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Newsweek: How Shadowy Groups Dominate Fundraising, Spending

August 6, 2015

Key takeaway from Newsweek:  “A new analysis by New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, which supports campaign finance limits, found that in the first half of the year, outside groups with explicit ties to the 21 mainstream presidential candidates—the study labels them “shadow campaigns”—raised $273 million ($103 million by Jeb Bush’s “Right to Rise” Super […]

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150 Days (Wow!)

August 2, 2015

Just 150 days after our launch, End Citizens United PAC reached a grassroots milestone: $2 million raised online! Take a look at our organization’s growth:

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End Citizens United heads to Maine to fight for clean elections

July 29, 2015

Today, End Citizens United supporters and staff joined hundreds at a rally at the State Capitol in Maine to demand clean elections. The campaign, Yes on Question 1, is spearheaded by the nonpartisan organization, Mainers for Accountable Elections. Over 81,000 Mainers signed a petition to add the referendum to the ballot in November. If passed, […]

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Mainers take the fight for democracy to local elections

July 22, 2015

Right now, a grassroots coalition in Maine is fighting for a referendum this November that would overhaul Maine’s campaign finance system. It would be a huge win for reform, and it could be a model we use in states around the nation. Mainers for Accountable Elections’ referendum will: — Increase penalties for those who break […]

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Tell President Obama: Unmask the corporate donors!

July 16, 2015

Thanks to Citizens United, government contractors can pump unlimited money into elections without disclosure. It’s a big problem, and potentially a cause for corruption. A study of government contracts awarded from 1979 to 2006 found that “for each additional $201,220 in campaign contributions, a company can expect to add 107 additional government contracts over what […]

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These people will help overturn Citizens United

July 2, 2015

It’s hard to believe how big this organization has grown — more than 800,000 people dedicated to ending Citizens United. Thanks to our incredible supporters, we’re now in a position to start making waves by supporting candidates who are champions of campaign finance reform: All these candidates have filled out the official End Citizens United […]

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