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Politico: Progressives ready all-out assault on Trump’s Supreme Court pick

January 31, 2017

By: Seung Min Kim & Edward-Isaac Dovere Progressive groups will mount a multi-phase effort against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, targeting specific Democratic and GOP senators and preparing a broader assault on Republicans to pressure them against blowing up the filibuster — even as some Senate Democrats pledged Monday to block Trump’s pick. Leaders […]

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ECU Web Video: Hoosiers tell Senator Young to #RecuseYourself

January 30, 2017

For Immediate Release Monday, January 30, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 Young took nearly $50,000 from Betsy DeVos and her family to help get elected; now, he’s set to vote on her nomination   Money-in-politics reform group End Citizens United (ECU) today released a new web video targeting Senator Todd Young of Indiana. Young has […]

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Politico: New ad targets Young on DeVos vote

January 30, 2017

By: Heather Cagyle FIRST IN HUDDLE: AD PRESSURES YOUNG ON DeVOS VOTE — A new ad from Democratic group End Citizens United is going up this morning featuring real-life Hoosiers calling on Sen. Todd Young to recuse himself from voting on Betsy DeVos’ nomination to lead the Education Department. Young is one of several senators […]

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The Hill: Anti-Devos calls jam Senate phone lines

January 26, 2017

By: Lydia Wheeler & Mallory Shelbourne Liberal groups have sought to jam Republican phones lines with protests of President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. Credo Action’s vice president and political director, Murshed Zaheed, said its members made 18,000 calls to members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on DeVos, […]

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End Citizens United Praises ‘Democracy for All Amendment’ to Overturn Citizens United

January 24, 2017

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 Constitutional amendment is introduced in House and Senate End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising the introduction of the ‘Democracy for All’ constitutional amendment designed to overturn Citizens United. “The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has been a […]

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South Dakota Lawmakers’ Fake “Emergency” is Underhanded Move to Repeal Anti-Corruption Law

January 24, 2017

For Immediate Release Monday, January 23, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org Lawmakers abuse “State of Emergency” authority in abhorrent and unprecedented move to repeal voter-passed law to fight corruption Deceitful tactic is designed to keep Big Money in power and undermine the will of the people   The grassroots campaign finance reform group, End Citizens […]

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End Citizens United Statement on Seventh Anniversary of Citizens United Decision

January 21, 2017

For Immediate Release Saturday, January 21, 2017 Adam Bozzi, ECU Communications Director, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 End Citizens United (ECU) Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision: “In the seven years since the disastrous Citizens United decision, our democracy has been fundamentally altered. […]

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Politico Morning Education: New potential DeVos conflict on civil rights

January 20, 2017

By: Benjamin Wermund NEW POTENTIAL DEVOS CONFLICT ON CIVIL RIGHTS: If Betsy DeVos is confirmed to lead the Education Department, she may have to recuse herself from a civil rights complaint against West Michigan Aviation Academy, the charter school she and her husband founded. The charter, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., is one of hundreds […]

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Alaska Daily News: Alaska’s US senators push Trump nominees to guard fisheries, rural areas while cutting regulations

January 19, 2017

By: Erica Martinson Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan pressed Cabinet nominees to consider Alaska’s uniqueness, the difficulties of rural areas and the nation’s largest fisheries at a spate of confirmation hearings this week. Senators can publicly question President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet selections when they sit on the committee holding a confirmation hearing. For Murkowski, […]

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