Cal Cunningham, candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, released a bold anti-corruption plan today to combat the influence of money in politics. End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller joined Cunningham at an event in Raleigh to unveil the plan.
“Cal Cunningham’s plan hits back at political corruption in Washington and proves he’ll fight to unrig the system, unlike Senator Tillis, who has taken over $2.2 million from corporate PACs,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “Cunningham’s plan is aimed at making government more transparent and accountable to North Carolinians. Meanwhile, Tillis has refused to follow through on an independent redistricting committee he once supported and passed voter suppression efforts that cut early voting in North Carolina. The contrast between the two is day and night. Cal Cunningham has the independence to lead the Tar Heel state forward.”
Cunningham’s plan will make government more transparent and accountable to North Carolinians by getting big money out of politics, ending partisan gerrymandering, securing elections and guaranteeing access to the ballot in the Tar Heel state.
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Cal Cunningham (left) and End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller (right).
Associated Press: NC Senate hopeful Cunningham unveils anti-corruption plan
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham says he’ll fight for fair and secure elections and to scale back the influence of corporate political donations if he wins next year.
The former state legislator and Iraq War veteran unveiled on Wednesday reforms that jibe with his priority to fight “rampant corruption” in Washington. Cunningham wants to unseat Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, who is seeking a second term.
Cunningham wants greater disclosure by super PACs and other independent expenditure groups. He supports a five-year waiting period before outgoing members of Congress and presidential Cabinets can be lobbyists. He also wants to reinstate U.S. Justice Department review of election law changes in areas with histories of discrimination.
Nonpartisan redistricting and aggressive monitoring of overseas interference of U.S. elections also make Cunningham’s to-do list.