April 4, 2018 / Press Releases

End Citizens United Endorses MJ Hegar for Congress in TX-31

Hegar joins growing list of ECU-endorsed candidates who refuse corporate PAC money

Washington, DC — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed MJ Hegar for Congress in Texas’ 31st Congressional District. Hegar is committed to reforming the rigged system, and supports bills including the DISCLOSE Act and Government By The People Act to increase transparency and accountability in our elections. As a sign of her commitment to reform, Hegar recently announced that she is rejecting corporate PAC money in her campaign. ECU encourages candidates to reject money from corporate special interests and has identified over 100 candidates who are making a similar commitment.

“In Washington, mega-donors dominate the conversation and have a tight grip over too many politicians. It’s corrupting the system and leaving Texas families behind,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Hegar is committed to reforming the rigged system by curbing the influence of Big Money special interests in politics. We’re proud to endorse MJ and look forward to helping her win in November.”

“No other problem impacts nearly every issue we face and threatens our democracy like big money in politics. For far too long politicians have answered to lobbyists and the corporate special interests who give them money instead of hard working people. Texans deserve better, and in Congress, I’ll fight to fix the rigged system,” said Hegar.

With a recent Gallup poll showing that 90% of Americans believe the government is working for the benefit of a few big interests, a robust reform agenda is critical to winning support from voters, particularly independents. Notably, ECU polling has found that 62% of voters believe that a candidate refusing corporate PAC money is a sign that the candidate is serious about reform.

The endorsement will help Hegar compete with high-spending special interest groups by connecting her with its 5,100 grassroots members in TX-31, 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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