WASHINGTON – Today, on the sixth anniversary of the controversial Citizens United Supreme Court decision, End Citizens United (ECU) PAC officially endorsed Governor Ted Strickland for the US Senate in the Huffington Post:
“The Citizens United earthquake sparked a tidal wave of unlimited and undisclosed corporate cash that has infected our politics and diseased our democracy. It’s created a rigged system in Washington, D.C. – one that gives corporations and their armies of lobbyists an unfair leg up over middle class families.
In Ohio, we’re proud to support former Gov. Ted Strickland for the United States Senate. Strickland showed that he gets it when he told an Athens crowd that with unlimited anonymous dollars influencing politicians, ‘We are in danger of having our country bought and sold.’
It’s an easy decision. Between Strickland and incumbent Senator Rob Portman, only Strickland has called for an end to Citizens United.”
End Citizens United is a grassroots-funded organization that is dedicated to electing members of Congress who will fight to overturn Citizens United and advocate for campaign finance reform to remove “dark money” from our political system.
“Unless we rein in the unlimited and undisclosed money from corporate special interests and the billionaire class, the voices of middle class Americans are going to be completely drowned out,” said Governor Ted Strickland. “I’m ready to take on the corrupting influence of big money in our elections, and I’m glad to have End Citizens United by my side in this fight.”
End Citizens United PAC was established in March 2015 to counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. To date, more than one million grassroots supporters have signed their name to an online petition calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
The complete press kit from ECU is available by clicking here.
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