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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  If it’s repealed, […]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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ECU Begins Fight to Reject Gorsuch

February 2, 2017

3 million-member network mobilized to oppose nominee and reject the notion that corporations are people End Citizens United today launched its grassroots campaign demanding the U.S. Senate reject Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court. “We’re mobilizing our three-million-member network to oppose Gorsuch and encourage senators to reject this nominee,” said Tiffany […]

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End Citizens United Statement on South Dakota Legislature’s Move to Repeal IM-22

February 1, 2017

For Immediate Release Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org Republican-led efforts protect lobbyists, special interests in South Dakota   The grassroots campaign finance reform group, End Citizens United, released the following statement on Republican-led efforts to repeal South Dakota’s voter-passed ethics and anti-corruption measure – Initiated Measure 22. Last week, Republicans in the […]

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The Hill: Two GOP senators to vote no on Betsy DeVos

February 1, 2017

By: Jordain Carney Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) in dramatic back-to-back speeches Wednesday said they would oppose confirming Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. The two became the first Republican senators to break with any of President Trump’s Cabinet picks. The defections set up a potential 51-50 vote in the Senate to confirm […]

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ECU: Senate Should Reject Gorsuch

February 1, 2017

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org With 3 million-member network, End Citizens United will launch local and national grassroots efforts in opposition to nominee Appointment could give Court a majority that would support Citizen United and fuel a rigged system that favors the wealthy and special interests   End Citizens […]

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Watchdogs: Betsy DeVos Vote Tainted by Donations to Senators

January 31, 2017

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Adam Bozzi, ECU Communications Director, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 Grassroots campaign flooded Senate with calls and pressured senators with DeVos donations to recuse themselves   Washington, D.C. – The Senate HELP Committee vote today on Betsy DeVos’ nomination for Education Secretary is tainted by more than $250,000 in campaign contributions […]

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Shreveport Times: Cassidy votes to advance DeVos nomination

January 31, 2017

By: Deborah Barfield Berry Despite calls from some watchdog groups to recuse himself, Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy voted Tuesday to advance the nomination of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s controversial pick for Secretary of Education. “Absolutely I support her,’’ Cassidy, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (H.E.L.P.), said in a recent interview. “She believes in […]

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