The Progressive Pulse: Campaign finance reformers demand Burr recuse himself from considering Trump Ed Secretary nominee over $43K in contributions

January 6, 2017

By: Rob Schofield Two national advocacy groups dedicated to combating big money corruption in politics are calling on Senator Richard Burr to recuse himself from considering Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Education Secretary. And from the sounds of the following release distributed by the groups (End Citizens United and Every Voice) they’ve got a heck […]

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Politico: GOP, TRUMP HATCH BORDER WALL PLAN – Today: Dems raise a ruckus on House floor – RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL LIKELY NEXT WEEK – Cold feet? GOP angst over Obamacare repeal – O’ROURKE ‘VERY LIKELY’ TO TAKE ON CRUZ

January 6, 2017

By: Heather Caygle JAM JAM JAM— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has teed up a disastrous schedule for Democrats next week, jamming the chamber’s major events into one day and likely hampering a long-time Democratic strategy to attack Trump’s cabinet nominees and slow down the confirmation process. McConnell has scheduled “six Cabinet-level confirmations hearings for […]

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End Citizens United Launches Action Network

December 12, 2016

THE MULTIFACETED EFFORT WILL ACTIVATE ECU’S MEMBERS AND HOLD CONGRESS AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE   By: Tiffany Muller Executive Director, End Citizens United More money and less transparency.  That’s the Republican plan for our campaign finance system. In 2017, the GOP will control every branch of government. They’re poised to push for new ways […]

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Roll Call: Democratic PAC Transitions to Advocacy Role in 2017

December 8, 2016

End Citizens United taps into 2016’s frustration with establishment By Simone Pathe 2016 wasn’t the year Democrats wanted it to be. But for one PAC created this cycle to elect Democrats at the federal level, this year’s election results may actually validate support for their mission: getting big money out of politics. End Citizens United detects from […]

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Telegraph Exposes Pro-Trump Super PAC Scheme to Illegally Raise Foreign Money

October 24, 2016

An investigation by Telegraph reporters has demonstrated that a pro-Donald Trump Super PAC attempted to launder illegal foreign donations through dark money nonprofits. The reporters, who posed as representatives of a Chinese donor, were promised by senior Super PAC staffers with close ties to Trump that the donor’s wishes would be “whispered in [Trump’s] ear whenever […]

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New ECU Ad: Toomey Looking Out for the Banks, at the Expense of Pennsylvanians

October 19, 2016

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United (ECU) today announced that it is launching a new ad in Pennsylvania exposing Senator Pat Toomey’s history and record of looking out for the banks and not Pennsylvania families. As a bank owner, Toomey’s bank used predatory foreclosure tactics to try to take […]

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North County Now: Democrat Derrick points to experience in race for NY-21 House seat; ‘very open’ to considering single-payer health system

October 2, 2016

By: Craig Freilich Democratic congressional candidate Mike Derrick is advocating improvements to Obamacare and says he is “very open” to considering a single-payer health insurance system, but does not say he wants major changes to gun regulations. The former Republican, running against GOP incumbent Elise Stefanik, also wants to encourage more “buy local” initiatives throughout […]

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The Hill: Senate Passes Funding Bill to Avoid Shutdown

September 28, 2016

By Jordain Carney The Senate on Wednesday passed a short-term bill to fund the government, days ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline to avoid a shutdown. Senators voted 72-26 on the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through Dec. 9. With the legislation heading to the House, where it could be voted on as […]

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Roll Call: Ad Hammers Blunt For Family Lobbying Ties

September 13, 2016

By: Eric Garcia A group dedicated to limiting the use of outside money in politics has dropped $770,000 on an ad in Missouri hitting Republican Sen. Roy Blunt for his family members being lobbyists. The commercial from End Citizens United PAC will air on broadcast and cable in St. Louis and Kansas City from Wednesday until Sept. 27. The ad […]

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The Post Star: End Citizens United PAC endorses Derrick

September 13, 2016

By: Maury Thompson End Citizens United, a Democratic political action committee advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court “Citizens United” campaign finance decision on Tuesday announced its endorsement of Democratic candidate Mike Derrick in the 21st Congressional District race. “After spending three decades protecting our national security in the Army and […]

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