Grassroots Donors, Reform Take Center Stage in 2020 Presidential Race

February 20, 2019

Just 24 hours after announcing his candidacy, Senator Bernie Sanders raised $6 million in small-dollar contributions, averaging $27 per donation. As the field of candidates continues to grow, small-dollar donors are proving once again, as they did in the 2018 midterms, that they will play a pivotal role in the election. With the first primaries a […]

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Rodney Davis’ Objection to H.R. 1 Influenced by Special Interests

February 14, 2019

House Democrats will hold their fourth hearing Thursday on H.R. 1, the For the People Act, in the Committee on House Administration. Even though 13 members of his Illinois delegation in the House have co-sponsored this anti-corruption and good government bill, Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) has already made clear he opposes it and will use Thursday’s hearing […]

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Mark Kelly Announces He Won’t Take Corporate PAC Money

February 12, 2019

In 2020 Senate battleground race, Kelly announces he won’t take a dime of corporate PAC money In conjunction with his Arizona Senate bid announcement, Mark Kelly pledges to refuse corporate PAC contributions. “By rejecting corporate PAC money, Mark Kelly is proving to Arizonans that he’s listening to them and that he’s accountable to people — […]

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Oversight and Reform Committee Hearing Reaffirms Need for H.R. 1

February 6, 2019

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act: “Rampant corruption, abuse of power, and conflicts of interest are fueling Americans’ frustration with the rigged system. It’s diminishing the public’s faith and trust in government. But today’s […]

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ECU Response to State of the Union Address

February 5, 2019

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the below statement following President Trump’s failure to announce support for H.R. 1, the For the People Act, at tonight’s State of the Union address: “President Trump failed to assure the American people he would stand with them in support of H.R. 1, the strongest anti-corruption and reform […]

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ECU Applauds McGovern’s Decision to Reject Corporate PAC Money

February 2, 2019

McGovern is the first chair of a full Congressional Committee to forgo corporate PAC money With McGovern’s announcement, 51 Democratic members of the 116th Congress are rejecting corporate PAC money End Citizens United (ECU) praised Congressman Jim McGovern today for his decision to reject corporate PAC money. At a town hall in Northampton, MA, McGovern made the announcement with ECU President […]

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Rep. Collins’ Misleading, Hypocritical Attacks Expose His Anti-Transparency Record

January 30, 2019

Rep. Collins’ Misleading, Hypocritical Attacks Expose His Anti-Transparency Record At yesterday’s House Judiciary Hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act, ranking member Representative Doug Collins (GA-09) took a jab at disclosure for grassroots, small-dollar donors while staying mum about his record of protecting dark money donors. The truth is that Collins has a […]

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ECU Applauds Rep. Crow’s “End Dark Money Act”

January 30, 2019

End Citizens United (ECU) Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising Representative Jason Crow for introducing a bill aimed at closing loopholes that allow mega-donors to hide their political spending through phony social welfare organizations: “For too long, mega-donors and big money special interests, operating under the guise of ‘social welfare,’ have abused this […]

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