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ECU Praises Senator Harris on Rejecting Corporate PAC Money

Apr 23, 2018

Harris is sixth sitting Senator that has made a commitment to reject corporate PAC money

Trend continues to grow with more than 100 candidates refusing corporate PAC money in 2018 election cycle

End Citizens United (ECU) praised Senator Kamala Harris today for her leadership and decision to reject corporate PAC money. Harris’ decision to reject this money is part of a growing trend of candidates across the country who are refusing corporate PAC money. Only five other senators, including Kirsten GillibrandCory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Maria Cantwell, and Bernie Sanders have committed to reject corporate PAC money. Additionally, Senate challengers Beto O’Rourke (TX-Sen), Jane Raybould (NE-Sen), andGary Trauner (WY-Sen) are turning the money away, part of the movement that includes more than 100 candidates for seats in both chambers of Congress. ECU is leading efforts to encourage candidates to refuse corporate special interest money.

“Senator Harris’ decision to reject corporate PAC money demonstrates real leadership and commitment to reforming the rigged system,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “She’s proving that she’s accountable to people, not the corporate special interests that control too many politicians in Washington. End Citizens United thanks Senator Harris for putting people first and looks forward to working with her to reform the system.

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