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Hotline: End Citizens United Backs 10 New House Challengers

October 25, 2017

By: Ally Mutnick End Citizens United, a campaign finance reform group, endorsed 10 new House challengers Wednesday: former gubernatorial cabinet member Joe Neguse (D) in CO-02; state Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D) in IA-01; 2016 nominee Gretchen Driskell (D) in MI-07; 2016 nominee Angie Craig (D) in MN-02; 2016 NV-04 candidate Susie Lee (D) in NV-03; […]

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Wall Street Wins with Heller’s Bill to Swindle Consumers

October 25, 2017

In a major win for Wall Street, the U.S. Senate last night passed Senator Heller’s bill, which allows financial industry giants like Wells Fargo and Equifax to deceive consumers with fine print agreements, striping them of their right to collectively sue for wrongdoing. Heller, who American Banker magazine called a “valuable asset” to the banking industry, championed […]

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ECU Backs Ten Reformers Challenging House Incumbents in 2018

October 25, 2017

Washington, DC — End Citizens United (ECU) today announced a new round of House endorsements for the 2018 cycle. The grassroots reform group is backing ten more challengers who have pledged to take on the rigged system in Washington, where politicians are beholden to Big Money special interests. The full list of newly endorsed candidates includes: […]

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Senate to Vote on Heller Bill that’s Gift to Equifax, Wall Street at Expense of Nevada Families

October 25, 2017

Heller’s Bill Would Take Away Consumer Rights to File Class-Action Lawsuits  Over the Course of His Career, Heller Received Over $20,000 from Equifax’s Lobbying Firm   Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United, released the following statement on Senator Heller’s controversial bill to block an arbitration rule that would strip consumers’ rights to file class-action lawsuits. […]

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ECU Digs into Foreign Spending in U.S. Elections

October 24, 2017

Ahead of today’s House Subcommittee on Information Technology meeting to discuss disclosure for digital ads following Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, ECU has put together a handy how-to guide for foreigners interested in influencing U.S. elections. After all, the Kremlin can’t have all the fun!   To see the full guide, click here. For the past year, End Citizens United […]

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Will Heller Stand with His Mega-Donors Yet Again?

October 23, 2017

Heller remains mum on bipartisan health care bill, voted to strip health care from hundreds of thousands of Nevadans earlier this year   In a rare occurrence on Capitol Hill, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) negotiated a bipartisan health care bill to stabilize health insurance markets and lower costs. However, Nevada Senator […]

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ECU Partners with Reform Organizations and Experts Urging Senators to Support Bipartisan Honest Ads Act

October 20, 2017

In a letter sent to Senators today, 27 reform organizations and experts called on Senators to “to co-sponsor and support the Honest Ads Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar, Mark Warner and John McCain, to address the need for new rules to expose efforts undertaken by foreign interests to intervene in U.S. elections.” According to the […]

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Dean Phillips: My Government Repair Plan

October 19, 2017

By Dean Phillips 10/18/2017 No matter what issue is most important to you, I believe the corrupting influence of money in politics is at the very core of congressional dysfunction. It is beyond time to reform our campaign finance system and take steps to repair our government. And while we ultimately may need a constitutional […]

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