WASHINGTON – Today, End Citizens United (ECU) PAC officially endorsed U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy for the U.S. Senate in Florida in 2016. End Citizens United is a grassroots-funded organization that is dedicated to electing members of Congress who will fight to overturn Citizens United and advocate for campaign finance reform to remove “dark money” from our political system.
“The dark money in politics is corrupting our political system,” said Jessica Adair, Political Director for ECU. “We need Patrick Murphy in the U.S. Senate to fight special interests and big corporations from spending billions in secret money to buy our elections. We’re proud to endorse his campaign, and we are ready to activate our nationwide network of grassroots supporters to send him to the U.S. Senate.”
In Congress, Rep. Murphy has championed critical legislation to counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. Despite numerous attempts to correct the mistakes of Citizens United, Republican leadership in the House and Senate have denied these important bills a vote. Rep. Murphy fought to roll back a Republican plan that weakened campaign finance laws related to an individuals’ contributions to political party committees.
End Citizens United PAC was established in March 2015 to counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. ECU has raised more than $2 million from more than 150,000 contributions, with an average contribution of $15. To date, more than 325,000 individuals have signed their name to a petition calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
The complete press kit from ECU is available by clicking here.
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