“Chrissy Houlahan isn’t afraid to take a stand against Big Money and we’re proud to endorse her,” said President of ECU Tiffany Muller in a letter of endorsement. “Chrissy understands the corrupting influence of money in politics and has made reform a key part of her candidacy. She knows we can’t fix the broken system without first standing up to the special interests trying to buy our elections. We look forward to working together to unrig the system for everyday Americans in Pennsylvania and around the country.”
“I’m deeply concerned by the increasing influence of secret money in our elections. We need to reform our campaign finance system to increase transparency and regain the public’s trust in our elected officials,” said Houlahan in a press release. “If elected, one of my first actions in Congress will be to fix this broken campaign finance system and work to undo the damage caused by Citizens United.”
Republican candidate, Rep. Ryan Costello, defends the Citizens United decision made by the Supreme Court, and voted to block a constitutional amendment overturning the decision in 2015.
According to the press release, ECU, with its almost 4,000 members in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional district, will help guarantee that Houlahan has the resources to win by working with her campaign and activating ECU’s 360,000 national donors. By exposing their opponents’ ties to special interests, ECU assisted the election of New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan and Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto in 2016. ECU has raised almost $2 million for its endorsed candidates, and is dedicated to electing members of Congress want to eliminate Citizens United and pass campaign finance reform.