WASHINGTON – Today, End Citizens United (ECU) PAC officially endorsed Emily Cain for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. 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.
“There is no longer a question that unlimited and undisclosed political contributions are corrupting our democracy,” said Reed Adamson, Senior Advisor for End Citizens United. “We need leaders like Emily Cain in Congress to fight against the untraceable money drowning out the voices of everyday Americans. Our grassroots supporters are excited and motivated about electing champions like Emily to Congress.”
“If we’re serious about getting Congress working again, we need to end the secret money flowing to politicians in Washington,” said Cain. “I’m excited to work together with the people of Maine’s 2nd district and End Citizens United because we cannot stand by and let the voices of everyday Americans be drowned out by millionaires and billionaires.”
End Citizens United supports candidates who are committed to campaign finance reform. Emily Cain ran as a Clean Elections candidate during each of her elections to the Maine Legislature and voted in support of increasing transparency and accountability in Maine’s campaign finance system.
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 $5 million from more than 250,000 contributions, with an average contribution of $14. To date, more than 500,000 grassroots supporters have signed their name to an online petition calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
The complete press kit from ECU is available by clicking here.
Read more on End Citizens United from Roll Call: Campaign Finance Reform PAC Wants to Be a Player in 2016.