End Citizens United Endorses Doug Applegate for Congress

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 31, 2016

Contact: Adam Bozzi, adam@endcitizensunited.org

End Citizens United has endorsed Doug Applegate for Congress. Applegate is running to represent California’s 49th Congressional district.

End Citizens United (ECU) is a grassroots-funded organization that is dedicated to electing members of Congress who, like Applegate, will fight to overturn Citizens United and to pass campaign finance reform that will remove unlimited, secret money from our political system.

“Colonel Applegate spent his career protecting our nation, and now he’s running for Congress to empower Californians, who’ve been silenced by a small group of billionaires and special interests,” said Tiffany Muller, Executive Director of ECU. “While Col. Applegate is committed to reforming our campaign finance system and making sure that Washington works for middle-class families, his opponent has been one of the leading contributors to the dysfunction and gridlock in Congress. Darrell Issa has wasted taxpayer money on politically motivated investigations and pushed for laws that benefit his wealthy, special interest allies, not the American people.”

“I strongly oppose the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, which provides big money donors with an outsized voice in our electoral process,” said Applegate. “The voices of the American people should not be drowned out by large corporations and extremely wealthy donors. I am committed to working with End Citizens United to close campaign finance loopholes and bring transparency to the democratic process.”

The Cook Political Report has rated the campaign for the 49th district a tossup, as weeks of polling have shown Applegate now in dead heat with Issa. 

End Citizens United PAC was established in March 2015 to counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. To date, more than 1.5 million grassroots members from every state and territory have taken action to support End Citizens United.

Read more on ECU from the San Francisco Chronicle: End Citizens United Aggressively Seeks Campaign Finance Reform.

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