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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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DeVos Nomination: End Citizens United, Every Voice, and Generation Progress Hand-Delivered Petitions to Senators

January 18, 2017

For Immediate Release Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Adam Bozzi, ECU Communications Director, adam@endcitizensunited.org, 202-798-5253 Laura Friedenbach, Every Voice Press Secretary, laura@everyvoice.org, 202-459-9778   Groups delivered petitions with nearly 60,000 signatures opposing DeVos nomination End Citizens United and Every Voice launching “Call Your Senator” campaign   As Betsy DeVos’s nomination hearing for Secretary of Education commenced yesterday, nearly […]

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WUNC: 5 Things to Look for in Betsy DeVos’s Confirmation Hearing

January 17, 2017

By: Eric Westervelt There hasn’t been a more controversial pick for secretary of education, arguably, in recent memory than Donald Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos. The Senate confirmation hearings for the billionaire Republican fundraiser and activist from Michigan start today. DeVos is a champion of vouchers and expanding charter schools in a broader push for […]

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Salon: Questions and conflicts: Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s secretary of education choice, is surrounded by controversies

January 17, 2017

By: Alex Kotch Preparing for a packed first week of confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s numerous controversial cabinet picks, Democratic politicians and advocacy groups had to decide which nominees they would focus their energy on opposing. With so many distasteful characters, several of whom have attacked the very agencies they’ve been nominated to lead, opposing […]

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The Hill: Trump education pick to face Warren, Sanders

January 16, 2017

By: Lisa Hagen Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Education, is about to walk into the fire. Devos, a billionaire GOP donor, will take the first step toward a possible confirmation on Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee that will put her […]

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