End Citizens United (ECU) // Let America Vote (LAV) today endorsed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for reelection. Gillibrand, who was one of the first senators to reject corporate PAC money, has been spearheading the democracy reform movement in the Senate.
“Senator Gillibrand understands that we can’t make progress on the most important issues unless we change the way Washington works. That’s why she has been fighting to fix the broken system—whether it’s ending insider trading, shining a light on dark money, or protecting and expanding access to the ballot box,” said Chintan Patel, ECU // LAV Vice President of Political Affairs. “She was also one of the first senators to refuse corporate PAC money, demonstrating to her constituents that she is accountable only to them. We’re proud to endorse Senator Gillibrand, and we look forward to helping her win.”
“Take any problem in Washington, and the corrupting influence of money in politics is standing in the way of fixing it,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve worked to increase transparency and make government work better for all New Yorkers. I’m honored to once again have the support of End Citizens United/Let America Vote, and look forward to working alongside them to create a truly representative democracy.”
Throughout her career, Senator Gillibrand has fought to increase transparency and accountability in government. She was the first member of Congress to publicly post her official daily schedule, requests for earmarks, and personal financial disclosures. Gillibrand was also the lead sponsor and co-author of the original STOCK Act, which aimed to ban members of Congress and their family from trading on insider information. Gillibrand has supported a number of reform bills, including the Freedom to Vote Act, the DISCLOSE Act, the CLEAR Act, and the Clean Elections Act. In 2022, Gillibrand received an “A+” on ECU // LAV’s legislative scorecard, a testament to her strong commitment to pro-democracy legislation.
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.