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End Citizens United Endorses TJ Cox for Congress in CA-21

Apr 04, 2018

Cox joins growing list of ECU-endorsed candidates who refuse corporate PAC money

Washington, DC — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed TJ Cox for Congress in California’s 21st Congressional District. Cox is committed to reforming the rigged system, and supports bills including the DISCLOSE Act and Government By The People Act to increase transparency and accountability in our elections. As a sign of his commitment to reform, Cox recently announced that he is rejecting corporate PAC money in his campaign. ECU encourages candidates to reject money from corporate special interests and has identified over 100 candidates who are making a similar commitment.

“In Washington, mega-donors dominate the conversation and have a tight grip over too many politicians. It’s corrupting the system and leaving California families behind,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Cox is committed to reforming the rigged system by curbing the influence of Big Money special interests in politics. We’re proud to endorse TJ and look forward to helping him win in November.”

“There are few greater threats to our democracy than the outsized and pervasive influence of big money in politics. I will not accept any campaign contributions from corporate PACs, and I am proud to stand with End Citizens United and grateful to receive their endorsement. Together, we are going to take back Congress, work to overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision, and restore integrity to our democratic processes,”said TJ Cox.

With a recent Gallup poll showing that 90% of Americans believe the government is working for the benefit of a few big interests, a robust reform agenda is critical to winning support from voters, particularly independents. Notably, ECU polling has found that 62% of voters believe that a candidate refusing corporate PAC money is a sign that the candidate is serious about reform.

The endorsement will help Cox compete with high-spending special interest groups by connecting him with its more than 1,100 grassroots members in CA-21, as well as its national network of 400,000 small-dollar donors.

ECU is an entirely grassroots-funded organization dedicated to electing members of Congress who will fight to get Big Money out of politics so Congress focuses on all of us and not only its biggest special interest donors.

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