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End Citizens United and Let America Vote Endorse Gretchen Driskell in MI-07

Apr 28, 2020

Driskell is rejecting corporate PAC money 

As a State Representative and as the first female Mayor of Saline, Driskell made anti-corruption reform and protecting the right to vote top priorities

End Citizens United (ECU) and Let America Vote (LAV) today endorsed Gretchen Driskell for Congress in Michigan’s Seventh Congressional District. Driskell is rejecting corporate PAC contributions, proving that she will prioritize everyday Michiganders over corporate special interests in Washington.

“In the Michigan State House, Gretchen Driskell pushed for increased campaign finance transparency and introduced legislation that sought to prevent former legislators from lobbying for two years after they leave office,” said ECU and LAV President Tiffany Muller. “In Congress, Driskell will be accountable to Michiganders, not corporations or wealthy donors. We’re proud to endorse Gretchen Driskell, and we look forward to helping her win.”

“Throughout my career in public service, I’ve worked to increase transparency in government because I believe government should be accountable to the people,” said Gretchen Driskell. “Meanwhile, politicians like Congressman Tim Walberg spend their time courting big checks from corporate donors. I’m proud to have End Citizens United and Let America Vote’s endorsement, and I look forward to fighting corruption alongside them on the behalf of Michiganders.”

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.

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 6,400 in Michigan’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.