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End Citizens United Launches TV Ad Campaign Calling on Senator Portman to Support #WeThePeople Act

Jun 22, 2016

For Immediate Release
June 22, 2016
Contact: [email protected]

End Citizens United PAC today announced a television ad campaign calling on Washington insider Rob Portman to stop following the lead of his special interest cronies and to instead support the #WeThePeople campaign finance package.

The television ad will be broadcast in the Columbus media market. The total buy is 800 points over the next week.

“It’s time for Rob Portman to stop standing up for Wall Street and to start standing up for Ohioans,” said Tiffany Muller, Executive Director for End Citizens United. “Ohio wants campaign finance reform, and Senator Portman should stand with his constituents and support the ‘We The People’ Act.”

Among its many necessary reforms, the “We The People” Act would amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United, the central goal of End Citizens United. This action would allow both Congress and the states to enact campaign finance reforms to limit the activity of outside money — and would ensure those reforms would stand up to constitutional challenges.

Not only is the “We The People” Act good policy, but polling also indicates its goals have broad support. A survey conducted earlier this year on behalf of End Citizens United showed that 75% of voters have an unfavorable opinion of the Citizens United decision. The same survey showed the issue of reducing the influence of special interests money in politics placed second in terms of priority with Independent voters — ranking only behind protecting our country from terrorism.

End Citizens United PAC was established in March 2015 to counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. To date, more than 1.5 million grassroots members from every state and territory have taken action to support End Citizens United.

Read more on End Citizens United from Roll Call: Campaign Finance Reform PAC Wants to Be a Player in 2016.