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ECU Action Fund, Brady, Sen. Blumenthal, Rep. McBath Call For Democracy Reform To Help Pass Gun Safety Legislation

September 17, 2019

Today, End Citizens United (ECU) Action Fund and Brady hosted “Mission Critical: Reforming our Democracy to End Gun Violence” at the National Press Club. With keynote addresses from Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA), the event focused on how comprehensive anti-corruption and money in politics reform is critical to passing vital gun safety legislation. […]

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Warren and Trump Speeches Lay Out Competing Visions of Populism

September 17, 2019

By Alexander Burns Senator Elizabeth Warren stood beneath a marble arch in New York City, telling a crowd of thousands that she would lead a movement to purge the government of corruption. Not far from the site of a historic industrial disaster, Ms. Warren described Washington as utterly compromised by the influence of corporations and the […]

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End Citizens United Endorses 15 Reformers for Virginia Legislature

September 17, 2019

End Citizens United (ECU) announced its endorsement of 15 reformers for Virginia’s state legislature, all of whom are committed to fixing the Commonwealth’s broken campaign finance system. The list of endorsed candidates includes: Jennifer Woofter (HD-22), Joshua Cole (HD-28), Mavis Taintor (HD-33), Vivian Watts (HD-39), Morgan Goodman (HD-55), Tim Hickey (HD-59), Lindsey Dougherty (HD-62), Rodney […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Hiral Tipirneni For AZ-06

September 16, 2019

Tipirneni is taking on corruption by rejecting corporate PAC money  Rep. Schweikert, a Big Money 20 incumbent, is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee and has taken over $1.2 million from corporate PACs  In 2018, ECU raised nearly $200,000 in small-dollar donations for Tipirneni’s AZ-08 campaign  End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Hiral Tipirneni for Congress […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Wendy Davis For TX-21

September 11, 2019

Davis is rejecting corporate PAC and lobbyist money Rep. Roy has taken over $100,000 from corporate PACs and lobbyists Washington, DC –– End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Wendy Davis for Congress in Texas’ 21st congressional district. A committed advocate and public servant, Davis is building a grassroots-powered campaign by rejecting money from corporate PACs and […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Kathleen Williams for MT-AL

September 5, 2019

Williams is rejecting corporate PAC money A pragmatic leader, Williams will continue to lead Montana in its fight to root out dark money Washington, DC –– End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Kathleen Williams for Montana’s at-large congressional district. A pragmatic reformer, Williams is running a grassroots-funded campaign and is refusing corporate PAC money. She supports […]

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End Citizens United Raises Over $100,000 In Grassroots Donations for Dan McCready Ahead of NC-09 Special Election

September 5, 2019

McCready rejects corporate PAC money ECU’s members gave an average of $10 directly to McCready’s campaign Washington, DC –– End Citizens United (ECU) announced it has raised over $100,000, with an average contribution of $10, for Dan McCready’s campaign in the special election for North Carolina’s ninth Congressional District. ECU connected its 550,000 grassroots donors, including […]

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End Citizens United Statement Applauding Rep. Joe Kennedy’s No Corporate PAC Pledge Announcement

September 5, 2019

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04) for his announcement to reject corporate PAC money:  “The 2018 elections were a testament to the passion and enthusiasm voters have for representation that can’t be bought and paid for. By rejecting corporate PAC money, Rep. Joe Kennedy is proving […]

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Big Money 20 Incumbents have taken over $1.1 Million from Big Pharma PACs Involved in Opioid Crisis

August 29, 2019

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay Oklahoma $572 million for perpetuating opioid crisis Big Pharma corporate PACs have spent over $130 million since Citizens United In a bombshell court case between the state of Oklahoma and opioid “kingpin” Johnson & Johnson, a judge ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $572 million to Oklahoma for its role in […]

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End Citizens United Endorses Four U.S. Senators for Reelection

August 27, 2019

Jones, Peters, Shaheen and Smith are all original co-sponsors of the For the People Act (S. 949) Washington, DC –– End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) for reelection. All four Senators have strong records of rooting out government corruption […]

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