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End Citizens United Launches Program Educating Michigan Voters on Dana Nessel and Jocelyn Benson’s Records
October 8, 2018
Today, End Citizens United’s non-federal affiliate, Fight For Reform, announced an upcoming TV and digital buy in Michigan’s Flint media market to help introduce local voters to two down-ballot Democratic reform champions: Dana Nessel, candidate for Attorney General, and Jocelyn Benson, candidate for Secretary of State.
Nessel’s career of standing up to big polluters and other special interests, and her service as a prosecutor on an anti-hate crimes unit, demonstrates that she is exceptionally qualified to serve as the state’s top cop. Benson’s visionary plan for how Michigan can stop the corrupting flow of unlimited, undisclosed money in state elections shows that she is a similarly excellent choice to become Michigan’s leading campaign finance official.
The ads will share these key points with voters. The TV ad buy, on both broadcast and cable, focuses on Nessel’s record. The digital ads will focus separately on Nessel and Benson. All ads will run continuously in Flint for the last two weeks of the election, from October 23 through November 6.

ECU Endorses Outlaw Dirty Money Constitutional Amendment in Arizona
April 26, 2018

Phoenix, AZ – Today, End Citizens United (ECU) endorsed the proposed Outlaw Dirty Money amendment to the Arizona Constitution. The amendment would increase transparency and help prevent corruption by requiring public disclosure of all contributors who give $2,500 or more to influence elections. The amendment would also stop the pervasive practice of laundering political contributions through intermediaries to hide the source of the money.

End Citizens United Endorses the People Govern, Not Money Ballot Initiative to Overturn Citizens United
January 09, 2018

BOSTON, MA — End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed the People Govern, Not Money ballot initiative in Massachusetts. The initiative would support the passage of the 28th Amendment to get big money out of politics. The proposed 28th Amendment would overturn the disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision and declare that corporations are not people. Already, nineteen states and over 800 cities and towns throughout the country have passed 28th Amendment resolutions with bipartisan support.

End Citizens United Endorses Represent South Dakota Ballot Initiative to Strengthen Ethics & Campaign Finance Rules
January 03, 2018

Pierre, SD — Today, End Citizens United (ECU) endorsed the South Dakota Voter Protection and Anti-Corruption Amendment. The campaign to pass the amendment is led by Represent South Dakota, a grassroots, bipartisan group. The amendment was certified by Secretary of State Shantel Krebs last week to appear on the November 2018 ballot as Constitutional Amendment W.

Guest commentary: It’s time to get Big Money out of Missouri politics
May 19, 2017

Missouri desperately needs a fair, functional government. In a system that’s swarming with corrupt politicians and lobbyists, it’s no wonder Missouri families are left behind. With elected leaders failing to act, only citizens can make this happen. The first step is a vote for the Clean Missouri initiative in the November 2018 election.

End Citizens United Endorses Clean Missouri Ballot Initiative to Clean Up Jefferson City
May 17, 2017

Jefferson City, MO  – Today, End Citizens United (ECU) endorsed the proposed Clean Missouri ballot initiative. The Clean Missouri ballot initiative will increase transparency, limit the influence of Big Money in local elections and combat the undue influence of lobbyists in Jefferson City. The initiative, which launched today, is currently in the signature collection stage and is scheduled to be on the November 2018 ballot.