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At ECU Forum, New House Democrats Discuss Mandate to Pass HR-1, the For the People Act

Jan 08, 2019

Forum hosted by ECU at National Press Club

Less than a week after House Democrats introduced the For the People Act, the major reform legislation at the top of the Democratic agenda, End Citizens United (ECU) today hosted a forum with four newly-elected members of Congress to discuss the mandate to pass the bill. Joined by ECU President Tiffany Muller and Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, who moderated the event, Reps. Jason Crow (CO-06), Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Jared Golden (ME-02), and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) talked about the 2018 midterm elections, which set the stage for H.R. 1, the For the People Act.

“Reform was a wildly popular platform in the 2018 elections–and Washington took notice,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “From rejecting special interest money, to campaigning on fighting corruption, candidates were responding to voters’ frustration with the rigged system. It played a major role in taking back the House, and in their first act as a majority, Democrats delivered on campaign promises.”

ECU and its four million members played a central role in helping its endorsed candidates run grassroots-powered campaigns and use the issue of reform to win. ECU organized a letter in October, signed by three-quarters of the incoming class, demanding reform be the first item on the agenda in the new Congress. ECU also led the movement among candidates to forgo corporate PAC money in their campaigns. Fifty members of the 116th Congress are refusing to take corporate PAC money in their campaigns, including 36 new members.

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