End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement praising Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for introducing a sweeping “Clean Elections” plan aimed at rooting out big money and empowering small-dollar donors:
“Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s “Clean Elections” plan is a bold, innovative proposal that will encourage more people to participate in our democracy and open up our political system to a more diverse set of candidates. These reforms are aimed at empowering everyday Americans who can’t compete with the Koch Brothers or billionaire-funded super PACs. It would make politicians accountable to their constituents, not those with the biggest checks.
“Senator Gillibrand is refusing corporate PAC money, lobbyist money, and the support of a single-candidate super PAC in her campaign and we applaud her for building on those commitments by putting forward her plan to empower small-dollar donors. We look forward to other candidates putting forward their plans for how to fix our broken political system, which lets big money and special interests stifle progress on everything from gun violence prevention to the high cost of prescription drugs to building an economy that works for all Americans.”
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