth Rotter

Widespread false information is a threat to democracy and an educated electorate.

Nils Palsson

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Nils Palsson

I stand with our people (ALL of us) and the home planet we share. I stand for social, racial, environmental and economic justice for all. I believe that medicare for all, college affordability, campaign finance reform, real peace, racial justice, and solutions to the great crises of our time (including income inequality and climate chaos) are not only possible, but necessary. Right now. We stand at a crossroads, and I trust our collective wisdom to do what is right. And win, lose or draw, there is one thing I’m determined to do above all else: Tell the truth! This is precisely what is missing from our political system today. The scientific facts of climate change, the statistics of wealth inequality, the indisputable evidence of our common humanity, the collective challenges we face, and the proven common-sense solutions that exist, are all enshrouded in a thick web of corporate propaganda, media misinformation, partisan posturing and other obfuscations. The truth will set us free!

Xiaoqing Claire Rong-Mullins

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Xiaoqing Claire Rong-Mullins

Brenda Rose Clark

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Brenda Rose Clark

Facts Matter. Please join me in taking the PROTRUTHPLEDGE!

Free Intelligent Conversations

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Free Intelligent Conversations

We\'ve taken the Pro-Truth Pledge because we think upholding these principles will help us facilitate the best conversations we can

Alex Sparreboom

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Alex Sparreboom

Akinyemi Agbede

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Akinyemi Agbede

Because it is the right thing to do.

Xochitl Bada

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Xochitl Bada

Melinda Hill

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Melinda Hill

Melanie Brodnik

OSU Faculty Profile
Melanie   Brodnik

As an academic I am committed to truth and transparency in leadership at all levels of government and in the work setting.

James Bradley

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James Bradley

We cannot change the United States without bringing Integrity, Truth, Morality, Diplomacy and Family Values. We have seen the result of the current and past elected officials that has lost their way. We are faced divisions that are legion and we must vote in new officials that embody those attributes that make our nation great.

Gayle McLaughlin

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Gayle McLaughlin

The truth should guide every elected official and their decision-making. In my 13 years of elected office, the truth has been my compass and will always be so. The truth is the most powerful weapon we have and the public should demand it from each and every candidate and elected official.

Christopher Gecik

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Christopher Gecik

Jos Raadschelders

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Jos Raadschelders

Kurtis Wilson

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Kurtis Wilson

I am a candidate running for U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District 23 | California. I am a progressive individual with a long history of helping others. Among the many values I learned growing up, the two that come to mind are \"Honor thy Mother and Father\", and \"Love thy neighbor\". If I were to translate these virtues to match today’s political climate, I would have to say it means, “Protect Social Security” and “Healthcare is a Right” As a progressive democratic candidate, I pledge to represent with pride and will continue to stand strong against corruption, be bold enough to ask tough questions in search of solutions to make life better for all Americans, and most importantly, be reliable enough to follow through on my commitment to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and never turn my back on the constituents of the 23rd District of California. I am ready to do my part to form a more perfect union. Together, we will get America back on track.

Kristopher Keller

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Kristopher  Keller

Jo Glading-DiLorenzo

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Jo Glading-DiLorenzo

Bharadwaj Munimanikyam

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Bharadwaj Munimanikyam

Charles Lyman

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Charles Lyman

Paula Gottlieb

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Paula Gottlieb

Gwen Marshall

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Gwen Marshall

.... truth matters when public policy is made

Hamilton County Green Party

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Hamilton County Green Party

.... because public policy should be made based on the facts.

Matthew Levie

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Matthew Levie

Shan Baker

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Shan Baker

Joseph Millichap

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Joseph Millichap

Kurt Brandle

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Kurt Brandle

Beau Weston

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Beau  Weston

The highest commitment of a scholar is to the truth.

Audrey Anton

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Audrey Anton

Anna Lysakowski

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Anna Lysakowski

I’m a scientist, so I’m committed to the search for truth.

Helen Joyner

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Helen Joyner

People need accurate information to make informed decisions and solve current global challenges

Anthony Corigliano

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Anthony Corigliano

One America Movement

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One America Movement

At a time of great fractures in our country, it\'s critical that we seek the truth. The One America Movement\'s work to bring Americans together across divides to address pressing social issues is rooted in the belief that we can seek truth together despite our differences. We\'re proud to sign the Pro-Truth Pledge and model truth-seeking as an organization as we encourage it in others.

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Association for Leadership Practitioners

Caroline Keenan

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Caroline  Keenan

Elizabeth Groff

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Elizabeth  Groff

Truth matters.

Lawrence Fenton

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Lawrence Fenton

Myra Mendible

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Myra Mendible

Masoud Moallem

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Masoud Moallem

Lies chisel at the foundations of democracy.

Joseph Alpert

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Joseph Alpert

Robert Clemen

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Robert Clemen

Thomas J. Mason

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Thomas J. Mason

Thomas Stibolt

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Thomas  Stibolt

Mark Andrews

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Mark Andrews

I signed the pledge because as a scientist, an educator and an publicly elected official, I understand that the truth is the most important tool we have to combat ignorance and prejudice.in our society and the world.

Rainer Glaser

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Rainer Glaser

Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell

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Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell

William Palmer

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William Palmer

Howard Schweber

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Howard Schweber

Renato Barahona

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Renato Barahona

Brandon LaFavor

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Brandon LaFavor

Kenneth Jones

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Kenneth Jones

John Kerekes

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John Kerekes

Dan Levine

UT Arlington
Dan Levine

James Farrell

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James Farrell

John W. Barker

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John W. Barker

Paul Luce

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Paul Luce

Sandra Rieger

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Sandra Rieger

Gislin Dagnelie

Faculty Website
Gislin Dagnelie

Arnold Kamis

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Arnold Kamis

Bruce Solomon

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Bruce  Solomon

Jerry Koehler

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Jerry Koehler

David Lehr

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David Lehr

Julien Emile-Geay

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Julien Emile-Geay

Felicia Cravens

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Felicia Cravens

Allison Lami Sawyer

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Allison Lami Sawyer

Jon Hoekstra

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Jon Hoekstra

As a science teacher for non-majors, I encourage students to take evidence seriously, and I want to make it clear that I hold myself to the same standard. I like the emphasis on truthful BEHAVIORS that help us gather around the campfire of enlightenment. If the pledge said I would never make a mistake or get something wrong, I would not sign! But I do promise to try my best to share, honor, and encourage truth.

Douglas Gentile

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Douglas Gentile

As a scientist studying a topic that gets heated opinions (e.g., media violence and aggression), it has been very distressing to see the country slide into an anti-science approach, where all opinions are seen as equally valid to years of strong scientific evidence. Certainly everyone gets to have their own opinions, but not all opinions are supported by science, and therefore not all opinions are equal.

Jonathan Levine

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Jonathan Levine

Nader Rahimi

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Nader Rahimi

Truth is an ultimate currency of the humanity, without it we are all animals and democracy erodes.

EthicsGame

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EthicsGame

EthicsGame is committed to transforming ethics education as we equip people to master the game of life. Commitment to telling the truth regardless of whether or not it is convenient or matches a preferred world view is essential for creating ethical cultures and communities. That is why we are taking the pledge.

Traci Mann

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Traci Mann

How important is truth to me? I had the Hebrew word emet — which means truth — tattooed on my arm. I am horrified by the flagrant violation of truth and fact in the current administration.

Jim Cooper

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Jim Cooper

Truth is all we have.

David Hunter

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David Hunter

I signed the pledge because of my revulsion of the lack of civility and truth in modern discourse.

Gregory Michalk

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Gregory Michalk

Lander Bethel

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Lander Bethel

Peter Rickards

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Peter Rickards

I offer $1,000 to anyone finding ANY lie or exaggeration from me on my website or in my 30 years of citizen action. So signing a Truth Pledge is a no brainer. I ask all politicians to offer $1,000 for any lie they tell to show they will always tell the truth, the WHOLE truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.

David Akadjian


David  Akadjian

There are worse things than the truth.

Michelle DeCoux Hampton

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Ryan Skinnell

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Ryan Skinnell

I value truth in the public square, and I think we should do what we can to support and encourage it.

Zoe Melvin

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Robert Lustig

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Robert Lustig

There is only one dogma. There is no dogma. That is why it is called re-search. Science moves the ball forward. Anything less than truth regresses us back to the Dark Ages, where dogma ruled.

Thomas Moore

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Thomas Moore

Truth-telling is a crucial foundation of a democratic, civil, and humane society, but it has become undervalued (and cynically unexpected) in our recent culture. I would like to see public figures and institutions become more accountable for and honored for being scrupulously truthful.

Suzanne Levine

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Suzanne Levine

Sherman Lewis

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Sherman Lewis

Vineet Bafna

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Vineet Bafna

Yoon Kim

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Yoon Kim

Partito EcoAnimalista

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Partito EcoAnimalista

Richard W. Olsen

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Richard W. Olsen

M. Robert Hamersley

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M. Robert Hamersley

Civil discourse based on verifiable evidence and reason is the best way to establish a common ground that can be used for social decision-making.

Partho Ghosh

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Partho Ghosh

Natalie Purcell

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Natalie Purcell

Rolla Lewis

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Rolla Lewis

I signed this pledge because the current public discourse lacks credibility where lies are not confronted. There can be many differing perspectives regarding the truth, but lies undermine the credibility of any civil discourse.

Professor Robin Erbacher

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Professor Robin Erbacher

Randall Stafford

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Randall  Stafford

Louis Moffett

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Louis Moffett

Mitchell Schwarzer

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Mitchell  Schwarzer

Russ Pevoto

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Russ Pevoto

Linsey Fagan

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Linsey Fagan

Kenneth Nagy

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Kenneth Nagy

Mark Bayer

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Mark Bayer

Henry Forman

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Henry Forman

Katherine Turner-Pearson

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Katherine Turner-Pearson

Honesty matters. It is time political figures tell the truth.

Lloyd Stanley Durkin

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Lloyd Stanley Durkin

Julie Slayton

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Julie  Slayton

Ricky Barajas

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Ricky Barajas

Frederick Dolan

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Frederick Dolan

Bonnie Clark

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Bonnie Clark

Charles Chubb

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Charles Chubb

Frank Scavo

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Frank Scavo

To give all persons involved in the American way of life, the truth and facts to make solid decisions. By not omitting or under reporting on the issues, I believe I can help change hearts and minds with logic and truth. That is why I join Pro Truth Pledge today.

Jamie McLeod-Skinner

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Jamie McLeod-Skinner

The truth matters in (re)building public trust in government.

Rick Schreffler

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Rick Schreffler

Armando Gamboa

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Armando Gamboa

I want to keep my campaign as transparent as possible for all my voters.

E. Richard Stiehm

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Asha Rao

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Asha Rao

I signed the pledge because I do not want to live in post truth era. Our current President and his administration have taken us down the rabbit hole into a bizarre world where truth does not seem to exist. We need fact based decision making and some regard for truth.

Robert Smith

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Robert Smith

J.R. Phillips

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J.R. Phillips

I signed this pledge because the truth matters in all aspects of our lives.

William H Shaw

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William H Shaw

Jeannine Lake

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Jeannine Lake

Fake news is prolific and profoundly disruptive of the American justice system. We must attack the issues or face a world of untruths as truth and lies as approval.

Laura Eckstein

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Laura Eckstein

I am committed to transparency and accountability to repair and maintain the public trust, as I view myself as a public servant.

Lane Siekman

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Lane Siekman

I believe that truth and honesty is essential for good goverment and a fair and just society.

Greg Sagan

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Greg Sagan

I believe that government institutions are obligated to use facts and sound reasoning as the basis of public policy and to call out and hold as false those policy arguments that are based on lies, errors and specious reasoning. By signing this pledge I have only formalized the way I have been living my adult life anyway.

Cheryl Nunn

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Cheryl  Nunn

Honesty, integrity and character matter. Without these attributes, how can the public trust their leaders to do what they say they will do? I never thought I would run for an elected office and I am a grandmother now that needed to adopt little girls rather than have them go into foster group homes. Yet I cannot watch the turn of events since Trump was elected, and not step up to represent the 99%.

Michael Hupp

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Michael Hupp

I learned of this effort during a candidate forum. I am a scientist (veterinarian) and committed to truth, factual discourse, and honest debate based on those.

Thomas Blanton

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Catherine Krantz

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Catherine Krantz

I took the PRO TRUTH PLEDGE because I believe in Democracy, and that requires transparency and accountability from our elected officials. Americans deserve representatives that value honesty and integrity.

Marc Friedenberg

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Marc Friedenberg

Cynthia Hyatt

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Cynthia Hyatt

Ginger Garner

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Ginger Garner

AJ Holmes

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AJ Holmes

I feel that those in public service or elected positions need to speak the truth on and off the record, and they should be held accountable for their claims.

Daniel Arcangel

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Daniel Arcangel

Keith Funkhouser

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Keith Funkhouser

I live my life by speaking the truth and would expect that in return. I want to be part of changing the view and culture of elected leaders.

Bill Trumble

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Bill Trumble

Ron Cantley II

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Ron Cantley II

Truthfulness is a virtue I value.

Anthony Behrens

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Anthony Behrens

We need to recognize that we are all Americans and that the pervasive political polarization and lying undermines our democracy.

Michael Hunter

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Michael Hunter

scientific study, capable of peer review need to be considered above emotional suppositions.

Renee Windsor-White

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Renee Windsor-White

I signed the ProTruth Pledge because I believe that civil, truthful political discourse is the best way to resolve our differences, solve our problems and unite as Americans.

Peter Wright

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Peter Wright

I already am honest - this is a no-brainer.

Jackie Patton

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Jackie Patton

I believe these are unprecedented times and that it is imperative that candidates and elected officials tell the truth! There is too much deceit circulating and citizens have lost faith in their Representatives. I want to change that! We shouldn\\\'t have to second guess whether or not officials are telling the truth and looking out for our best interest.

R. Thomas Payne

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R. Thomas Payne

Phillip Wiley

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I feel that as political figures we need to tell the people why we vote the way we do and to let them know how we will act on issues that affect them.

Ann Brady

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Ann Brady

Public officials need to listen, to research, to be willing to learn truths that do not conform with their beliefs. My beliefs are well summarized by former Army Gen. Martin Dempsey – former chairman of joint chiefs of staff who said, If you are a leader, you must commit yourself to learning. And if you really commit yourself to that, you can’t simply be satisfied with reinforcing what you already know; you have to stretch yourself out in order to truly learn. Which allows you to do what’s most important as a leader today, and that is you must be a sense maker for those who follow you. And I say that because if leaders in the environment I’ve been describing have an obligation to help you make sense of things, to clarify, not confuse. I will do that.

Humanist Community of Central Ohio

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Humanist Community of Central Ohio

Deb Hardin

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Deb Hardin

I am a firm believer that truth & transparency will lead to trust by the citizens of our county. It is time that politicians are open, honest and compassionate.

Shivam Vij

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Shivam Vij

I believe truth matters for us all.

Andrea Bonny

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Andrea Bonny

It is time we use a balanced, evidence-based approach in our government. It is time we come together as citizens and work for what is right and true and just.

Vera Miller

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Vera Miller

I believe in integrity and well-informed decisions.

John Quesenberry

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John Quesenberry

Paul Wright

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Paul Wright

Truthfulness in Everything should be a given.

Steve Bacher

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Steve Bacher

Truth in under siege in the America of Trump. We must fight back.

Ryan Watts

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Ryan Watts

It is time to restore balance and accountability in Washington D.C. - facts matter. And our leaders have a duty to lay out information fairly, explain our decision making, and communicate with constituents without misinformation.

T. Samuel Azinger

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Gary Wegman

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Gary Wegman

So much of the divisiveness in our public discourse of our current issues of governance are caused by misinformation being disseminated in the public media. I am running for Representative to Congress in the 9th District as a small businessman, farmer, and healthcare professional to restore integrity to this leadership role. Speaking Truth to Power requires diligence and reflection prior to making public pronouncements. I am extremely grateful to the strong supporters of my effort to serve the constituents of the new 9th District through their constant sharing of information and fact checking with my campaign, enabling me to speak with confidence and clarity on our issues that matter.

Michele Wherley

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Michele Wherley

Honesty and integrity are the foundation of good character. We must all do our part to hold ourselves, our elected officials and public figures accountable.

Claudette Williams

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Claudette Williams

Byron Timmins

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Byron  Timmins

“It’s beyond disconcerting that we must coerce elected officials to tell the truth. When I entered the political arena, I did so with an unwavering commitment to advancing the fundamental ideals of honesty and uprightness. I’m happy to sign this pledge, and any others that advance the mission of holding government accountable.”

Ed Eichenlaub

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Ed  Eichenlaub

As a dedicated husband, father, and community leader I am appalled by the outright lies politicians will tell in order to keep the perks of public office. I am not interested in perks, patronage, or political posturing. I am committed to the kind of public service and constituent outreach that voters in my district will be proud of. Signing this pledge affirms that belief.

Monica Addington

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Monica Addington

Because I believe in serving with honesty and integrity and transparency.

Lissa Lucas

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Lissa Lucas

Renate Pore

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Renate  Pore

Our politics are polluted with distortions and lies. We need to promote civil discourse to save our democracy.

Jason Stephens

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Jason Stephens

Because I am sick of Elected Officials telling us one thing then doing another. We need truth to the people and bring back integrity to the elected positions.

Allen Edwards

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Allen Edwards

In the age of 24-hour news for ratings and rampant sharing of misleading or purely fabricated social media posts, the seeking of truth is more important than ever. It is our duty to ourselves and to society to constantly search for truth, to challenge those who knowingly spread untruths or unsubstantiatable claims, and to be willing to admit when our own truths are shown to be wrong. When I entered medical school, one of the first things we were told was, You will learn a lot in the next four years, and 50% of it will be wrong. Only by continually examining evidence and drawing rational conclusions can we find truth. As a physician, my credibility depends upon my telling my patients the truth. As I enter the political arena, the importance of telling the truth to those I hope to represent remains a top priority. If you tell the truth, you do not have to remember anything. (attributed to Mark Twain, but I cannot prove those were actually his words).

Richard Patrick

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Richard  Patrick

I signed the Pledge because I believe in Truth in the election process. Too many people use lies about their stand on issues, use false facts and figures to promote themselves and wrongly spread untruths about their opponents.

David Tofsted

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David Tofsted

Tom Bailey

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Tom Bailey

It is right.

Wendy Bird

Berkeley County, WV Schools
Wendy  Bird

I took the pledge because I have heard many false statements being told at forums and have been become very wary of the politicians.

Bibi Hahn

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Bibi Hahn

I am tired of lies and half-truths from our so-called leaders!

Paul Bonham

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Paul  Bonham

We live in a society that is increasingly based on emotions and not facts. Facts should lead emotions, not the reverse. In building my website, paulbonhamforus.org, I was dedicated to citing factual information and direct quotes. My family motto is Esse Quam Videri: to be rather than to seem.

Jim Meredith

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Jim Meredith

I signed the pledge because it is the right thing to do. If we are to have a functioning Democracy, citizens must have honest and true information on the basis of which they can make good informed decisions at the ballot box.

Norman Bossert

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Norman Bossert

I believe that it is necessary to renew trust in our government institutions. I am concerned that too many people assume ill motives to those in office and those seeking office. I believe that our legislators probably seek office, as I do, with the most sincere desire to serve the public. I believe that most stay that way. Sadly, there are some corrupted elected officials who lose their way. All of us need to do better and remember that we must seek to serve our constituents in our own districts and in the greater State of National governments.

Beth Kendall

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Beth Kendall

I took the pledge because I want to challenge all public figures to focus more energy on sharing complete and truthful information in an effort to ensure the public is well informed and able to distinguish fact from fiction.

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giles stroud

It is so easy to be fair, honest and truthful.

Cameron Chick Sr

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Cameron Chick Sr

Todd Dunn

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Todd Dunn

Daniel Caudill

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Daniel Caudill

The truth matters to all of us.

Greg Cranford

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Greg Cranford

I signed the pledge because I will be honest with voters.

Rick Foulke

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Rick Foulke

I agree with clarity and transparency as the best basis for complex decisions.

Travis Kiker

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Travis Kiker

I believe a man is only as good as his word and I commit to honesty in all areas of my life.

Quincy Kofi Swatson

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Quincy Kofi Swatson

I am taking this pledge to ensure truth; not convenience as the basis of policies and agenda absent of hidden motives.

Tom Prigg

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Tom Prigg

Ezra Nanes

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Ezra Nanes

I signed the pledge because in order to make real progress we need to work together. When we hold ourselves accountable to evidence, scientific consensus and fact we ensure that we remain open to points of view other than our own. I hope to move beyond our current divisions and lead us towards a vision.

Houston Barrow

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Josh Fultz

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Josh Fultz

Tandy Dunn

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Tandy Dunn

I signed the pledge because the truth must be told. We do not need half truths or fake news.

Donna Ensley

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Donna Ensley

I signed this pledge because as a Rotarian I pledge to evaluate everything I think, say or do by the 4-way test. 1) is it the truth? 2) is it fair to all concerned? 3) will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4) will it be beneficial to all concerned. As an elected official I will bring that level of accountability to my position.

Tommy Jordan

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Tommy Jordan

One of the things that causes the most harm in my opinion is politicians and media spouting something they read on Facebook as a fact without being able to quote a source. If you cannot quote a reputable source (and at least two of them) to support your stance with statistical data, then it is nothing more than an opinion and should not be misused to mislead the public.

Kirk Smith

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Kirk Smith

I signed the pledge as it is written in John 8:32: Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Elliott Lynch

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Elliott Lynch

We need accountability from all.

Michelle Laws

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Michelle  Laws

I signed the Pro Truth Pledge because the integrity and sanctity of our democracy is predicated by promoting policies and information that are grounded in truth and facts. It is important that we lead the way in demonstrating unfettered respectful, honest, and civil discourse as global leaders.

Dan Whitten

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Dan Whitten

Laci LeBlanc

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Laci  LeBlanc

I signed the pledge because, while everyone has their own opinions, there is only one version of the truth. In order to understand the issues we are facing and affect any real change, we must begin with the facts. Operating from a basis of truth levels the playing field and encourages meaningful public discourse. If we cannot agree on facts, we cannot even begin a conversation.

Rob Rhoderick

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Rob Rhoderick

Accountability and transparency are the cornerstones of representative democracy. Voters are tired of divisiveness, inaction, and the proliferation of misinformation. I want to be an active part of the solution, so I am signing the Pro-Truth pledge to affirm my commitment to serving the public with honesty and integrity.

Larry Phillips

Surrey County, NC Commissioner
Larry Phillips

Good public policy is policy that is rooted in factual information. In an age of misinformation, we must continually challenge our presuppositions and seek truth.

David Owen

Caswell County, NC Commissioners
David Owen

I signed this pledge because our citizens deserve to hear the facts on both sides of all issues and not just those used to sway opinion in one direction. I will diligently work to uphold these principles and demand others do as well.

Jaime Gonzalez Castillo

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Jaime Gonzalez Castillo

Chet Spear

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Chet Spear

The right thing to do.

Taylor Sappington

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Taylor  Sappington

Jacob Pavlecic

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Jacob Pavlecic

Peter Fray

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Peter  Fray

There is no other viable option than to be pro truth.

Daryl Boling

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Daryl Boling

Mike Ellison

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Mike Ellison

As a pro-science candidate with a background in STEM, I have an ethical and moral responsibility to spread honest, factual information.

Shannon Souza

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Shannon Souza

Truth and accuracy in our leaders is absolutely essential for a healthy Democracy.

Brandon Calhoun

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Brandon Calhoun

Leo Jennings

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Leo Jennings

Keith Colton

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I signed the pledge because I believe in truth and honesty based on biblical principles.

Mark Callahan

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Mark Callahan

Telling the truth is the very foundation of Honor, Integrity and Character.

Nat Lownes

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Nat Lownes

Gabriel Keller

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Shanna Danielson

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Shanna Danielson

It seems that we are being constantly fed a barrage of misinformation, whether intentionally or not, that is seriously contributing to our political stagnation in this country.

Charles Gallia

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Charles Gallia

Joshua Garcia

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Joshua Garcia

America is tired of the Washington Establishment which feeds nothing but lies and, false information to the public. I am running for the people and, not the establishment.

Raz Mason, MDiv, MAPS

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Raz Mason, MDiv, MAPS

I signed the pledge because I know that calm, courageous attention to the truth is what moves our society and communities ahead, one step at a time. In this time of widespread anxiety, some real, much manufactured, our best solutions arise from working with what IS. As a candidate for Congressional District 2 in Oregon, representing mostly-rural Eastern and Southern Oregon, I get to represent people from across the political spectrum. I build bridges between red and blue - this makes me the deep-purple candidate. I know process is as important, and often more important, than content. A mathematics degree and experience as a science teacher inspire me to live out this pledge with integrity each day. Thanks to all who have signed the pledge, and tell others about it! The Pro-Truth Pledge is an important tool for how we make genuine progress in each of our groups, communities, and societies.

Peter Wright

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Peter Wright

I am hoping this will persuade people to do what they should have been raised to do - be honest. Good work. Keep it up.

Solea Kabakov

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Solea Kabakov

In this world controlled by corporate greed we must not be afraid to speak truth to power.

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Humza H Rashid

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Humza H Rashid

I have experienced users on facebook, twitter etc., having been easily taken to accept lies as truth because such people generally do not carry much time on doing research on a fact placed before them. This culture to manipulate and control people with pack of lies must come to end. Appreciate the cause!

Randy J. Barli

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Randy J. Barli

Steve Snell

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Steve Snell

I signed the pledge because the extreme rhetoric is tearing the nation apart. We desperately need to work toward restoring faith in our democracy by being responsible citizens and, in my case, an honest candidate.

Janet Garrett

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Janet Garrett

Kathy Meyer

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Kathy Meyer

Garrett Baldwin

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Garrett Baldwin

Andrew Saturn

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Andrew Saturn

Too many candidates rely upon sketchy information, rumors, or misinformation to win over voters. My campaign will be about facts and honesty. We will fact check everything and make sure no number or piece of information is incorrect.

Robert Enderle

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Shira Goodman

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Shira Goodman

Because we should all be living in a fact based society.

Anthony Sposato

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Anthony Sposato

I want to represent taxpayers first and do the best for the community that I represent and for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If I make a mistake I will acknowledge it. My belief is that public officials do not know everything. So, my plan is to gather the facts measure the positive or negative impact of a decision and only act if it has a positive effect.

Nina Ahmad

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Jay Breneman

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Jay Breneman

I pledge to join in the fight against misinformation used to manipulate policy and the public.

Robert Bertha

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Robert Bertha

It is extremely important for politicians to be truthful. I am taking this pledge to show the people of Pennsylvania that I am an advocate for the truth.

Cesar Liriano

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Jim Gregory

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I am a journalist by trade and education. I am embarrassed to say I am a journalist because of how truth in journalism has disappeared. I am also a person who works a 12 step program to live. I cannot live that life by not telling the truth in my personal life.

Joe Peters

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Mike Tamir

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Robert Howard

Voters must be encouraged to be informed.

Robert Castellani

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Robert Castellani

In order to go forward in life. You must be truthful with yourself and with the public. Everyone deserves the truth.

William Merrell

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William Merrell

All person in public office should do nothing less than promising to tell the public the truth.

Nancy Becker

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I believe the American citizens deserve to know the truth about candidates running for election.

Jim Wertz

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As an educator, I have encouraged my students to engage society with critical thought, asking them to consider the sources of their information, the opinions of their friends, and the validity of the world in which they live; and I hope that I have helped them acquire the tools to live a life rooted in fact and fairness. As a candidate, I will honor those standards of public discourse and civility as my contribution to the political process.

Chris Creek

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David Buell

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I am an accountable officer holder and encourage all candidate, campaign staff and office holders should have honesty and integrity.

Dan David

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Dan David

Our enemies are not fellow Americans with different political beliefs. Too many times we have seen misinformation enter into out political process, often from oversees interests who are trying to divide us.

Craig Bowden

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Craig Bowden

I have always tried to be honest in what I say. I am asking the state of Utah to trust me. In order to do that, I need to be truthful in all I say.

Jeffrey Whipple

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Jeffrey Whipple

I signed because I believe in honesty, and in facts. I have already committed to run a campaign based only on verifiable fact, so signing this pledge was a no-brainer.

James Singer

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James Singer

Finding truths, sharing them, and utilizing them is the only way we can progress in society and s humanity. Deceit and lies are oppressive and undemocratic.

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Danielle Shepherd

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Voters deserve to have elected officials who can be treated as reliable resources for information. I hope that by taking the pledge that I help to repair the damage caused by untruthfulness and outright lies. Hopefully, this pledge will be one of many steps to rebuilding trust between constituents and elected officials.

Natasha Hadrych-Rosier

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I believe in living my life as honestly and ethically as possible. Even the things in my life that I have done and I am not proud of, have helped me to become the person I am today. So, I live my life the way I want to be remembered and try to pay-it-forward as I go.

Felicia Washington Ross

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I want my constituents to Know that I am running because I am a person that believes in the TRUTH

Ginger Bock

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Ginger Bock

I signed the pledge because I believe that voters deserve to base their votes upon accurate information.

Katrine Lancaster

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Katrine Lancaster

Accountability, integrity, truthfulness and common decency should be required of all public officials.

Marcus Rech

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Marcus Rech

The people deserve the truth and the recent scandals here on the state level in Ohio have proven that even more.The people also deserve to know about the corruption and it should be exposed.

James Wolf

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Steve Bujenovic

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Gleb has his heart in the right place and with the attack on the truth today, I signed because I want him to know that I support his efforts. For the record, it feels odd to promise to do the obvious.

Stuart Armstrong

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Aaron Godfrey

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I signed the pledge because I believe in being upfront and honest with the people, and plan to do exactly that when elected.

Rosemary Palmer

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Samuel Ronan

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Alex Edmans

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I signed the pledge because truth is extremely important in the post-truth world of today. We listen to single anecdotes not large-scale evidence (and indeed business school case studies and books encourage storytelling); we accept evidence only if it agrees with our pre-conceived viewpoint; and we rarely scrutinise the rigour of evidence - what matters is whether we agree with it, rather than whether it is robust.

Larry Carter Center

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I have always told the truth about USA UN war and victims. ....as an American Atheist it is critical for world peace and public education to expose theocratic fraud and genocide. Science is peer reviewed so should all faiths

Tom (Big Daddy) Dwyer

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Tom (Big Daddy) Dwyer

A few months back - I started a show online called Real Talk with Big Daddy to tackle real-life issues - I enjoy talking with people (always trying to understand different points of view) I like to help people in a bind or in a rough patch in life, we have all been there - right? Basically - I would rather the truth - it seems to me, better to deal with reality (Hard Truths) no matter what.

Erica Crawley

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Kelly Hawes

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Clayton Adams

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I signed the pledge because I am a believer in truth. Facts are extremely important and must be supported with credible sources. Our elected leaders have a responsibility to convey accurate information that is supported by credible sources to their constituents.

Clayburn Griffin

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Clayburn Griffin

Information is sacred and should not be used to deceive or manipulate people. An informed public is vital to a functioning Republic, and we all have to do our part stop the spread of fake news and misleading information.

Ed Mccants

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Ed Mccants

Like my heros the truth takes a lofe sacrafice. I am committed to a wholesome truth of the humanitarian constructs only.

Gerald Yeargin

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I want to combat the rising tide of disinformation.

Ray Lara

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Karen Trujillo

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Karen Trujillo

I signed the pledge because as a public figure I think it is important to be an example of respectful, honest communication.

Jessica Foard

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I believe our citizens deserve to know the truth, especially from their elected officials.

Stephanie Dolmat

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Jen Plumb

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Jen Plumb

Edgar Harwood

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Edgar Harwood

Randy Hopkins

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Ben Haynes

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Mick Shoemaker, Jr.

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Mick Shoemaker, Jr.

Because honesty in politics is rare. I support your cause.

Antoinette Reyes

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I signed the pledge because I believe it is important that our decision makers create policies based on scientific facts. I believe it is important that our leaders are transparent, honest, and able to decipher facts from opinions.

Ken Milder

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I am an elected official who not supports truthfulness but also transparency. BTW, if anyone is curious about the email address I used, it was created as an initial email that I use until an organization proves to me that they do not spam, send unwanted solicitations, or distribute my contact information without my permission.

Susan Moran Palmer

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Susan Moran Palmer

I signed the Pro Truth Pledge because Ohio voters deserve a Congressional Representative who demands honesty and transparency in all that they do to represent them.

Paula Gomes Moreira

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Jennifer Gigi Ferguson

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Patrice Brown

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Patrice Brown

I signed the pledge to encourage transparency and Candidacy that Voters can trust...

Lance Whitney

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Lance Whitney

OlgaPROFMEX

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OlgaPROFMEX

I believe in Truth only!

John Tamburello

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John Tamburello

I am a man on honesty and integrity who has always lived by a pro truth pledge

Lis Regula

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Lis Regula

I am taking this pledge because our citizens deserve to have candidates and politicians who respect facts and who deal in the truth, instead of candidates and politicians who are willing to stretch the truth and spread misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Travis Irvine

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Brett Joseph

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I see this as a recognition that chronic lying and Soviet-style propaganda are becoming normalized in some sectors or our political landscape and that we need leaders who will speak out about this danger. I intend to do so. Even more insidiously, the polarization and dumbing down of our political discourse and reduction of complex policy issues to over-simplified binary choices has contributed to a dangerous failure of critical thinking. This failure is made far worse as our communications have become mostly mediated by our technologies, including social media, which creates an echo chamber effect that reinforces individual biases by selectively drawing attention to only that which confirms their existing beliefs. As a candidate I pledge to actively seek out the best available interdisciplinary evidence and listen to a diversity of views, and to engage in discourse with critical thinking and a willingness to be held accountable to the facts wherever they may lead.

Cassimir Svigelj

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Cassimir Svigelj

I signed the pledge because I believe elected officials and civil servants should be open and accountable to their constituents and not beholden to corporations, lobbyists, or special interests.

Marilyn Tunnat

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Marilyn Tunnat

Today I signed the Pro-Truth Pledge. By promising to differentiate fact from opinion, I hope to elevate the conversations I want to have with the citizens of Ohio District 32.

Rick Raley

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We need better political discourse in our nation both in terms of civility and accuracy. I signed the pledge because I am committed to creating that new discourse.

NewsThisSecond

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NewsThisSecond strives for the truth and reports the facts. We have never endorsed any political party or candidate.

Katherine Chipps

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Katherine Chipps

I signed the pledge because elected officials and candidates need to be truthful with the public.

Bob Barker Jr

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I am sick of lying politicians who lie and i will not be one of them. I will not lie!

Brian Flick

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I took the pledge because I want to ensure transparency and honesty at all levels of government.

Matthew Guyette

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Matthew Guyette

Rational discourse is the bedrock of the democratic process. Without a set of verifiable facts; discourse and compromise become impossible. Demagoguery and fake news serve no legitimate purpose. They dumb-down our public debate and cause citizens to become disaffected and cynical.

Werner Lange

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Werner Lange

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

WZBC 90.3 FM

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There is no alternative to the truth. Truth gives us the opportunity to see the world and everything in and on it with clarity and form our own intelligent responses to change things for the better for everyone and everything. The power of truth knows no bounds, knows no fear and is the primary element of change.

Media In Action

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We are a Media Literacy Education project who recognise the importance of media literacy for a functioning democracy. By signing the pledge we hope to help combat misinformation and promote skills such as fact checking and researching the origins of a story.

Dr. Vanessa Enoch

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Dr. Vanessa Enoch

I value truth. I believe everyone should. It is sad in this day and age that people have lost sight of the importance of the dignity and honor in being truthful.

Shawna Roberts

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Shawna Roberts

In order to make good decisions in any aspect of our lives, we need to know the truth. Lies and misinformation lead to poor decisions. People need to be able to trust that their public servants will be honest, so that we can make good decisions about the future of our nation. We have seen the way that untruths have negatively affected people when those untruths are used to develop public policy. It is time for that to end.

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Helen Alli

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Helen Alli

I would like to see more accountability in our administration and I believe that we must fight to uphold the truth at all times.

Dan McClellan

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Dan McClellan

Politics has always frustrated me because identity politics have so often taken priority over concern for facts and for good governance. I am taking the pledge to signal that I consider integrity and honesty to be a priority, and so that I am held accountable for being truthful in all that I do and say as a candidate for office and as an elected official.

Shelley Walchak

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Shelley Walchak

Ohio Cannabis Chamber of Commerce

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I believe now is the time for the irrefutable science behind medicinal cannabis values be respected and recognized in society as a whole. The 80 years of propaganda about cannabis needs to end as well as the war on drugs. America needs to become a leader in this industry and not a third world follower.

Joseph Shelton

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It is important that all candidates and all elected people are 100% honest and open with the American People. Without honesty in our campaigns we will fall in support across the United States.

Vince Jennings

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I signed the pledge because the people deserve better.

Brian Hitchcock

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Vinny Marshall

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Truth matters

Joseph Shelton

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Joseph Shelton

It is important all people either running for office or currently in office be open and honest about all their thoughts and what they are working for.

Rob Jarvis

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Lorie McCaughan

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Lorie McCaughan

Andrew Morris

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Andrew Morris

I signed the pledge because it matches my online persona and my real-life persona. Truth is becoming a precious commodity, and must be protected and expanded if we are to improve our political discourse.

Cory Kenneth Buott

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cory. i hope you are not writing the truth. the truth is objective and only the dead are truly objective. peter. -Peter C. Newman wrote this to me, in December 2006. While this seemed true then, and I still agree in part, we have to ask the following questions: What is truth? What is alive/dead? While we have definitions of for both truth and dead -how do we know these definitions are true if we do not challenge them (logically) ourselves? In my exploration, truth carries subjectivity when there is human observer. What is most important here, in my opinion, is to establish as full an interdependent truth as possible -something that is common to all of our experiencing. Based on this, we have some fully interdependent agreement in a concept, prediction, or event. The truth is, I do not completely understand truth beyond letting the moment pass without applying any judgement, prediction, or comparison. But transparency and the criteria expressed in this pledge will help me do my best.

Gus Lyn-Piluso

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Signing the Pro Truth Pledge was a no brainer. Democracy, justice, education, human flourishing, and the biosphere depend on the understanding of what is true. As a college professor and as board chair of the Centre for Inquiry Canada I understand that we must be committed to telling the truth and being willing to stand up and publicly admit if and when we are wrong.

Annie Scranton

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Annie Scranton

Tamborine Borrelli

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Tamborine Borrelli

Ahmed Ghanam

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Bernard Lamborelle

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Bernard Lamborelle

I want my readers and followers to trust that my books and the information I am sharing with them is based on verifiable evidence, and that they can hold me accountable to it.

Mike Clark

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Mike Clark

Like you, I am put off by elected officials that purposely spread misinformation for the goal of raising money and getting elected. As a scientist, I have always sought the facts first before drawing conclusions. Those conclusions are based on sound reasoning skills. We need more people like me elected to public office that are honest and truthful. That is how we lead by example for future generations to follow!

Steven Kaverman

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The truth is vital to a accuracy, to a fair and complete understanding of important issues that face our communities, to progressive political & social action, and to trusted, valued relationships; both in our personal and professional lives.

Meghan Rozell

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I have always believed in the truth, facts, and the importance of transparency. I believe so much that is broken in our world and in our government comes from dishonesty and selfishness. Corruption can be countered with truth.

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Anything good and valuable must be rooted in truth.

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Jerrod Mogan

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Since Intrepid Newsletter was created to bring thoughtful, unbiased, international news and lifestyle content to adventurous women, signing the pledge helps define our values and keep us accountable.

Tri-city

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Our group sees the truth as a fundamental value.

Alon Ganon

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Spreading the truth is important for the entire world to become a better place.

Anne Langley

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The Six Percent

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The truth is the difference between light and dark, good and evil. The truth defines us. Without it. We are lost.

Mauri Long

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Mauri Long

To ensure our democracy, we must end the misinformation in the press and social media.

Soeren O. Ekelund

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Soeren O. Ekelund

Without carefully checked information, the decisions we take are incorrect or at best lucky guesses, and progress is slow due to deceptions and lack of trust - I don\\\'t want to condemn anyone to live in a slow future built on lucky guesses when we can obviously do so much better!

Billy Kovacs

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I believe we need to bring statesmanship back into politics. We should base our decisions on facts, not hollow arguments based on idealistic beliefs. Our government should work for all Americans, and we should never compromise the truth for votes. This is how we restore the health of our democracy and move towards a brighter future for our country.

Sheldon Kirkham

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Sheldon Kirkham

I am opposed to the enactment of any law or policy which engenders the discrimination of people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Our society must jealously defend the recent advancements in protection for people of non-traditional lifestyles and identity.

Kathie Allen

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Kathie Allen

It is impossible to make good policy decisions based upon inaccurate or misleading data. We who aspire to be public servants must uphold the truth both with respect to the ethics that guide our moral selves and with respect to science and evidence-based facts. Like many other people of science running for office in 2018, I stepped up to run because I care about the facts.signed the pledge because restoring truth and integrity to government is the most important issue for me. I am also a family physician trained in science who wants data-driven solutions to policy decisions. I am dismayed by the undermining of science and ethics exhibited by the Trump Administration.

The Columbian Post

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It is the duty of journalists to question the motives of politicians, not to incorporate them as their own.

Neil Patel

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Valerie Cumming

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Valerie Cumming

Pete Daggett

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I hate being scammed.

Jack Marchbanks

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Darin Mann

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Darin Mann

Bob Aagard

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Miguel Angel Rosario Lozada

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Debemos enfocar nuestra recuperación en impartir procesos con la verdad como norte. Para que todos los países del mundo sean eficientes debemos establecer la verdad como la esencia de nuestro diario vivir.

Ravinder Taylor

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Truth matters! The lack of truth today is causing way too many issues.

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Without a belief in truth, other beliefs which are not true can flourish. Without truth there is no falsity and hence no possibility of lying. Under these intellectual conditions any moral stance can be taken (and changed at will) while claiming to be moral since the moral stance is chosen to match the individual\'s personal proclivities. This is moral and intellectual chaos, and is what we find in at least half of today\'s culture.

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William Egginton

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Attorney For Freedom

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Marc J. Victor is an Arizona State bar certified specialist in criminal law who has been zealously representing clients in serious state and federal criminal law matters for well over twenty years. As a long time freedom activist, Mr. Victor is regularly invited to speak to audiences across Arizona on a variety of issues including ending the drug war, the rights of gun owners, the free market, criminal justice issues as well as a variety of other criminal law related issues.

Shahram Vahdany

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Experienced Managing Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Strong media and communication professional skilled in News Writing, Breaking News, Documentaries, Editing, and Feature Writing.

MWC News

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Our central aim is to be an important forum for intellectual battle, and firmly oppose any present or future forms of imperialism that can ultimately intervene in taking away our freedom. We sponsor diversity in our news coverage, yet remain true to issues of substance, encouraging debate so that thoughts and ideas are not just simplistically labeled as belonging to the “right” or to the “left”.

Mitchell Vice

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Peter Harrison

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I am a businessman, software engineer, and scientist, three areas of endeavor where reliable facts and evaluating those facts carefully lead to good decisions and successful outcomes. I believe good legislation and policy is advised by good science, not legislation that dictates what scientists can say or replaces them with industry lobbyists who advocate for short term profits that harm our population and future health. And, finally, I believe the Pro-Truth Pledge is a Pro-America Pledge because a nation built on deception cannot faithfully follow or defend our Constitution.

Mary Wilson

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I want candidates and elected officials to be held to high standards. We should be able to give straightforward answers to constituent questions. Currently, we have a president who has a tangential relationship with the truth, at best. It has caused confusion at home and abroad, making it difficult for policy makers to determine a consistent path. It is one thing to have a difference of opinion on policies and issues that matter to all of us, it is an entirely different thing when we cannot trust our elected officials or candidates. Our country deserves better and candidates need to deliver better.

Scott Milder

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Scott Milder

Restore truth and civility to governance.

Kathy Mohr-Almeida

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Honesty and integrity is needed in public office.

Shawn Lim

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Marcus Lawson

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Albrecht Classen

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Albrecht Classen

Kevin Landers

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It’s the right thing to do

Mark Allen

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Sean Socha

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Sean Socha

Meredith Odell

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As a community journalist, the truth is important to me; people look to me to provide the information they want and need to know.

Hope Massie

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Andrew Tucker

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Honesty and integrity are essential to forming faith and shaping the vocations of students, faculty, and staff here at Capital University and throughout our country.

Suzanne Marilley

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Grant Ritchey

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Clay Jones

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Cynthia

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I work as a broadcaster and educator, and believe this is one of the most important issues of today.

Glen Duggan

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Tom Casey

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Tom Casey

As a candidate for the House and past candidate for NY state offices i have always run on the quote form Thomas Jefferson: The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.

Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe

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Frank Popper

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I teach city planning at Rutgers and Princeton Universities. I joined because it\'s obviously the right thing to do, for the nation and our institutions in general and our students and fields in particular.

Hengfa Shi

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The truth matters, it will set you free.

Jerry Lieberman

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I am very worried about the lack of accurate factual information being used in the world today.

Dr. Hendrik Bullens

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Dr. Hendrik Bullens

we have been suffering from too much stupidity already - time to fight back

Kenneth Lambert

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Kenneth Lambert

Daniel Barth-Jones

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Daniel Barth-Jones

As a scientist dedicated to generating scientific evidence in support of scientific and evidence-based medical and public health systems in the U.S., I understand that we can not afford to undermine the importance of emphasizing our essential reliance on these critical concepts.

Deborah Conklin

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Dennis Robertson

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Dennis Robertson

I believe in telling and hearing the truth.

Cameron Goble

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Cameron Goble

I signed the pledge because I want to support efforts to connect people and understand reality in meaningful ways.

Pontus Böckman

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Manoj Balakrishnan

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Matt Anderson

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Matt Anderson

Jake Bell

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Jake Bell

I spent a lot of money to get a degree in journalism, then spent years watching how facts are twisted and outright ignored in the interest of fairness to both sides of a story. Objectivity and neutrality are not the same thing. We must hold our elected officials to a higher standard and demand truth.

Doug Gilmore

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Doug Gilmore

Tim Snow

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Tim Snow

Fake News Hurts Us.

Hispanic American Freethinkers

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Hispanic American Freethinkers

David Tamayo

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David Tamayo

Dennis Wilson

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Dennis Wilson

Robert Lamar

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Robert Lamar

Having studied the conjuring arts for nearly fifty years, I have an understanding of how AND why people can become fooled, deceived, and be taken in by scams and fraudulent things (be it news, products, etc.). No matter how intelligent a person is, no matter their ability to critically think, anyone, under the right circumstances, can be deceived, and fall for a scam, fake news, or fraudulent behaviour. I work daily to arm myself, and to lessen the chance of me falling into such a predicament. I think it is incumbent for all of us to strive to expose and share the truth—factual and evidentiary truth—at all times. Therefore, this pledge—the Pro-Truth Pledge—is a wonderful way to share just that...the truth...the whole truth...and NOTHING BUT the truth.

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Society is under threat of damage with the spreading of lies and false news on social media. There has to be an effort to set standards for truth. This is a good start at recognising what has to be done.

Olga Lazin-Andrei

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Olga Lazin-Andrei

Cannot live without the Truth!

Vote for Europe

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We are facing some of the most stupid and damaging actions by governments elected and maintained on the basis of lies. Vote for Europe works to support honest politicians who are willing to fight for the truth and help to stop the madness of Brexit.

Steven Rettke

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Steven Rettke

Learning objective truths involving any subject area is the driving force determining most of my values and motivations in life.

Daniel Rutley

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Daniel Rutley

I am a psychotherapist and truth is paramount. Many clients have a difficulty distinguishing between facts and opinions and get caught up in fake news and often distrust reputable news sources.

SMART Politics

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SMART Politics

SMART Politics is taking the Pro-Truth Pledge because democracy depends on the pursuit of truth.

Steven Pomeroy

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Steven Pomeroy

To move forward, we must first agree on where we are and where we've been. Today, that simple proposition is growing harder and harder. The world is an increasingly confusing place, but we have it in our power to make sense of it all if we pledge to think critically and listen. The Pro-Truth pledge could finally return us to a common set of facts, acknowledged by all.

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Tony Sadar

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Tony Sadar

To serve the people of all nations.

Olga Bourlin

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As editor of The Human Prospect, the journal for the Institute for Science and Human Values, our intent corresponds very much with the Pro-Truth practice of examining new scientific evidence, theories, and conclusions, as well as their impact upon and relationship to society, values, and ethics.

William M. London

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I signed the pledge because I believe that we need to assess trustworthiness of information, people, and organization based on careful assessment of truthfulness of claims made rather than on the basis of tribalism, ideology, or wishful thinking.

Stephan Neuhauss

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I pledged because in our age of media confusion democracy is in real danger if we do not find ways to ensure a new level of honesty. Honesty and responsibility, also in self correcting mistakes, is an essential ingredient of an open civil society.

SEVA Skeptics

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The truth shall set us free.

Jerry Avillion

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Irasema Hernandez

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Ramona Thompson

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Ramona Thompson

Ryan Cahall

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Bich Ha Pham

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Courtney Marden

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Psarah Johnson

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Michele Wucker

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Michele Wucker

I signed the pledge because the truth matters, even when we disagree with it.

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Nicholas Wolfinger

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Nicholas Wolfinger

I signed the pledge because I am a college professor, and truthfulness is the bedrock on which all scholarly inquiry rests.

Jeff Zacks

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Edward Wimberly

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Jay Kanzler

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Roifield Brown

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Peter Uvin

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Joseph Kumi

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Joseph Kumi

Richard Volkman

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Craig Walker

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Craig Walker

Richard Wallace

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Richard Wallace

Robert Singh

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Robert Singh

Erica Li

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Siri Terjesen

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Siri Terjesen

Intellectual and scientific integrity is critical to advancing society.

Curtis Barnes

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Laurence Steinberg

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Laurence Steinberg

If scientists don’t pledge to report the truth, who will?

Sean Stevens

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Aidan Coughlan

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Timothy Sisemore

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As a scientist, I believe in representing reality as best as we can apprehend it and believe a society that bases its culture on reality will be more likely to thrive than one that edits and distorts it to conform to an ideology.

Marlana Portolano

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Natalie Obrecht Lindemann

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Joshua Schwartz

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Joshua Schwartz

Carter Pochynok

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Shireen Ghorbani

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Justin Kanew

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Justin Kanew

Without truth, we have nothing. Making truth-based decisions is the only way we keep this country heading in the right direction, and with misinformation more prevalent than ever, a commitment to the truth is more important than ever.

Andrew Cohen

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Andrew Cohen

Guy Rowlands

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Jack Powers

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Jack Powers

Christopher Robertson

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Susan Robbins

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Susan Robbins

Nik Rokop

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Nik Rokop

I signed the pledge to join and support a diverse group of people who also make decisions and act on facts and truth as much as humanly possible.

Robert Ronau

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Robert Ronau

Nicole Kraft

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Nicole Kraft

Jim Persinger

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Lindsay Paterson

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Lindsay Paterson

Marina Jirotka

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Marina Tulemetova

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Marina Tulemetova

Nathaniel Mitchell

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To make accurate assessments of states of the world, analysts and sociologists, scientists and laypersons require true and accurate information. Without true and accurate information, the decisions are made without informed knowledge (informed consent). Parties are agreeing to statements/ideas/stances without questioning their own positions and without appealing to rigour. This must not continue

Steve Stewart-Williams

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Steve Stewart-Williams

Jeffrey Morris

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Jeffrey Morris

Becca Morley

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Becca Morley

Kevin Krahenbuhl

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Josh Goldberger

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Cathy Hankla

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Cathy Hankla

Gregory Lippiatt

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Eric Kaufmann

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Amit Bhattacharjee

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Kristen Truempy

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It is a worthy and timely initiative. I was approached by Dr Gleb Tsipursky and he stated that the podcast already adheres to the guidelines.

Casey Dorman

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Jason Jewell

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Jason Jewell

Wouter Hanegraaff

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Brian Kennelly

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Brian Kennelly

Douglas Simson

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John Johnson

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John Johnson

I am a scientist, engaged in a lifelong search for accurate and reliable knowledge about human beings and our place in the universe. As a member of the scientific community, I strive to discover what is true and I depend upon others to share their truthful accounts of their own research. But my mission is undermined by those who deny the current scientific consensus on any issue and spread disinformation about it simply because that consensus interferes with their personal and political interests or contradicts what their wishful thinking. I took the Pro-Truth Pledge to emphasize my own commitment to be truthful and to encourage others to be truthful as well.

Lauren Griffin

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Lauren Griffin

I signed the pledge because the politicization of facts, expertise, and information has a corrosive effect on our society and damages our democracy. Change has to start with us.

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Adrian Bangerter

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Adrian Bangerter

Fermenting Opinions

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Fermenting Opinions is a podcast hosted by David Popiden and James McVeigh. David works in special education and leans left politically. James is an attorney who leans right and identifies as a Libertarian. It is the mission of Fermenting Opinions to promote civil discourse in political debate in an attempt to bridge the political divide that is currently plaguing the United States. To promote this mission, Fermenting Opinions utilizes a traditional interview format that presents questions to guests from both sides of the political aisle. In essence, as David tells us at the start of every podcast, Fermenting Opinions is the podcast in search of a more palatable political ferment.

Utah's CD-4 Coalition

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Mark Henderson

I took the pledge simply because I believe in the mission behind it - truthful communication and action driven by rational thinking.

Laura Hopkins

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Laura Hopkins

I'm taking the Pro-Truth Pledge because truth is something that should never be taken for granted. I may have, at times, repeated something casually without checking its veracity or avoided acknowledging a fact because it was uncomfortable (like that one right there). By taking this pledge, I am prioritizing truth above pride and reminding myself that even if the world is not always honest, I can be if I try. I am acknowledging that finding the truth is not easy - millions of researchers dedicate their lives to that endeavor. It is worth aspiring to. Truth, fairness, and peace - all easy to advocate for, but in honesty, require work and perpetual vigilance to achieve.

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Scott Hazzard

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Scott Hazzard

After an interview with Gleb on my podcast, I was extremely ready to take this pledge. All public figures, politicians, and journalists, should be held to a higher standing when it comes to being honest with the public. It is our responsibility to be part of the solution. The state of the truth in this country is of utmost importance to our future as a nation.

Patrick Brown

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Geoff Walton

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Geoff Walton

It is time to recognise that much of what is said in the media and by politicians is at best partial and at worst wholly inaccurate. If we teach people to automatically question every piece of information they read, in other words to become information and media literate we can help create a society which believes nothing unless it is properly evidenced, balanced and stated in a reasoned way. We can do this by giving people the tools of information and media literacy early in their educational career. In so doing we will enable people to build their own psychological immune system or \'cognitive firewall\' and begin to make them immune to the viruses of post-truth and alternative facts.

Michaela Burriss

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Jessi Wynn

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Jedediah Walls

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It is important for us to keep facts and science at the forefront of our culture.

Bill Meyer

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Bill Meyer

Matthew Sullivan

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Matthew Sullivan

Bruce Bookout

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Monica Brinkman

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Monica Brinkman

Reem Mokhtar

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Kieran Cartharn

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Ginger Wireman

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Ginger Wireman

I pledge to tell the truth and work to make sure transparency is pro-actively achieved. Just because something is available online, does not mean it is transparent if no one can find it through a simple search.

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Adin Briggs

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Adin Briggs

Colleen Craig

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Colleen Craig

Kate Moran

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With as many rumors and exaggerated lies being spread throughout the internet and television networks, it is important to be able to speak the truth and call out lies. It is equally important to admit when one has been duped, so that others can be spared from spreading falsehoods.

Susan Kayne

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As a Writer and Educator, I took the Pro-Truth Pledge to declare my belief in the inimitable value of Truth. I believe that Truth is the only force capable of commandeering indifference for the sake of quelling apathy. In my field of Equine Welfare, the absence of factual information has served as a death sentence for tens of thousands of horses. Without transparency, it is impossible to determine an effective and ethical course of action. Hidden agendas veiled in half-truths are catalysts to promulgate cognitive dissonance. I believe in the goodness of people. I believe that informed and educated people will make better choices for humanity, our non-human co-habitants, and the environment. And, I believe with all my heart that the Truth, more than any other virtue, has the power to embolden us to create a kinder, freer, and more just future.

Ullrich Ecker

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Ullrich Ecker

I study the impact of misinformation on people\'s memory, reasoning, and decision making, as well as ways to counteract misinformation. Fighting misinformation requires a concerted effort; thus we need initiatives like this one to build social norms around pro-truth behaviours, encourage people to to speak up whenever misinformation is encountered, and build trust in trustworthy source.

Leland Beaumont

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Reality is our common ground. By seeking true beliefs we can move forward together. See: https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Seeking_True_Beliefs

Miriam R. B. Abbott

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The Note Gazette

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The Note Gazette

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Ken Jones

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Blind Dive

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Jason Houk

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Tristan Rader

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I took this pledge because we need accountable leaders who will be honest, forthcoming and transparent in their service to the community. With the constant attacks on journalism and truth, in general, we need to help work hard to restore the faith of the people in government and the media. Thank you for leading this charge and I am honored to sign the Pro-Truth Pledge!

Laura Wagner

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I direct the Language Sciences Research Lab located inside of the COSI science museum: https://u.osu.edu/thebln/language-pod/ One of our goals is to help the public understand how science works and to promote a pro-science world.

Douglas Nix

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I took the pledge because the truth is critical to the functioning of democracy. Anything less is a profound disservice to our society and the world.

Abdulrasheed Saleh Michika

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Cody Brewer

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Henry Bauer

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Stefan Rahmstorf

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Stefan Rahmstorf

I welcome this pledge because it explicitly states key ingredients of an open, honest discourse that is seeking the truth. These points almost go without saying and (I assume) are taken for granted by most of us in academia. Nevertheless we are now increasingly faced with actors in public discourse who are not acting in good faith and who try to misinform. An example from my field of expertise is those who deny human-caused global warming by twisting and cherry-picking evidence. Therefore it is important to remind everyone of the basic ethics essential for an honest and productive debate, without which an open democratic society cannot thrive.

Gordon Pennycook

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Gordon Pennycook

I am a psychologist whose research has shown that analytic thinking helps inoculate against misinformation, fake news, and pseudo-profound bullshit. I support any effort that aims to get people thinking about truth and evidence.

Ansgar Koene

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Ansgar Koene

David Budescu

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David  Budescu

Annette Taylor

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Annette Taylor

Steven Sloman

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Steven Sloman

Charles Harper

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Charles Harper

Antonia Krefeld-Schwalb

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Antonia Krefeld-Schwalb

Alan Schwartz

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Alan Schwartz

Deb Vanasse

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Deb Vanasse

Hyrum Matthews

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Hyrum Matthews

Alexia Bohwim

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Go vegan.

Michael Jaquish

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Michael Jaquish

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Shane Greenup

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Improving the accuracy of our knowledge does not happen by accident. It requires continuous effort. http://blog.rbutr.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/logo.png

Chelsea Rustad

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My name is Chelsea Rustad, and I am a member of the Socialist Party USA. I was invited to take the Pro-Truth Pledge by a member of my local Olympia IWW, and felt it was a fantastic opportunity to emphasize the importance of critical thinking, citing sources, science-based expertise, and due diligence by all candidates and elected officials to represent facts and truthfulness to the best of their ability. I am of the opinion that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, because we have already witnessed the biased distortion of the facts in corporate media sources, lobbyist-influenced politicians under the control of big donors, lies of omission, and misleading clickbait floating around in social media. Therefore, all elected officials must demonstrate the integrity, impartiality, and forthrightness necessary to provide wise and informed leadership, and to make the right decisions for the future. The truth always matters!

College of Curiosity

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College of Curiosity

Facts matter, and they're under attack by those who thinks their values are more important than objective reality. The College of Curiosity pledges to never knowingly share false information, and to correct any mistakes as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Kevin deLaplante

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Brendan Phillips

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Earth Organization for Sustainability

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Yes We Can Columbus

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The leadership of Yes We Can Columbus support the mission of the Pro-Truth Pledge wholeheartedly! Fair, unbiased information can be difficult to find. This is particularly true in political campaigning at the local level where there are often only one or two news sources covering local politics, if any. Yes We Can Columbus is committed to making civic engagement more accessible in Columbus by raising awareness around issues that matter to working people. We want to our city officials tackling complex problems like income inequality and corporate welfare, police violence, climate change, and inequities in public education. To have this, we need an educated and engaged constituency. We are grateful to the Pro-Truth Pledge for promoting democratic values by holding politicians and candidates accountable to the truth.

Colleen Dempsey

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Amy Harkins

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I took the pledge because I want the people of Columbus to have access to fair, accurate information when making their voting choices in local elections.

Erin Upchurch

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I am taking the pledge because I believe everyone in Columbus deserves access to accurate information to inform their vote in local elections.

Abby Vaile

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I took the pledge because I believe the people of Columbus deserve access to accurate information to inform their voting in local elections.

Jasmine Ayres

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I think politicians should be accountable for the claims they make. City Council members should be giving weekly press conferences, and the city’s website should be more transparent.

Will Petrik

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I think we need to be honest about our challenges in order to build a better future. That is a commitment every public servant should be ready to make.

John Peters

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Tell the truth: sounds like a good idea.

James Franklin

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Jeff Wagg

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Facts matter, and they're under attack by those who thinks their values are more important than objective reality. I, and the College of Curiosity pledge to never knowingly share false information, and to correct any mistakes as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Our Revolution: Salt Lake and Surrounding Counties

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We are taking the pledge because we, as a group, believe truth, in the media, politics, and our work as a group, is of utmost importance. By signing the pledge, we hope to help encourage our elected officials to join us in signing and holding each other accountable.

Melissa Lipomi

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Michael Smith

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Adam Davis

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It is critical that in an era where the President is constantly lying about miniscule, easily disprovable things to disorient and distract us that we recenter our public discourse on facts and reality. Disagreements are not new, and will always be present, but these disagreements must be grounded in truth and facts. Only then will once again achieve the civil, high-minded discourse that seems to evade us at present.

Melissa Manrow

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I believe in data-based decision making and factual discussion. https://www.melissamanrow.com/

Unite Pasco

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Kelly Cruse

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Joe Begeny

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Okanogan County Democratic Central Committee

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Resist for GOOD

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Resist for GOOD

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Sophia Hawes-Tingey

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Marla Mott-Smith

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Emily Hase

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Adam Thompson

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Darlene McDonald

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Darlene McDonald

When our elected officials lie, it could really mean the difference between life and death. Our elected officials lied about the ACA for over 7 years. This lie has shaped public opinion and policy. We must hold our elected officials accountable when they do not tell the truth and support them when they do, even if it\'s not politically expedient to do so.

Rob Moore

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Mike Hazel

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Thomas Jicha

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Thomas Lucente

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Amy Jones

I took the pledge as I am sick of seeing lies and deceit in the news, particularly on social media - it is all so depressing. On my podcast Amy Talks Politics, I address this regularly, as people believe a lot of fake news and updates that are not true.

Faith & Freedom Coalition Delaware

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Alexandra Hegel

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I took the pro-truth pledge because I think misrepresentation of news and information by the media is a problem of ever-increasing magnitude. I want to support efforts to promote honesty in journalism and politics. I hope that more politicians will be encouraged to sign this pledge as more of their constituents sign on, and hopefully this will help hold them to a higher standard.

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Christopher Peters

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We face some tough problems in America, and knowing how to address them adequately requires first understanding them fully. To do so, we need honest and substantive discussion on all important issues, and not merely superficial and frequently argumentative partisan talking points. Unfortunately, those have become the norm, and we need to actively resist by behaving civilly, being willing to engage in discussions with those with whom we may disagree, and to hold our elected representatives responsible to do the same.

Linda Wattley

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Johnny Martin

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Andre Salais

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I became a political strategist because I value our representative democracy and the ideals democracy implies. For a democratic state to work, participants must promote open dialogue, consensus building, accountability, and a preference for truth. Rejection of truth, suppression, of science, and partisanship in spite of the facts are not conducive with justice, equitable representation for all, fact-based policy, or the best interests of the people. We have a moral responsibility to demand honesty from our elected officials, their consultants, and public figures who play a major role in writing our social and political narratives. If we truly value democracy, being Pro-Truth is our only option.

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It is a simple pledge, to help correct a serious problem. I am happy to refer to this pledge in all my public discourse and what I claim to be is my understanding of the truth.

Ted Apelt

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Joseph E. Donlan, PhD

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Church of the Basement Dragon

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This is signed on behalf of the entire body of volunteers and administrators of the Basement Dragon. We are committed to the truth, the facts, and the evidence, no matter what any of them are or where they may lead. The world we live in is best navigated by knowing and abiding by what is evidently true, and not by that which is either not evidently true, or by what is evidently false. We will not forget, nor allow others to forget, that the truth is always there to be found, no matter what people believe, nor will we shirk our duty to inform people of the facts, however unpleasant they may be. Better the hard truth than comforting lie.

Cory Johnston

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Cory Johnston

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Thomas Sheedy

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Conor Robinson

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Harry Shaughnessy

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Susan Chapelle

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As a researcher, pro-truth has been not just important to me in politics, but an essential and critical way to engage with the world. Policy should be evidence informed, and not based on hyperbole or belief systems.

Frazer Kirkman

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Matthew DeMello

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Joe Elder

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Getting Better Foundation

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Our mission at the Getting Better Foundation is to promote trust through education about positive trends in human behavior. Truth is our highest value. The power of our message is propelled by the integrity of our organization. Honesty and attention to detail are the foundations for building our credibility. At Phelps, a marketing communications company, Truth is our highest value. We work only for companies whose products and services make the world a better place. That will happen only if Truth is an important part of their mission. Joe Phelps, Founder of Phelps and the Getting Better Foundation

Clark Donley

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Barış Bayram

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Barış Bayram

Rev. Bill Weir

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KATO MUKASA

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National Compass

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National Compass, an online news magazine, shares with Intentional Insights, the values of promoting facts above ideology when covering stories involving elected officials, government agencies and private individuals. A core of our mission is providing readers accurate information vetted by consulting responsible reporters and journalists in the field and fact checking the information and data from multiple credible sources. We were disturbed by the proliferation of clickbait, rumors and hoaxes perpetrated during the national elections and committed to be part of the solution and not a facet of the ongoing problem. We wholeheartedly embrace and endorse the mission of the Pro-Truth Pledge and are honored to be part of the revolution both individually and corporately. http://www.nationalcompass.net/2017/06/21/mexican-officials-drug-cartel-partners-target-journalists-death/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2017/07/12/north-koreas-icbm-launch-reaction-risks-russias-alternate-facts/

March for Democracy

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Awesome Astronomy took the pledge as soon as we heard about it. In doing so we have the opportunity to stand up for truth at such a critical time when the creation and dissemination of falsehoods is so prevalent. By taking the pledge, and abiding by its principals we can not only help combat falsehoods and inaccuracies in print and online, but also encourage our fans to commit to the core principals of sharing, honouring and encouraging truth too.

April Kemp

There is a lack of ethics, morals, and values in our culture. My bachelor's degree is in science. I do not tolerate the depreciation of facts. The people who lie need to be held accountable. I work in a public school system teaching impressionable young children it is unacceptable to lie, yet people in power dismiss my words and undermine me daily. How do I explain what's going on in our federal government to my students? The corruption is out of control.The Constitution was written to give the citizens of this country authority. Elected officials should be servants of citizens representing their best interests, not the best interests of corporations or the government officials themselves. Now is our time for the grassroots movement to choose our people and our planet with respect, dignity, and TRUTH.

Betty Field

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Betty Field

Douglas Coleman

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Douglas  Coleman

WFAQ-LP FM

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WFAQ-LP FM

WFAQ-LP fm www.wfaq.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WFAQ-LP

Bob Solomon

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As a physician with a long-time, deeply serious, professional interest in biomedical and professional ethics, and more broadly in ethical conduct in all aspects of life, I applaud this effort as a citizen and as a candidate for public office.

Michael Callaway

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Randy Grein

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Randy Grein

Richard Sagall

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John Loftus

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James Woods

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John Jackson

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Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty

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Morgan Stringer

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Morgan Stringer

Bart Campolo

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Bart Campolo

Jonathan Pearce

I am a philosopher, author and blogger who has an interest in truth. In fact, my life's ambition is to move inexorably closer to something like an objective truth (if one exists). It is also in my best interests, as one advocating for rational, empiriclly-based opinion-, argument- and policy-making. My blog, "A Tippling Philosopher" and all of my books and talks are, in some sense (I truly hope), manifestations of trying to achieve the goal of being as truthful and honest with not only everyone I am appealing to but, just as equally, to myself.

Mary Johnson

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Few things are as important as speaking the truth. We can make progress as a society only to the extent that we can trust each other, and that we use checks and balances to keep us honest. I hope everyone will make truth a priority in their lives.

Ed Buckner

As an author ("In Freedom We Trust"; Prometheus Books) and former leader of two different national groups (Council for Secular Humanism and American Atheists), frequent speaker, writer of essays and letters, and debater, I have grappled often with the problems addressed by the Pro-Truth Pledge. Everyone, regardless of stances on religion, politics, social values, science, and the environment, can be effective only if care is taken about sources, being critical of claims even when those claims support one's preferences, and tentative about his own claims. Peer review, in science and academe, is not just a traditional good habit--it is crucial to the integrity of the institutions and reputations of the people involved, and necessary for progress toward better understanding. See, for more about me (these are merely examples from many online sources): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Buckner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4NFDUw6RE4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw0_wYS7PE0

Phil Zuckerman

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Phil Zuckerman

John Perkins

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John Perkins

Benjamin Radford

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Jeremy Kasey

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As a host of Secular Nation Podcast, I feel it is of the utmost importance to report legitmate facts grounded in reality. Institutions and individuals can not improve if they are led by false information. This includes my podcast. Having a public and transparent process for my listeners to hold me to account insures I dont fall into a Post Truth bubble. This is why I am taking the pledge. You can keep me honest by contacting me through email at jeremy.kasey@atheistallianceofamerica.org or tweeting at me @secularjak.

Christine Shellska

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Christine Shellska

Douglas Berger

Website Secular Left Secular Ohio

I took the pledge to acknowledge the steps all of us should take if we have a blog, write for the media, or share items with our friends. Facts, and truths coming from those facts, have no political bias. One way to address the deep political divisions in this country is to make sure we have the facts and that we share the truth in public. I write for a personal blog, a church and state blog, and I volunteer as co-chair for the Secular Coalition for Ohio. I personally make sure to fact check any information I put out in public and retract any information that turns out not be true.

Pamela Martin

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Madilyn Love

Facebook Trans Atheist Podcast

As a podcaster and radio host for programs that support rational thought and humanism, I want to believe as many true things as possible, and as few false things as possible. The Pro-Truth pledge is my pledge to do just that in all my interactions.

Stephanie Savage

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Skeptic Bret

As a host of a skeptical podcast, and leader of Pikes Peak Atheists, I am proud to add my name to the growing list of those who respect the truth over political affiliation, religious conviction, social position, or economic stature. My dedication to what is true, regardless of previously held beliefs, will hopefully be an inspiration to those mired in political double speak, religious motivation, and any other form of self-serving methodology. Let the record show that I am dedicated to what is true, no matter the consequences, because an educated society clears a path for the intellectually honest to lead us to ever greener pastures. -Skeptic Bret-

Kaveh Mousavi

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I signed the Pro-Truth pledge because I want to encourage skeptical and critical thinking, especially when it comes to politics and political behavior. I understand why this issue is very important for Americans — Donald Trump basically memed his way into the White House by being the king of fake news. However, this issue has impacted Iranian politics a lot as well. We used to be a nation under foreign influence. We were never officially colonized, but there has been times that our regimes were the puppets of foreign countries, mostly the UK, and at times when our country was divided as a sphere of influence between the British and Russians. Because of this history conspiracy theories are very prevalent among Iranians: in 1979, the revolutionaries were convinced that they were toppling a regime that was the puppet of the USA, and the Shah was equally convinced that the USA was behind the revolutionaries. Whenever a public figure dies, people begin attributing their death to assassination. The regime likes to blame everything on foreign meddling — usually on the “Zionists”, while the opposition blame everything on a conspiracy of the regime. The latest example was the recent terror attacks in Tehran, when many people called them false flag attacks. There’s a strong link between a conspiratorial mind and a totalitarian mind. And critical thinking is the tool of a free person, transparency and seeking the truth is paramount for a democratic society: for the freedom of press, for the ideal of informed choice. To me, having a pro-truth attitude and promoting skepticism in the place of credulity is an integral part of my activism as a pro-democracy reformist. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/marginoferr/

Brian Mosley

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Brian Mosley

Rachel Coyle

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Rachel Coyle

Skip Kelly

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Money, lies, manipulation, and corruption are the norm in our political system. I might not agree with everyone's opinion on the issues, but I'm always happy to have a debate based on FACTS. I'm tired of the disinformation. I'm tired of trying to discuss the direction of the country with people who have deeply held beliefs based on lies. It's time for voters to demand the truth. We need HONEST debate about the future of our nation.

Jonathan Willis

Website

The Wayward Willis Podcast strives to present information in an entertaining way, but promises to research, analyze, and relay the information truthfully and coherently. We will not spread stories known to be false or that originate from sources known to generate misinformation and/or confusion. We will, wherever necessary, offer corrections and/or clarification for our podcast episodes. We will not purposely misinform or incite our listeners, nor will we unduly malign or release the personal information of a person without their consent. The truth is the most important resource we have.

Thomas Smith

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Thomas Smith

Michael Britt

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Michael Britt

Amy Ray

Secular Yakking Twitter

As a host on a podcast, I strive to bring the most honest content to our listeners and work to hold other public figures accountable for their words.

Robert Ray

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Robert  Ray

As a podcaster, I feel it is my responsibility to provide the most accurate information to my listeners. That is why I use reliable sources and fact check the articles before posting them or using them in the show. Since our show has a slight political bent, we want to make sure public officials are being called out whenever they making incorrect or dishonest claims. That is why Secular Yakking supports and promotes the Pro-Truth Pledge. http://secularyakking.com/ https://www.facebook.com/secularyakking/ https://twitter.com/

Dr. Charles Parker

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Dr. Charles Parker

Agnes Vishnevkin

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Agnes Vishnevkin

Norman Schultz

I took the pledge because it simply makes sense and reflects the values I've already had for the past 20+ years. Words should mean something, and as Kant would point out, how you use them either contributes to or undermines the moral foundations of society.

Jordan Cooper

Facebook Public Interest Podcast Ballotpedia - was a 2018 Democratic candidate for District 16 of the Maryland House of Delegates.
Jordan Cooper

Jordan P. Cooper, Host of PublicInterestPodcast.com, has long valued public service. Jordan has been involved with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act across the public and private sectors in hospitals, health insurance organizations, advocacy groups, the state legislature, and physician groups. Jordan ran as a Democratic Candidate for Delegate in the 2014 election cycle and is running again in 2018: www. Cooper4MD.com. He served as the President of the Luxmanor Citizens Association (2013-2014) and as the Chair of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Customer Advisory Board. He currently serves on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee, and the Rockville Selective Service Board. He is an Area Coordinator in District 16 for the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee and is a member of the District 16 Democratic Board. Jordan has degrees from JHSPH and Vassar College.

Lynda Paquette (Lamp)

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Lynda Paquette (Lamp)

I am an author and speaker; my pen name is Lynda Lamp. I am writing a handbook for humanity for living consciously in the 21st Century, titled: Walking Through Your Walls, Loving Yourself and Everyone Else! In Volume I, currently available in hardback and ebook, I focus on how we find the truth. Taking the Pro-Truth Pledge seems like second nature to me. The protection of our freedom of speech in the Constitution was not put there to protect lies and misrepresentations. There is a difference between the form of freedom of speech that is protected, versus the people who want to use the protection to allow themselves to spread lies and misinformation. We must insist on truth, we must pursue truth, we must protect truth.

Val Rendel

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Val Rendel

Cliff Hansen

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My name is Cliff Hansen and I am the host of the Just Us Podcast which is allied with Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress. We are working to elect politicians who are accountable to the people instead of corporations by running primary candidates against every single corporate incumbent. While I feel we need to hold them financially accountable, I love the idea of the Pro-Truth Pledge because it holds them accountable to their words as well. In addition to politicians, I have had employers lie and order me to lie. Even job titles and resumes have lost any meaning as deceit is encouraged if not required. This trend toward Newspeak must end, and as with all things, that happens by individuals taking a step in the right direction. So I will take the pledge and encourage the politicians I endorse to be similarly accountable. I may also, someday, get the guts to request HR and my bosses to take the pledge as well, but don't count on it! https://justicedemocratspodcast.wordpress.com/ https://irrsa.wordpress.com/

Don Rodgers

I am taking the Truth Pledge because I will tell the truth and I want the truth. I want to hear the concerns of residents in my town and take action to fix them. Thank you.

Howard Ross

I am an consultant and author who works on issues of diversity, inclusion and leadership with a specialty in addressing unconscious bias. I believe the truth is critical to our developing a greater sense of consciousness about our attitudes and behaviors. Keep up the good work!

August Brunsman IV

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August Brunsman IV

Executive Director Secular Student Alliance www.secularstudents.org

Benjamin Watkins

I am the cohost of the Real Atheology Podcast. We take the pursuit of truth for its own sake as paramount. We wholly support the efforts of those involved with Pro-Truth Pledge, and are excited to help contribute. I have been using the facebook hashtag #MakeFactsMatterAgain to emphasis fact-based policy, and clear and impartia