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In First Round of House Endorsements, End Citizens United // Let America Vote Endorse Rep. Lucy McBath for Reelection

Jun 02, 2021

McBath has led efforts to protect voting rights and pass anti-corruption reforms and does not accept corporate PAC money

End Citizens United (ECU) // Let America Vote (LAV) today endorsed Representative Lucy McBath in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District for reelection, as part of the group’s first round of House of Representatives endorsements for the 2022 election cycle.

Representative McBath was first elected to the House in 2018 as part of the historic class that flipped the chamber by promising to stand up for working families––not special interests and big corporations––and working to protect and expand voting rights. Since arriving in Washington, she has followed through on her promise to return power to Georgians by not accepting corporate PAC money and twice cosponsoring and voting for the For the People Act (H.R. 1)––a once-in-a-generation anti-corruption bill that would stop billionaires and corporate special interests from buying our elections, shine a light on dark money, end partisan gerrymandering, protect the freedom to vote, and institute iron-clad ethics laws.

“During her short time in Congress, Representative McBath has exposed how the NRA and the gun lobby draw their power from a broken campaign finance system. She understands that special interests will continue to block progress on the issues important to Georgia families unless we remove the outsized influence of Big Money in politics and protect the right to vote, which is why she’s been such a fierce advocate for H.R.1, the For the People Act,” said ECU/LAV President Tiffany Muller. “We’re proud to endorse Representative McBath, and look forward to helping her win.”

“End Citizens United and Let America Vote are leading the fight to end the corrupting influence of money in our politics. I am proud to have their support in my bid for re-election because the stakes have never been higher. Our Democracy is under attack, and we must do all we can to reform our politics,” said Representative McBath.

ECU // LAV raised and spent $65.5 million in the 2020 election cycle and raised and contributed over $151,000 in support of McBath’s reelection. 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 over $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 18,500 in GA-06.