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Statement on House Administration Committee Markup on the For The People Act

February 26, 2019

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on today’s House Administration Committee markup on the For the People Act (H.R. 1): “Americans have had it with being cut out of the conversation while mega-donors and special interests pull the strings in Washington. Today’s House Administration Committee markup hearing is a major milestone […]

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Grassroots Donors, Reform Take Center Stage in 2020 Presidential Race

February 20, 2019

Just 24 hours after announcing his candidacy, Senator Bernie Sanders raised $6 million in small-dollar contributions, averaging $27 per donation. As the field of candidates continues to grow, small-dollar donors are proving once again, as they did in the 2018 midterms, that they will play a pivotal role in the election. With the first primaries a […]

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Statement on House Administration Committee Hearing on the For the People Act

February 14, 2019

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on today’s House Administration Committee hearing on H.R. 1, the For the People Act: “Americans are tired of having their concerns take a back seat to the interests of corporations and mega-donors. Today’s hearing laid out the case for transformative legislation that will restore the […]

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Rodney Davis’ Objection to H.R. 1 Influenced by Special Interests

February 14, 2019

House Democrats will hold their fourth hearing Thursday on H.R. 1, the For the People Act, in the Committee on House Administration. Even though 13 members of his Illinois delegation in the House have co-sponsored this anti-corruption and good government bill, Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) has already made clear he opposes it and will use Thursday’s hearing […]

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Mark Kelly Announces He Won’t Take Corporate PAC Money

February 12, 2019

In 2020 Senate battleground race, Kelly announces he won’t take a dime of corporate PAC money In conjunction with his Arizona Senate bid announcement, Mark Kelly pledges to refuse corporate PAC contributions. “By rejecting corporate PAC money, Mark Kelly is proving to Arizonans that he’s listening to them and that he’s accountable to people — […]

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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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