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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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KTUU: Murkowski votes yes to progress DeVos to Senate vote

January 31, 2017

By: Leroy Polk Despite protests both across the country and in Anchorage, Senator Lisa Murkowski voted to progress Betsy DeVos’ nomination to the next step, before confirmation as Secretary of Education. The number of yes votes to no votes was 12 to 11. Now, the vote will go to the full Senate, before DeVos can be […]

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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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