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End Citizens United // Let America Vote Endorses Rep. Peter Welch for U.S. Senate

Jan 20, 2022

End Citizens United // Let America Vote today endorsed Congressman Peter Welch for U.S. Senate in Vermont.

Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Welch has been a champion in getting big money out of politics and protecting the freedom to vote. He’s been a leader in the fight to overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision and has consistently stood up to corporate special interests. He’s been a leading force on key reforms like banning members of Congress from trading and owning stock to prevent the appearance of conflicts of interest.

“We need an anti-corruption champion like Congressman Welch in the Senate. We know that just as he’s done in the House, he will do everything he can in the Senate to stop the corrupting influence of dark money in politics and ensure Vermont families can make their voices and votes heard in our elections,” said End Citizens United // Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller. “We are proud to endorse Congressman Welch and look forward to seeing him fighting for the people of Vermont in the Senate.”

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of End Citizens United and Let America Vote, organizations on the frontlines working to get dark money out of politics and protecting voting rights. With the many threats facing our democracy, the stakes have never been higher. I will continue to fight to protect your right to vote and work to ensure our government is accountable to the people it serves, not special interests or corporations. I am proud to have End Citizens United and Let America Vote as partners in this effort and know that together, with their members in Vermont, we can make change,” said Congressman Peter Welch.

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 16,000 in Vermont.