End Citizens United // Let America Vote today endorsed Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia for Congress in California’s 42nd congressional district.
As Mayor, Garcia has made Long Beach the shining example of how to make government work for the people. He led Long Beach’s COVID-19 response, putting people ahead of corporations or the healthcare industry. Thanks to his people-first efforts, Long Beach had one of the nation’s most successful vaccination efforts. Mayor Garcia has also stood up to the fossil fuel industry, working to end Long Beach’s reliance on fossil fuels, and is refusing to take money from Big Oil or Big Gas companies. He also knows that the foundation of making change is having the ability to make your voice heard and vote counted. That’s why he supports passing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, one of the most significant anti-corruption and voting rights bills in generations.
“Mayor Garcia leads by example. From crafting a COVID response that put the people’s interests above corporate America’s, to working to end the fossil fuel industry’s corrupting influence, Mayor Garcia has shown what true leadership for the people looks like” said President of End Citizens United and Let America Vote Tiffany Muller. “That’s why we need him in Congress and are so excited to endorse him today. He’ll stand up to corporate special interests in Washington, protect the voice and vote of hard-working Californians, and always put California families first.”
“As Mayor, I’ve always put the people of Long Beach first and in Congress, I’ll do the same thing. When I get to Washington, I’ll stand up to the corporations and billionaires that try to buy elections and silence the voice of hard-working families. That’s why I’m so honored to have the endorsement of End Citizens United and Let America Vote, who have led the charge to get money out of our politics and ensure every American can make their voice heard at the ballot box.” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
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 18,000 in CA-42.