End Citizens United and Let America Vote Endorse Rep. Yvette Clarke in NY-09

Clarke led the charge to pass the For the People Act, the most sweeping anti-corruption and government ethics bill since Watergate

End Citizens United (ECU) and Let America Vote (LAV) today endorse Representative Yvette Clarke for Congress in New York’s Ninth Congressional District. Clarke supports critical anti-corruption legislation, including the For the People Act and the Democracy for All Amendment. 

“Representative Yvette Clarke cosponsored the For the People Act, a once-in-a-generation reform bill that passed in the House March of 2019,” said ECU and LAV President Tiffany Muller. “Throughout her time in Washington, Clarke has put New York families’ needs ahead of corporate special interests. We’re proud to endorse Yvette Clarke, and we look forward to helping her win so she can continue the incredible work she’s started to make our government work for all New Yorkers.” 

“As long as the disastrous 2010 Supreme Court Decision of Citizens United continues to dictate our elections, corporations and mega-donors will have outsized influence over Washington,” said Rep. Yvette Clarke. “Since I first got elected, I’ve been accountable to New York families. I’m proud to have End Citizens United and Let America Vote’s support, and I’m honored to work alongside them to root out government corruption and protect New Yorkers’ right to vote.” 

bipartisan poll shows that a majority of voters see corruption in the political system as the most serious problem facing the country, especially among independents. The poll also finds that unlimited, undisclosed political contributions and the influence of big money in politics are seen as major problems.

End Citizens United and Let America Vote (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 7,500 in New York’s Ninth 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.