Pod Save America Digs Into No Corporate PAC Trend

August 14, 2018

ICYMI – On today’s episode of Pod Save America, hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss the powerful political message candidates can send to voters by rejecting corporate PAC money and the important policy implications for getting corporate money out of politics. LISTEN at 23:50: Pod Save America – “The White Nationalist Variety Hour” [August 14, […]

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Op-ed: The Hill: Kavanaugh nomination a make or break moment to repeal Citizens United

August 9, 2018

Today, former Congressman Ron Barber, a member of ECU’s board of directors, and Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) penned a joint op-ed looking at the disastrous impact Judge Kavanaugh could have on our democracy by allowing special interests to spend more money with less transparency and accountability in our elections. Op-ed: The Hill: Kavanaugh nomination a make […]

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ICYMI: Rep. Schneider Introduces Prohibiting Perks and Privileges Act

August 3, 2018

End Citizens United applauds Rep. Brad Schneider for introducing the Prohibiting Perks and Privileges Act. The bill would prevent former Members of Congress who become lobbyists from taking advantage of congressional benefits, strengthen transparency requirements, and help ensure responsible use of taxpayer-funded travel. —– Schneider Introduces Bill to Prevent Former Members of Congress who Lobby […]

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AP: Corporate donations are new test for Democratic candidates

August 2, 2018

If you only read one thing today, it should be this AP story about the movement to reject corporate PAC money in the Democratic party. Key Points: Long considered a peripheral issue in midterm elections, money in politics is emerging as a new litmus test for Democratic candidates. In ads, stump speeches and debates, scores of politicians […]

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ICYMI: Max Rose Announces Pledge to Reject Federal Lobbyist Money

July 31, 2018

“Once again, Max Rose is raising the bar. By rejecting money from federal lobbyists – in addition to corporate PACs – Max is proving he won’t be bought and sold by Big Money special interests,” said Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United. “While Max is taking bold action and showing real leadership for the people […]

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Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Rosendale’s gimmick doesn’t pass smell test

July 20, 2018

Following ECU’s press conference call on Wednesday with Rep. Bryce Bennett demanding that Matt Rosendale return the campaign contributions he gained from his elaborate money laundering scheme, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle issued their own editorial slamming Rosendale for his “skullduggery” in skirting the law and calling on him to return the money. “Rosendale, who has thus far […]

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Elko Daily Free Press: Letter: Congress needs to pass DISCLOSE Act

July 17, 2018

Yesterday, End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller rebuked Thomas Mitchell’s latest column in the Elko Daily Free Press for his criticism of the DISCLOSE Act. In a letter to the editor, Muller touts the DISCLOSE Act as a critical step in advancing donor disclosure and restoring transparency in our elections. Elko Daily Free Press: Letter: Congress […]

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Daily Beast: GOP Senate Hopeful Cooks Books, Skirts Donation Limits

July 12, 2018

Matt Rosendale’s end-run around campaign finance laws is sketchy, slimy, and downright unethical. Maryland Matt’s flagrant attempt at skirting the rules stands in stark contrast to Montana’s proud tradition of good government, fair elections, and a commitment to transparency. Daily Beast: GOP Senate Hopeful Cooks Books, Skirts Donation Limits Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast 12 July 2018 […]

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City Pages: Jason Lewis Replaces Paul Ryan as Top 20 Most Purchasable Congressmen

July 3, 2018

City Pages today spotlighted Representative Jason Lewis’ penchant for taking special interest money and voting against his constituents’ interests. Lewis’ record of doing the bidding of his donors at the expense of Minnesotans earned him a spot on End Citizens United’s Big Money 20, a list that represents the worst of Washington’s rigged system. City Pages: Jason […]

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