February 22, 2017 / Press Releases

End Citizens United Endorses Jon Ossoff for Congress

Ossoff opposes Citizens United and has pledged to introduce legislation to reform campaign finance laws and reduce the toxic and corrupt impact of money in politics

 

End Citizens United (ECU) has endorsed Jon Ossoff for Congress.  Ossoff, who is running in a special election to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, opposes the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision and will work to end the flow of unlimited, undisclosed money in politics.

“We need an anti-corruption reformer like Jon Ossoff in Congress to lead the fight against President Trump and his allies, who are doubling down on a rigged system,” said Tiffany Muller, Executive Director of End Citizens United.  “Since taking office, Trump has surrounded himself with mega-donors and corporate special interests, and his policies cater to their needs.  Jon Ossoff will put the needs of Georgia families ahead of big money and push for reforms to our campaign finance system so it works for everyone.  Our members are passionate about these issues and eager to get to work electing him to Congress.”

“I believe passionately in integrity and transparency in government,” said Ossoff, a small businessman and anti-corruption filmmaker committed to holding the powerful in Washington accountable. “I will use my real-world experience to root out and expose corruption and fraud in Washington, and introduce legislation to reform campaign finance laws, reduce the toxic and corrupt impact of money in politics and work to overturn Citizens United — a terrible decision allowing unchecked, anonymous money in politics.”

ECU is also one of the first progressive groups in the country to support Ossoff’s campaign.  It has 40,000 members in the Atlanta metropolitan area and 70,000 in Georgia.  The grassroots-funded organization is dedicated to electing members of Congress who, like Ossoff, will fight to overturn Citizens United and pass meaningful campaign finance reform.

End Citizens United will connect Ossoff’s campaign with local volunteers and activate its 320,000 national donors to make sure he has the resources to win.  ECU is funded through small dollar donations, with a $14 average contribution.  In 2016, ECU raised nearly $25 million to help elect reform champions, making the group one of the most significant progressive groups in 2016 election cycle.

Information on Ossoff, including his answers to the ECU questionnaire, can be found here.

 

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