March 4, 2019 / Press Releases

End Citizens United Action Fund Calls for Passage of For the People Act (H.R.1)

In letter to Speaker Pelosi, ECU expresses strong support for the bill

ECU organized a letter in October, signed by three-quarters of the incoming freshman class, demanding reform be the first item on the agenda in the 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — End Citizens United Action Fund today sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Representative John Sarbanes in support of the For the People Act (H.R.1). ECU Action Fund has played a pivotal role in harnessing the power of its four million members to pressure Congress to pass campaign finance reform legislation.

The letter reads:

“On behalf of End Citizens United Action Fund and our more than four million members around the country, we are proud to support the For the People Act (H.R. 1), a once-in-a-generation government reform bill that will restore the promise of our democracy.

“Far too many Americans believe their government no longer works for them. They see wealthy special interests dictating policy, politicians setting the rules for their own elections, federal officials profiting off the public interest, and too little interest from those in power in securing our voting systems. The For the People Act is critical to restoring the public’s faith in our democratic institutions and ensuring everyone’s voice and vote is heard, counted, and protected.”
Read the full letter here.

The For the People Act is borne out of the 2018 midterm elections that saw a majority of Democrats run on a platform of cleaning up corruption and unrigging the system in Washington. The comprehensive bill will restore voting rights, safeguard the integrity of elections, reform ethics laws, and end the dominance of big money in politics. In October, ECU organized a letter, signed by three-quarters of the incoming class, demanding reform be the first item on the agenda in the new Congress. A post-election poll commissioned by ECU found that 75 percent of 2018 voters in battleground House districts said cracking down on Washington corruption was their top priority.

# # #

Next Post

End Citizens United Urges Inslee to Disavow Single-Candidate Super PAC