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Oversight and Reform Committee Hearing Reaffirms Need for H.R. 1

February 6, 2019

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act: “Rampant corruption, abuse of power, and conflicts of interest are fueling Americans’ frustration with the rigged system. It’s diminishing the public’s faith and trust in government. But today’s […]

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ECU Response to State of the Union Address

February 5, 2019

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the below statement following President Trump’s failure to announce support for H.R. 1, the For the People Act, at tonight’s State of the Union address: “President Trump failed to assure the American people he would stand with them in support of H.R. 1, the strongest anti-corruption and reform […]

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NPR: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Compete To Spurn Establishment Cash

February 5, 2019

By Peter Overby As Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand jumped into the Democratic presidential nomination contest, they staked out the same position against corporate campaign cash. “The money in politics is corrupting. It controls everything,” Gillibrand told a gathering in Des Moines, Iowa, last month. “You’ve got to take on the whole system, and you have to […]

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Jim Jordan’s Opposition to H.R. 1 Driven by Special Interest Backers

February 5, 2019

House Democrats will hold their second hearing Wednesday on H.R. 1, the For the People Act, in the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has spent the last two weeks offering lies and misleading claims about the bill. Before the hearing begins tomorrow, here are the facts. Like Senate Majority Leader Mitch […]

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Daily Hampshire Gazette: McGovern vows not to accept corporate money

February 4, 2019

By Luis Fieldman  … “On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern held a town hall event at the World War II Club to address the powerful influence that major corporations have on American politics – and pledged to no longer accept corporate donations. “During the forum, McGovern discussed the first major legislation introduced by the new […]

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CNN: House Chair: Why I’m no longer accepting corporate PAC money

February 4, 2019

By Jim McGovern … “I will no longer take corporate PAC money for my campaign. It’s what the people of Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District want. And it’s the right thing to do. “I’m proud to join dozens of other members of Congress who have made this decision, including my Massachusetts colleagues Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley and Lori […]

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MassLive: US Rep. Jim McGovern swears off corporate PAC money

February 4, 2019

By Shannon Young “U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, pledged this week that he will no longer accept campaign contributions from corporate political action committees, arguing that special interests use such money and influence to try and “stack the deck for themselves.” Click here to read the full article. 

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ECU Applauds McGovern’s Decision to Reject Corporate PAC Money

February 2, 2019

McGovern is the first chair of a full Congressional Committee to forgo corporate PAC money With McGovern’s announcement, 51 Democratic members of the 116th Congress are rejecting corporate PAC money End Citizens United (ECU) praised Congressman Jim McGovern today for his decision to reject corporate PAC money. At a town hall in Northampton, MA, McGovern made the announcement with ECU President […]

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Rep. Collins’ Misleading, Hypocritical Attacks Expose His Anti-Transparency Record

January 30, 2019

Rep. Collins’ Misleading, Hypocritical Attacks Expose His Anti-Transparency Record At yesterday’s House Judiciary Hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act, ranking member Representative Doug Collins (GA-09) took a jab at disclosure for grassroots, small-dollar donors while staying mum about his record of protecting dark money donors. The truth is that Collins has a […]

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ECU Applauds Rep. Crow’s “End Dark Money Act”

January 30, 2019

End Citizens United (ECU) Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising Representative Jason Crow for introducing a bill aimed at closing loopholes that allow mega-donors to hide their political spending through phony social welfare organizations: “For too long, mega-donors and big money special interests, operating under the guise of ‘social welfare,’ have abused this […]

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