Jeff Merkley


A voice for middle class families in Oregon

The first in his family to go to college, Senator Jeff Merkley has spent his career in public service fighting for Oregon’s working families. He has been a leader on reforming our democracy, stepping up to fight climate change, and lifting up the middle class to keep the American Dream within reach for everyone.

A champion for reforming our politics in Congress

Senator Merkley knows that our political system is rigged against the people in favor of the powerful and privileged. This year, he was a lead author of the For the People Act in the U.S. Senate, a transformative bill with a series of proposals to take on campaign finance reform, disclosure rules, ethics laws, voter suppression, gerrymandering, and dark money. This sweeping blueprint to restore American democracy would begin to fix our political system and institute fundamental democracy reform so that government works for the people.

An important re-election bid

Flipping the Senate in 2020 is critical to passing a robust reform agenda – including the For the People Act, which Senator Merkley helped lead. In Senator Merkley’s last campaign, the Koch Brothers spent over a million dollars attacking him. Given his leading role in taking on corporate special interests, Merkley could once again be a target of dark money and outside groups. ECU is proud to endorse Senator Merkley as he faces re-election.

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