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End Citizens United Applauds Court Ruling Striking Down Dark Money

August 6, 2018

In response to a U.S. District Court ruling on Friday that invalidates a Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulation that allows anonymous donations to dark money groups, End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement: “This ruling strikes at the heart of our rigged system, and it can have a profound reverberation for restoring […]

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ECU Proud to Support Danny O’Connor; Raises Over $170,000 in Small-Dollar Donations for Campaign

August 6, 2018

Ahead of tomorrow’s special election in Ohio-12, End Citizens United (ECU) released the memo below outlining its work in support of Danny O’Connor. ECU is proud to be an early supporter of Danny O’Connor, endorsing him in May and connecting its grassroots members with his campaign. The grassroots PAC has raised over $170,000 in small-dollar donations for O’Connor’s campaign […]

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#FixDemocracyWeek: ECU Spotlights Reform Agendas

August 3, 2018

As part of the ‘Fix Democracy Week’ campaign led by Every Voice, End Citizens United (ECU) is highlighting its endorsed candidates who have put forth a reform agenda aimed at curbing the influence of Big Money in politics. Rounding out the week, ECU is highlighting a few of the many candidates who have put forth plans to […]

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ICYMI: Rep. Schneider Introduces Prohibiting Perks and Privileges Act

August 3, 2018

End Citizens United applauds Rep. Brad Schneider for introducing the Prohibiting Perks and Privileges Act. The bill would prevent former Members of Congress who become lobbyists from taking advantage of congressional benefits, strengthen transparency requirements, and help ensure responsible use of taxpayer-funded travel. —– Schneider Introduces Bill to Prevent Former Members of Congress who Lobby […]

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NEW TX-Sen Poll: O’Rourke Closes the Gap to 4 Points

August 3, 2018

O’Rourke continues to gain momentum as name ID grows Washington, D.C. — A new poll of likely voters in Texas, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by PPP, shows that Beto O’Rourke continues to close the gap on Senator Ted Cruz. The poll shows O’Rourke trailing Cruz by only four points, 42-46. Notably, O’Rourke […]

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NY-24: Balter Unveils Campaign Finance Reform Agenda

August 2, 2018

This week, Dana Balter, candidate for New York’s 24th Congressional District, introduced a comprehensive Campaign Finance and Government Reform Agenda. The plan outlines Balter’s commitment to reform by rejecting all corporate PAC money and support for reform legislation that she will fight for in Congress. Legislative Highlights of Balter’s Campaign Finance and Government Reform Agenda: Reforming Campaigns […]

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Rosendale Flubs Response to ECU Ad – Attempts to Cover Up Pay-to-Play Record Supporting Higher Health Care Costs

August 2, 2018

After End Citizens United (ECU) went up on air in Montana blasting East Coast Developer Matt Rosendale for rubber stamping a 23 percent health insurance rate increase that benefited his insurance companies donors, Rosendale flubbed his attempt to respond. In his digital response ad, Rosendale attempted to cover up his long record supporting policies that would raise […]

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AP: Corporate donations are new test for Democratic candidates

August 2, 2018

If you only read one thing today, it should be this AP story about the movement to reject corporate PAC money in the Democratic party. Key Points: Long considered a peripheral issue in midterm elections, money in politics is emerging as a new litmus test for Democratic candidates. In ads, stump speeches and debates, scores of politicians […]

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ICYMI: Nevada Independent: Democratic Group in New Ads Charges Heller Puts Donors Over Constituents

August 1, 2018

Key Points: “End Citizens United…has begun airing two new ads charging Sen. Dean Heller with voting to please his political donors rather than his constituents.” “One ad said that Heller has taken $220,000 from the pharmaceutical industry through the end of last month and cited his vote against legislation in 2007 that would have allowed the […]

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