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

Jun 02, 2021

Levin 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 Mike Levin in California’s 49th Congressional District for reelection, as part of the group’s first round of House of Representatives endorsements for the 2022 election cycle.

Levin 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, he has followed through on his promise to return power to Californians 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. Levin is also a proud member of the End Corruption Caucus that works on keeping dark money, corporate PACs, and special interests out of our democracy.

“Since being sworn into office, Representative Mike Levin has been committed to delivering results for Californians, holding a town hall every month so he can be a voice for working families, and not taking a dime of corporate PAC money. He has taken bold action to strengthen and protect our democracy by working to expand voting rights, remove the influence of dark money and special interests from our elections, and crack down on the culture of corruption in Washington that gives more power to corporate special interests than everyday Californians,” said ECU // LAV President Tiffany Muller. “We’re proud to support Representative Levin’s reelection and look forward to working alongside him to limit Big Money in politics, protect the freedom to vote, and make our government work on behalf of California families.”

ECU // LAV raised and spent $65.5 million in the 2020 election cycle and raised and contributed over $33,000 in support of Levin’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 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 25,700 in CA-49.