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Video: A Grassroots-Powered Resistance

February 10, 2017

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, it’s been a never-ending parade of bad news. From a cabinet stacked with mega-donors and Wall Street insiders, to hate-filled and dangerous executive orders, the new President is doubling down on this country’s rigged system.  He’s capitalizing on disastrous Supreme Court rulings like Citizens United to ensure that Washington caters to […]

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ECU Grassroots Network Begins Calls to Senate in Opposition of Gorsuch

February 8, 2017

Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court believes corporations are people, likely to defend unlimited money in politics   End Citizens United (ECU) today launched a nationwide call-in campaign demanding that senators reject the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. The campaign finance reform group is activating its grassroots network in […]

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Watchdogs: Senators Vote For Big Donor Betsy DeVos, Despite Constituent Calls For Recusal

February 7, 2017

Grassroots campaign flooded Senate with calls and pressured senators with DeVos donations to recuse themselves Washington, D.C. — Money-in-politics reform groups Every Voice and End Citizens United criticized senators for confirming Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, despite constituent demands that senators with donations from the DeVos family recuse themselves from voting on her nomination to […]

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End Citizens United Praises Jon Tester’s Campaign Finance Reform Package

February 3, 2017

Three bills introduced to rein in role of big money in politics; increase transparency, accountability in elections End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising Senator Jon Tester’s package of campaign finance reform bills. “Corporations and special interests are taking every opportunity to dismantle our campaign finance system and exploit loopholes in […]

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New Poll: Majority of Voters Oppose GOP Attempts to Push Through Ultraconservative Supreme Court Nominee

February 3, 2017

Kaylie Hanson Long, NARAL Pro-Choice America, media@prochoiceamerica.org Adam Smith, Every Voice, adam@everyvoice.org Adam Bozzi, End Citizens United, adam@endcitizensunited.org   Seven in 10 voters oppose Republicans changing rules to prevent filibuster Voters more likely to oppose Trump’s nominee when they learn he could help uphold Citizens United, overturn Roe v. Wade   A new national poll released today finds that a majority of […]

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End Citizens United Statement on South Dakota’s Governor Signing to Repeal IM-22

February 2, 2017

Republican legislature voted to repeal yesterday; Governor signs today End Citizens United today released the following statement on Governor Dennis Daugaard’s decision to sign the repeal of Initiated Measure 22 – South Dakota’s voter-passed ethics and anti-corruption measure. Yesterday, Republicans in the legislature passed a repeal bill that declared a “state of emergency.”  The “emergency” […]

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ECU Statement on President Trump’s Call to Repeal the Johnson Amendment

February 2, 2017

Affirmation of intent made at today’s National Prayer breakfast   Tiffany Muller, Executive Director of End Citizens United, today released the following statement on President Trump’s renewed pledge to overturn the Johnson Amendment. “Donald Trump’s pledge to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment is a brazen attempt at subverting the bedrocks of our society.  If it’s repealed, […]

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Missoula Independent: With DeVos vote looming, critics call on Sen. Daines and others to recuse themselves over campaign donations

February 2, 2017

By: Alex Sakariassen Betsy DeVos came one step closer to becoming Secretary of Education this week. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Tuesday split along party lines over her confirmation, and Republicans won 12 to 11. The question of DeVos’ installment in the Trump cabinet now falls to the full Senate, […]

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