April 24, 2018 / Press Releases

End Citizens United Endorses Aftab Pureval in OH-01

Pureval joins growing list of candidates who are rejecting corporate PAC money

End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Aftab Pureval in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. As a sign of his commitment to reform, Pureval recently announced that he is rejecting corporate PAC money in his campaign. ECU encourages candidates to reject money from corporate special interests and has identified over 100 candidates who are making a similar commitment.

“Too many politicians in Washington are beholden to the Big Money special interests. They’re corrupting the system and leaving everyday Ohioans behind,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Aftab Pureval is committed to fighting for meaningful reform so that Ohioans, not special interests, are the priorities in Congress. We’re proud to endorse Aftab’s campaign and look forward to helping him win in November.”

“I’m running for Congress to represent the people I serve, not the special interests.  If we want to end the dysfunction in Washington and if we want our government to work for all of us, then we cannot have members of Congress who are bought and paid for by dark money and by big corporations. That’s why I’m proud to take the no corporate PACs pledge and to stand with working families and grassroots activists who are powering our campaign for change,” said Aftab Pureval.

In Ohio, ECU has endorsed Senator Sherrod Brown’s re-election campaign, Ken Harbaugh (OH-07), Theresa Gasper (OH-10), Betsy Rader (OH-14), and Rick Neal (OH-15). The endorsement will help Aftab compete with high-spending special interest groups by connecting him with its more than 4,500 grassroots members in OH-01, as well as its national network of 400,000 small-dollar donors.

ECU is an entirely grassroots-funded organization dedicated to electing members of Congress who will fight to get Big Money out of politics so Congress focuses on all of us and not only its biggest special interest donors.

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