End Citizens United and Let America Vote Endorse Michelle De La Isla in KS-02

De La Isla is rejecting corporate PAC money

As Topeka’s mayor, De La Isla has put Kansans’ needs first and will continue to do so in Washington 

End Citizens United (ECU) and Let America Vote (LAV) today endorsed Michelle De La Isla for Congress in Kansas’ Second Congressional District. De La Isla is rejecting corporate PAC money and building a grassroots movement of small donors to root out corruption in Washington. 

“As a former Topeka City Council Member myself, I know firsthand that Kansas families need leadership that will put their needs before corporate special interests,” said ECU and LAV President Tiffany Muller. “From her time on City Council to serving as Topeka’s mayor, Michelle De La Isla has dedicated her career to public service and fighting on behalf of Kansas families. By rejecting corporate PAC donations, Michelle is demonstrating that she’ll stand up to Big Money special interests and root out corruption in Washington. We’re proud to endorse Michelle De La Isla, and we look forward to helping her win.” 

“Public service isn’t about politics, it’s about people,” said Michelle De La Isla. “I’m running for Congress so I can be a voice for Kansans, that’s what democracy is. Corporations have a place in our society, but their voices should not be louder than those of individuals. We need to protect every Kansans’ right to vote. Kansans are counting on me to go to Washington and stand up for them, and that is what I’m going to do. I’m proud to be endorsed by End Citizens United and Let America Vote because it’s time to get dark money out of politics.” 

Michelle grew up in poverty, was homeless, survived domestic violence, and beat cancer before earning her degree at Wichita State University. After moving to Topeka, Michelle served for two non-profit organizations, and has used her story to help others overcome their circumstances. Michelle has spent her career advocating for her community and empowering Kansans to participate in their government. Now, she’s running for Congress to give voice to their priorities to Washington. 

ECU and LAV recently merged to combat the two biggest challenges facing our democracy: Big Money and voter suppression. ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so that the government works for all Americans. LAV is building a grassroots effort to fight back against voter suppression and protect every American’s right to vote. 

ECU and LAV will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. ECU has more than four million members nationwide, including 6,200 in Kansas’ Second Congressional District, and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14. In 2018, over 1,000 LAV grassroots volunteers knocked on over 340,000 doors, made 112,000 calls, and sent 341,000 texts to help elect 100 pro-democracy leaders.