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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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End Citizens United Launches Advocacy Program

December 8, 2016

For Immediate Release Thursday, December 8, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org  ECU Action Network will mobilize grassroots support to fight for reform of our campaign finance system The multifaceted effort will activate ECU’s members and hold Congress and the Trump Administration accountable End Citizens United (ECU) today launched a new advocacy program that will intensify the […]

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End Citizens United Announces Political Director, Advocacy Program

December 5, 2016

For Immediate Release Monday, December 5, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi adam@endcitizensunited.org Campaign finance reform group also expands communications, finance departments End Citizens United (ECU) announced today that Jody Murphy has been named the organization’s new Political Director.  Murphy will develop and oversee ECU’s political department as well as its new advocacy department, while working with endorsed candidates […]

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Congress Must Drain the Swamp, Not Clog the Drain

November 30, 2016

Nov. 29, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org Lisa Gilbert, lgilbert@citizen.org, (551) 404-5200 Laura Epstein, media@pfaw.org, (202) 467-4999 David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742 Nine Newly Elected Members of Congress Circulate Letter Backing Corporate Political Spending Disclosure and Clear Electioneering Guidelines for Non-Profits WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress must take the shackles off of federal agencies trying to […]

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ECU Expands Ad Campaign in Wisconsin

November 3, 2016

For Immediate Release Thursday, November 3, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United adds $750,000 to go on air in Green Bay and La Crosse, and online in Madison Total buy at $1.25 million to push back against Ron Johnson’s special interest allies End Citizens United (ECU) today expanded its ad campaign in Wisconsin […]

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ECU Responds to Last Minute, Dishonest Attacks Against Shea-Porter  

November 3, 2016

For Immediate Release Thursday, November 3, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement in response to desperate, dishonest, last-minute attacks against Carol Shea-Porter, who is a leader in the fight for good government and campaign finance reforms. “Time and again, Carol Shea-Porter has stood up for […]

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One Nation Goes Dark(er)

October 28, 2016

One Nation, a Republican dark money “nonprofit” focused on Senate races, has spent nearly $30 million on TV ads since its reboot in May 2015 – all without disclosing its billionaire donors. Now, it has taken its abuse of our campaign finance system to new lows. CNN reported that the group has donated $11 million directly to the Senate […]

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NY-19: ECU Poll Finds Teachout Ahead 44-41

October 26, 2016

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Contact: Adam Bozzi adam@endcitizensunited.org   A poll of voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District commissioned by End Citizens United shows Zephyr Teachout with a three-point lead over John Faso, 44 percent to 41 percent. The poll, conducted by PPP, also shows Hillary Clinton tied with Donald Trump […]

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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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