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End Citizens United // Let America Vote Endorses Harry Dunn for Congress in Maryland’s Third Congressional District

Mar 29, 2024

End Citizens United //  Let America Vote today endorsed Harry Dunn for Congress in Maryland’s Third Congressional District. Dunn, who refuses to take any corporate PAC money, is making strengthening democracy a central pillar of his campaign. As part of the endorsement, Dunn also rolled out a comprehensive democracy reform agenda.

“Harry Dunn defended the Capitol on January 6 from violent insurrectionists, and now he’s fighting to protect our democracy in Congress,” said End Citizens United // Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller. “Dunn’s experience as a Capitol Police Officer is driving his deep commitment to safeguarding our democracy, which makes him a natural successor to continue this critical work in Congress. At a time when Republicans are attempting to downplay the severity of January 6 and the ongoing attacks on our democratic process, Harry’s voice and leadership is the perfect counterpunch. We’re proud to endorse Harry and we look forward to helping him win in November.”

“I am committed to shoring up the foundations of our democracy in the House of Representatives because the future of our current system is in peril,” said Harry Dunn. “This moment requires our collective effort and attention and I won’t back down until we pass the reforms outlined in my democracy reform agenda. Congressman John Sarbanes has set a high standard for public service, and I am committed to carrying on his mantle of government reform. I’m honored to be endorsed by End Citizens United // Let America Vote, a group that shares my belief that protecting our democracy is the foremost challenge of our times.”

Highlights of Dunn’s Democracy Reform Agenda:

Strengthening Voting Rights

  • Dunn will co-sponsor the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act on his first day in Congress and fight for its passage so we can ensure that voters can vote.

  • Dunn will support the Freedom to Vote Act that includes broad reforms to end voter suppression, ensure voting rights are protected and allow Americans to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

Standing Against Election Intimidation

  • Dunn will co-sponsor and support the Election Worker Protection Act to provide states with resources to recruit and train election workers and ensure their safety.

  • Dunn supports the Preventing Election Subversion Act, sponsored by Representative John Sarbanes, that would help prevent unfounded removals of election officials.

Clean and Ethical Government

  • Dunn has made it clear he is working for Maryland, not the corporate special interests. He has refused corporate PAC donations and has pledged to co-sponsor the Democracy for All Amendment to overturn Citizens United.

  • Dunn supports the establishment of a voluntary public financing system for federal elections.

  • Dunn will cosponsor the Honest Ads Act which ensures ads sold online are covered by the same rules as ads on TV, radio, and satellite while requiring online platforms to ensure foreign interests aren’t buying political ads.

  • Dunn will support the Stop Interference in Ballot Measures Act to close a legal loophole that allows foreign governments and residents to donate to state and local ballot initiatives and referendums.

ECU // LAV is dedicated to combating the two biggest challenges facing our democracy: the corrosive impact of Big Money and attempts to block access to the ballot box. Since its founding in 2015, the group has had over 1 million donors and raised $200 million, with an average donation of just $14. The group has more than 4 million members nationwide.