Washington, D.C. — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed five candidates running for Congress, all of whom are committed to curbing the influence of Big Money in politics.The endorsed candidates include: Harley Rouda (CA-48), Amy McGrath (KY-06), Kara Eastman (NE-02), Scott Wallace (PA-01), and Susan Wild (PA-07).
“American families know that the rigged system in Washington isn’t working in their interests and they’re demanding change” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “By making reform a central element in their campaign, these candidates are proving that they’re listening to voters and are ready to roll up their sleeves to fight for their communities, not corporate special interests. We’re proud to endorse these reformers and look forward to helping them win in November.”
A recent Gallup poll shows that Americans’ faith in the government is at an all-time low, with over 90% believing the government is working for the benefit of a few special interests. A robust reform agenda is critical to winning support from voters, particularly independents. ECU’s endorsement will help these candidates compete with high-spending special interests by connecting them with its grassroots members in their own states and districts, as well as to its national network of 400,000 small-dollar donors.
End Citizens United is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics. The group is working to elect members of Congress who will fight to overturn Citizens United and pass meaningful reforms. Established in 2015, End Citizens United has over three million members and is entirely grassroots-funded, with an average donation of just $14.