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End Citizens United Endorses Seventeen House Democrats

Sep 30, 2019

All seventeen members helped pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1), a once-in-a-generation anti-corruption and reform bill 

H.R. 1 is being denied a fair vote by Mitch McConnell and the special interests who control the U.S. Senate

End Citizens United (ECU) today announced its endorsement of seventeen House Democrats, current members of the U.S. House who are committed to anti-corruption and democracy reform. These Democrats won races in battleground districts in 2018 and helped pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the most transformative ethics and anti-corruption legislation passed since Watergate. ECU previously endorsed all seventeen members in the 2018 midterm cycle.

“In 2018, these Democrats won tough races in competitive districts, immediately went to work on behalf of their constituents, and passed the toughest ethics and anti-corruption reform bill since Watergate,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “The fight is not over, and these members’ work in Washington to combat the influence of money in politics has just begun. ECU is proud to endorse these seventeen candidates, and we look forward to helping them win in 2020.”

The list of endorsed candidates include: Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06), Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02), Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03), Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04), Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03), Rep. Ben McAdams (UT-04), Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11), Rep. Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02).

In March, the House passed the For the People Act (H.R. 1). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is denying the bill a fair vote in the Senate. H.R. 1 would take on dark money and foreign interference in our elections, fix our broken campaign finance system, tighten ethics laws, crack down on lobbyists, limit partisan gerrymandering used to manipulate elections, and expand and protect the right to vote.

ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington D.C. so government works for all Americans. The reform group has four million members nationwide and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14. The early endorsements will allow ECU to connect its over 550,000 donor members with these candidates’ campaigns to make sure they have the resources to win.