Washington DC — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Doug Jones for U.S. Senate. Jones is running in the Alabama special election against Roy Moore, an extremist with a racist, bigoted agenda, who will defend a corrupt, rigged system in Washington that favors the priorities of special interests over everyday Alabamians.
“Roy Moore’s radical agenda has no place in the U.S. Senate, plain and simple. His extreme ideology is contrary to Alabama values and American values. And in Washington, he’ll give Big Money special interests more influence over our politics,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “While Moore has repeatedly embarrassed Alabamians, and paid himself and his wife more than $1 million from a charity he controlled, Doug Jones is a man of character and integrity. He’s been a tough prosecutor who isn’t afraid to do what’s right and will take that same commitment to Congress and unrig the system so it works for all Americans.”
“Alabama families are tired of watching Washington leave them behind,” said Jones. “Reform that empowers voters will upend the broken system that prioritizes deep-pocketed interests over everyday Alabamians. I look forward to working with End Citizens United to curb the corrosive, corrupting influence of Big Money in politics.”
Moore is closely aligned with shady special interest mega-donors, including the Mercer family and their right-hand man Steve Bannon. The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC, which supported his primary opponent, immediately announced support for Moore’s extremist agenda following the runoff. Moore’s campaign is being propped up by hate groups and secretive “dark money” organizations, including Public Advocate, a radical anti-LGBT group, and he’s fighting to give them more power to influence democracy. He is also a high profile leader in the effort to repeal the Johnson Amendment to allow political groups to use churches to funnel money into campaigns.
Moore has a long history of championing out-of-touch, dangerous ideas. As a judge, Moore was suspended and removed from office for putting his personal views ahead of the rule of law – including advising judges to deny same-sex couples marriage licenses. He is a “birther” who pushed the idea that President Obama was not born in America and said this year that the 9/11 attacks were divine punishment on America.
Jones stands in stark contrast to Moore. As a US Attorney, he brought members of the KKK involved in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, which claimed the lives of four girls, to justice. He is committed to unrigging the system by getting Big Money out of politics and giving a voice to those who have been shut out of the process.
ECU is a grassroots-funded organization dedicated to electing members of Congress who will fight to overturn Citizens United and pass meaningful campaign finance reform that will remove unlimited, undisclosed money from our political system. Founded over two years ago, the group has grown to more than three million members.
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