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ICYMI: New Washington Post Poll Reaffirms Voters Believe Money in Politics at the Root of Washington Dysfunction

October 30, 2017

The Washington Post and University of Maryland released a new poll over the weekend showing that a majority of Americans believe money in politics is at the root of Washington’s dysfunction. The latest poll is consistent with End Citizens United’s research, which shows money in politics is a top concern for voters and that the majority of Americans […]

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ECU, Civic Groups and Experts Call on Facebook, Google to Support Honest Ads Act

October 30, 2017

Washington, DC — End Citizens United (ECU) today, along with 16 civic groups and experts, sent letters to Facebook President and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google Co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, urging them to support the Honest Ads Act. The letters call on the social media and internet giants to take the necessary steps to ensure that their platforms […]

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ECU Statement on Koch Network Ad Buy Against Tammy Baldwin

October 26, 2017

Following the $1.6 million ad buy from the Koch brothers backed network attacking Tammy Baldwin, Adam Bozzi, Communications Director at End Citizens United released the following statement: “Throughout her career, Senator Tammy Baldwin has fought for tax cuts for the middle class and to make sure hard-working Wisconsin families have a fair shot. The Koch brothers’ smear campaign […]

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Politics PA: End Citizens United Announced Two Endorsements in Pennsylvania

October 25, 2017

By: Paul Engelkemier End Citizens United, a Democratic PAC that pushes to change the way campaigns are financed, announced a round of 10 Congressional endorsements including Christina Hartman and state Senator Daylin Leach.  Hartman is running in the 16th Congressional district, and Leach is running in the 7th Congressional district.   “Each of these candidates has […]

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Politico Pro: End Citizens United endorses 10 more House candidates

October 25, 2017

By: Elena Schneider End Citizens United rolled out another round of endorsements for 10 Democratic House candidates, weighing in on several first- and second-tier House races. The progressive group is backing a handful of battleground Democrats, including Angie Craig (MN-02), Susie Lee (NV-03) and Abby Finkenauer (IA-01). End Citizens United also endorsed several House candidates in […]

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NJ.com: For MacArthur opponent, more help is on the way

October 25, 2017

By: The Auditor Andy Kim, the former White House national security adviser taking on Rep. Tom MacArthur in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, picked up the endorsement of a second progressive fundraising group. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee made Kim one of its first three endorsed Democratic congressional candidates for 2018. The PCCC, which supports expanding Social Security […]

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Hotline: End Citizens United Backs 10 New House Challengers

October 25, 2017

By: Ally Mutnick End Citizens United, a campaign finance reform group, endorsed 10 new House challengers Wednesday: former gubernatorial cabinet member Joe Neguse (D) in CO-02; state Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D) in IA-01; 2016 nominee Gretchen Driskell (D) in MI-07; 2016 nominee Angie Craig (D) in MN-02; 2016 NV-04 candidate Susie Lee (D) in NV-03; […]

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Wall Street Wins with Heller’s Bill to Swindle Consumers

October 25, 2017

In a major win for Wall Street, the U.S. Senate last night passed Senator Heller’s bill, which allows financial industry giants like Wells Fargo and Equifax to deceive consumers with fine print agreements, striping them of their right to collectively sue for wrongdoing. Heller, who American Banker magazine called a “valuable asset” to the banking industry, championed […]

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ECU Backs Ten Reformers Challenging House Incumbents in 2018

October 25, 2017

Washington, DC — End Citizens United (ECU) today announced a new round of House endorsements for the 2018 cycle. The grassroots reform group is backing ten more challengers who have pledged to take on the rigged system in Washington, where politicians are beholden to Big Money special interests. The full list of newly endorsed candidates includes: […]

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Senate to Vote on Heller Bill that’s Gift to Equifax, Wall Street at Expense of Nevada Families

October 25, 2017

Heller’s Bill Would Take Away Consumer Rights to File Class-Action Lawsuits  Over the Course of His Career, Heller Received Over $20,000 from Equifax’s Lobbying Firm   Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United, released the following statement on Senator Heller’s controversial bill to block an arbitration rule that would strip consumers’ rights to file class-action lawsuits. […]

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