Bourdeaux is rejecting corporate PAC money
Bourdeaux came within 433 votes in 2018 of flipping Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District blue, the closest congressional race in the country
End Citizens United (ECU) and Let America Vote (LAV) today endorsed Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District. Bourdeaux’s grassroots campaign is powered by small donors, proving that she’ll fight for Georgians instead of corporate special interests in Washington. Bourdeaux has also committed to co-sponsoring Congressman John Lewis’ Voting Rights Advancement Act as her first legislation in Congress.
“Carolyn Bourdeaux has dedicated her career to public service and problem solving on behalf of Georgians,” said ECU and LAV President Tiffany Muller. “As a professor of public policy, Carolyn has worked in nonpartisan roles to help Georgia’s government provide essential services. In Congress, she will fight voter suppression and the corrupting influence of money in politics, championing Georgia families instead of Big Money special interests. We’re proud to endorse Carolyn Bourdeaux, and we look forward to helping her win.”
“Time and again, Congress fails to act on critical issues like health care reform, climate change, and gun violence because corporate special interests are standing in the way of progress,” said Carolyn Bourdeaux. “I’m rejecting corporate PACs because I’m committed to standing up to special interests in Congress. Georgia families deserve leadership that will find nonpartisan solutions and fight for a more transparent and equitable democracy. I’m proud to be in this fight alongside End Citizens United and Let America Vote.”
A bipartisan poll shows that a majority of voters see corruption in the political system as the most serious problem facing the country, especially among independents. The poll also finds that unlimited, undisclosed political contributions and the influence of big money in politics are seen as major problems. In 2018, Bourdeaux was one of 107 congressional candidates to send a letter to Congress addressed to the House of Representatives calling for a government and election reform bill to be the first item on the agenda for the 116th Congress.
ECU and LAV recently merged to combat the two biggest challenges facing our democracy: Big Money and voter suppression. ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so that the government works for all Americans. LAV is building a grassroots effort to fight back against voter suppression and protect every American’s right to vote.
ECU and LAV will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. ECU has more than four million members nationwide, including 4,200 in Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District, and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14. In 2018, over 1,000 LAV grassroots volunteers knocked on over 340,000 doors, made 112,000 calls, and sent 341,000 texts to help elect 100 pro-democracy leaders.