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End Citizens United // Let America Vote Endorses Nikki Budzinski for Congress in IL-13

Apr 21, 2022

Budzinski is refusing to take corporate PAC money

End Citizens United // Let America Vote today endorsed Nikki Budzinski for Congress in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.

The people of Illinois’ 13th district deserve a Congresswoman who fights for them and their interests, not wealthy special interests. Nikki Budzinski will provide much-needed change for the people of Illinois. She understands that we need to rid our elections of the influence of big money and will push for more transparency by working to overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision that allowed billionaires to buy our elections. She is also refusing to take money from corporate PACs, ensuring that the only group that she is accountable to are the people of Illinois’ 13th. Budzinski comes from a working-class background and just as she did working for Governor Pritzker, she’ll lift the voices of working Americans who deserve equal representation in Washington, fighting to give the people a voice, not wealthy corporations.

“Nikki Budzinski will be a true representative of the people. She’ll work to put money in hard-working Americans’ pockets and work to curb corporate greed–which is exactly why she’s refusing to accept any corporate PAC money. Her background in labor issues gives her a personal perspective when it comes to fighting for the working-class families in the district and proves she has experience standing up for hard-working Illinois families,” said ECU // LAV President Tiffany Muller. “We’re excited to endorse Nikki for Congress in Illinois’ 13th District and look forward to working with her campaign.”

“I am grateful to have received an endorsement from End Citizens United and Let America Vote. Fighting for working families in my district and standing up to big money is my top priority. I have seen too many politicians leave their constituents behind, which is why I’m not taking a single cent of corporate PAC money. In Congress, I will be a champion for working people. I look forward to working with ECU and LAV to achieve these reforms.” said Nikki Budzinski. 

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.