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End Citizens United // Let America Vote Endorses Delia Ramirez for Congress in IL-03

Apr 21, 2022

Ramirez is rejecting corporate PAC money, fossil fuel money, and NRA money

End Citizens United // Let America Vote today endorsed Illinois State Representative Delia Ramirez for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Ramirez, who is refusing to take corporate PAC money, fossil fuel money, NRA money, and has been championing efforts in Illinois to reform lobbying, create publicly financed campaigns, and strengthen ethics rules.

“Voters are fed up with the way Washington does business, and they’re demanding reform,” said ECU // LAV President Tiffany Muller.“By rejecting money from corporate PACs, the fossil fuel industry, and the NRA, Delia is taking bold steps to address the problem before she even gets to Congress. More importantly, she’s showing voters that she’s listening and that her vote will never be bought. We’re proud to endorse her campaign and look forward to helping elect her to Congress.”

“For too long, politicians in Washington have answered to lobbyists and the corporate special interests who give them money instead of the hard working people they’re supposed to represent,” said Delia Ramirez. “It’s why people are losing faith in our government and their ability to have a say on the issues impacting their lives. I will not take any corporate PAC money, fossil fuel money, or NRA money because voters should never have to think about who I am working for. I’m proud to be endorsed by End Citizens United and Let America Vote, and I look forward to working with them to enact reforms to the role lobbyists, special interests, and big money play in our government.”

Ramirez has a strong record of supporting anti-corruption measures in Illinois. As a member of the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform, Ramirez pushed for an ethics reform package that prohibited legislator-lobbyists, stopped the legislator-to-lobbyist revolving door, closed lobbyist loopholes, and expanded financial disclosure requirements. As a state legislator, she voted to pass legislation to strengthen ethics standards for state legislators, create greater transparency and accountability for public utilities, and signed on in support of a proposal to create publicly financed campaigns.

ECU // LAV is a leading anti-corruption and voting rights group. The grassroots-funded political action committee raised and spent $65.5 million in the 2020 election cycle to elect candidates fighting to limit the influence of big money in politics and protect the freedom to vote. ECU // LAV has more than four million members nationwide, including over 127,000 in Illinois.