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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Group just wants to overturn U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign finance

November 4, 2017

By: Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United Politicians are beholden to big-money special interests in today’s rigged system. We’re fighting for reform. Just about all of us agree that there’s too much money in our politics. Three-fourths of Americans, from both parties, believe corporate political donations lead to corruption. And nine out of 10 […]

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The Gazette: Abby Finkenauer lands two more endorsements in Iowa 1st District U.S. House race

November 2, 2017

By: James Q. Lynch CEDAR RAPIDS — State Rep. Abby Finkenauer has landed another labor union endorsement in her bid for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s U.S. House 1st District race. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 234, which represents members in 92 Iowa counties, including the entire 1st District, is supporting Finkenauer because “we […]

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ECU: Reject Johnson Amendment Repeal in Tax Reform

November 2, 2017

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller released the following statement in response to the provision in the Republican tax reform bill that would repeal the Johnson Amendment, a crucial law that prevents political mega-donors from using houses of worship like churches, synagogues, and mosques to funnel money into campaigns. Repealing the decades-old law would have severe […]

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Why is the GOP Forcing a Tax Plan that Hurts the Middle Class? It’s About Doing the Bidding for Their Big Money Donors

November 2, 2017

Washington, DC — Republicans today unveiled their secretive tax bill that would require middle class families to pay more to give tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Why would Republicans try to force through this partisan bill? Because they are in the pockets of their Big Money special interest donors. The people who would benefit from […]

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Heller Took Big Money from the Gun Lobby. How Has He Returned the Favor?

November 1, 2017

Heller Has Benefited from $200,000 in Gun Lobby Cash Washington, DC — One month after the deadliest shooting in modern American history, Nevadans are still waiting for leadership from Senator Dean Heller. Heller, who may be best known for taking cues from his mega-donors rather than Nevadans, has a long history of opposing common-sense reforms that […]

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McClatchy: Most of Cruz’ campaign money comes from Texas

October 31, 2017

By: Andrea Drusch WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz’s opponents on the left and right have accused the senator of abandoning Texas to raise his national profile — but in the year after his failed presidential bid, he’s raised money primarily from his home state. Cruz has raised nearly $4.7 million since January. Seventy-seven percent of contributions of […]

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ECU to FEC: Increase Digital Disclosure to Protect our Elections

October 31, 2017

ECU to launch week-long grassroots campaign mobilizing members to submit comments with FEC Campaign comes on the heels of multiple indictments in Russia investigation; Capitol Hill hearings with tech giants   Washington, DC — Ahead of Twitter, Facebook and Google’s testimony in this week’s Congressional hearings on Russia’s meddling in last year’s election, End Citizens United (ECU) today launched […]

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Joe Cunningham Releases Bold Ethics Reform Package to Fight Corruption and Drain the Swamp in Washington

October 31, 2017

Joe Cunningham, Democratic candidate for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, today released a comprehensive ethics plan to clean up elections and reform our broken campaign finance system. Cunningham is the latest candidate to run on a platform that’s centered on reducing the corrupting influence of money in politics. The ethics reform package comes on the […]

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ECU Statement on Manafort and Gates Indictments, Papadopoulos Guilty Plea

October 30, 2017

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller today released the following statement in response to the recent indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates and the guilty plea by Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos: “The chairman of the Trump campaign and his deputy have been charged with conspiracy against the […]

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