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Roll Call: Democrats Cast Wide Net in Shaping ‘Better Deal’ Platform

July 25, 2017

By: Bridget Bowman Democrats are set to unveil their “Better Deal” agenda Monday afternoon. Over the past seven months, the House Democrats’ campaign arm has sought to foster unity around an economically focused agenda through meetings with stakeholders and conversations with voters. The goal for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was to create a unifying message on the economy and jobs […]

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End Citizens United Applauds ‘By the People’ Reform Package

July 18, 2017

Proposals introduced to strengthen ethics laws, fix the broken campaign finance system and empower American voters Washington DC — ECU applauds the By the People reform package put forward today by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman John Sarbanes, Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force. The comprehensive set of proposals to strengthen our nation’s ethics laws, fix our […]

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Politico: Groups deliver 300,000 petitions to DOJ

July 18, 2017

Groups deliver 300,000 petitions to DOJ: Advocacy groups will deliver 300,000 petitions to the Department of Justice today that call for an investigation into potential Russian interference in the election. Every Voice, Common Cause, End Citizens United and Daily Kos launched the petitions after the emails from Donald Trump Jr. were released last week and […]

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TC Palm: Sen. Bill Nelson’s war chest reaches $5 million

July 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t have a GOP opponent – yet – in next year’s re-election contest, but he’s got $5 million in his campaign treasury. The Florida Democrat reported raising more than $2.1 million in the three-month period that ended June 30, roughly the same amount he collected during the quarter of this year. […]

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House Appropriations Committee Votes to Allow Political Money in Churches

July 14, 2017

Provision in House Appropriations Bill allows special interests to manipulate churches, funnel secret political money through the pulpit Republicans reject amendment to strip the rider from the bill End Citizens United President and Executive Director Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee’s bill that includes a measure to gut enforcement of the […]

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Dallas News: Beto O’Rourke campaign raises $2.1M in Q2 in bid to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

July 13, 2017

By: Caroline Kelly WASHINGTON — Democratic Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke  received $2.1 million in donations in the second quarter for his campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, his campaign announced Thursday. O’Rourke’s bid is considered a long shot since reliably GOP Texas hasn’t had a Democratic senator since 1994, but he has […]

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The Hill: Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians highlights vulnerabilities in electoral system

July 13, 2017

By: Tiffany Muller, President and Executive Director of End Citizens United Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian operative intent on interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a bombshell of a revelation that hits the highest levels of the Trump campaign. A meeting between a representative working on behalf of the Russian government and top […]

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End Citizens United: Reject Rider Gutting Johnson Amendment

July 12, 2017

Provision in House Appropriations Bill would allow special interests to manipulate churches, funnel secret political money through the pulpit ECU supports an amendment proposed by Wasserman Schultz to strip the rider from the bill Washington DC — End Citizens United (ECU) is calling on the House Appropriations Committee to reject a rider in the House Financial Services […]

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Journal Gazette: JG Political Notebook (ECU endorse Donnelly)

July 9, 2017

By: Brian Francisco and Niki Kelly Donnelly endorsed for re-election End Citizens United, which advocates for the prohibition of unlimited and undisclosed political spending, has endorsed Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. Donnelly is widely considered among the most vulnerable Democratic senators facing re-election next year because Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won Indiana by 19 percentage […]

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