March 6, 2018 / Press Releases

ECU Congratulates Escobar in TX-16

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement congratulating Veronica Escobar on her victory in the Texas 23rd primary:

“Congratulations to Veronica Escobar for her victory in Texas. Veronica is a committed reformer who has built her career standing up to injustice and fighting for El Paso families. Veronica knows what so many Texans already do – that the system is broken and Washington is only helping itself. Veronica has the grit, determination and experience to lead and we look forward to helping her win in November.”

A committed reformer, Escobar is an advocate for overturning Citizens United, the 2010 decision that unleashed unlimited, undisclosed money in our elections. She supports the DISCLOSE Act, which would require secret money groups to disclose their donors and spending when they engage in any political activity. Escobar opposes efforts to gut the Johnson Amendment, a decades-old law that prevents political groups from using churches to funnel unlimited, anonymous money into campaigns.

End Citizens United will connect Escobar’s campaign with its 4,300 members in Texas’ 16th congressional district and activate its 380,000 small-dollar national donors to help ensure she has the resources to win. This cycle, ECU has raised almost $3.9 million in small-dollar, grassroots donations for its endorsed candidates.

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