Glenn S. Anderson

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is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He is a Democratic member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 6th District since 2007 and currently serving as the Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

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GlennAnderson81 karma

So I have a question for all of you. If you could change one thing about Congress, what would it be?

GlennAnderson45 karma

I couldn't agree more Cheeky! I think that the influence lobbyists hold threatens to undermine our democracy. Like you said, representatives are elected by the people and for the people. They're supposed to be on the side of the people and not on the side of money. What would you like to see done to change this?

GlennAnderson42 karma

Yes, this is fantastic! We used to have a system where those donations needed to be published in elections but because of the court case Citizens United in 2010, they don't have to do this. Big corporations or lobbyists don't have the limitations now, which is why we need to get rid of SuperPACs. Going to Congress isn't about getting rich, its about doing what's right and best for the people. So I think we need to put these tight restrictions in place and reign in on SuperPACs.

GlennAnderson33 karma

My laptop runs Windows 7 Home but I also use my iPad which runs iOS5. Luckly, at the moment, both at the moment can surf the internet unhindered by SOPA.

GlennAnderson30 karma

Thanks for helping me out with that! I posted on my Facebook. Sorry that I hadn't done that before.

GlennAnderson29 karma

You make a good point about insider trading too. It's illegal for the rest of us, it should be just as reprehensible to our leaders.

GlennAnderson28 karma

I'm kind of new to this, what am I supposed to do?

GlennAnderson20 karma

Anti-bullying legislation was one of my passions in the State Senate and I had sponsored the bill even in my early years in the legislature. I brought the bill up when I was first in the Senate in 2006. Bullying is just wrong in my book and I worked hard with Kevin Epling, whose son died as a result of bullying in Michigan, to see a bill go through. But what the Senate ended up passing was absolutely awful and went against everything I was hoping it would achieve.

Like you said, it allowed a license to bully based on strong moral convictions or beliefs. So as long as you believed strongly that a kids was against your beliefs, a kid or a staff member could bully them. I voted no on both bills that went through because they didn't protect kids which is exactly the main point of anti-bullying. You can check out more of my comments at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUHzRjrgDCU where I talked to MSNBC about my vote on the issue

GlennAnderson18 karma

Thanks DJ!

GlennAnderson17 karma

Thanks everyone for all of the questions and comments today! It has been great talking with everyone and I've really enjoyed the feedback. It's getting a little late and I think I need to go to bed. I'll check in the morning for any new questions and feel free to send me comments on my website at www.glennandersonforcongress.com or email me at [email protected].

You can also contact me on my Facebook and Twitter.

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