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End Citizens United // Let America Vote Endorses Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux for Re-Election

Sep 09, 2021

Bourdeaux has established herself as a champion of voting rights and anti-corruption reform in Congress

End Citizens United // Let America Vote (ECU // LAV) today endorsed Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia’s seventh congressional district as part of the group’s efforts to re-elect members of the Democratic House majority committed to limiting the influence of big money in politics and protecting the freedom to vote.

Since being elected to Congress last year, Rep. Bourdeaux has quickly established herself as a champion for anti-corruption, political transparency, and voting rights. Rep. Bourdeaux helped pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), two critical pieces of legislation that will protect the freedom to vote, fight back against the corrupting influence of dark money in our elections, and eliminate partisan gerrymandering. The For the People Act included Rep. Bourdeaux’s proposal to protect the freedom to vote in Georgia by protecting access to vote-by-mail and secure drop boxes. Rep. Bourdeaux also refuses to take money from corporate PACs, holding herself accountable to the hard-working people of her district, not the corporate and dark money special interests that dominate Washington.

“During her first few months in Congress, Rep. Bourdeaux has lived up to the promises she made to the people of Georgia by rejecting corporate PAC money and voting to protect their right to vote from dark money special interests,” said End Citizens United // Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller. “We’re proud to endorse Rep. Bourdeaux so she can continue standing up for the working families of Georgia, and we look forward to seeing her re-elected next year.”

​”When I ran for Congress I promised not to take corporate PAC money because our leaders should be responsive to the people in their district — not powerful special interests. I am honored to receive this endorsement and continue fighting to fix our broken campaign finance system, roll back the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and get special interest money out of politics,” said Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux.

ECU // LAV raised and spent $65.5 million in the 2020 election cycle and raised and contributed over $33,337 in support of Bourdeaux’s election. Its $12.5 million independent expenditure made it the 4th largest issue group spending on the Democratic side. ECU // LAV’s members raised $9.5 million directly for endorsed candidates and state ballot measures. The group also donated nearly $2.5 million directly to its endorsed campaigns.

ECU // LAV merged in 2020. The group 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. ECU led the effort to flip the House in 2018 by supporting pro-reform candidates that stood up to Big Money and corporate special interests. In 2020, ECU // LAV led the fight to protect all Americans’ right to vote, and played a pivotal role in electing anti-corruption Senate candidates that helped flip the chamber. ECU // LAV has more than four million members nationwide, including 4,206 in GA-07.