Raja Announces Endorsement of End Citizens United PAC
Endorsement Highlights Raja’s Commitment to Ensure the Voices of Middle Class Americans Aren’t Drowned out by Special Interests
SCHAUMBURG, IL. (April 25, 2016)—End Citizens United, an organization funded by grassroots donors and dedicated to overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s devastating Citizens United ruling, is endorsing Raja Krishnamoorthi in this year’s open-seat race in the 8th congressional district of Illinois that includes northwest and west Chicago suburbs.
“Raja Krishnamoorthi knows we need to end the rigged system in Washington by limiting the amount of money that corporations can spend anonymously to buy our elections,” said Tiffany Muller, Executive Director for End Citizens United. “We’re proud to support Raja, and we know he is the best candidate to rein in the unlimited dark money that is corrupting our democracy.”
The End Citizens United group advocates for common sense campaign finance reform to combat the influence of dark money in our political system.
“The Supreme Court’s wrong-headed decision in the Citizen’s United case has opened the floodgates of our political system to vast sums of unregulated money,” Krishnamoorthi said. “The aftermath has drowned out the voices of middle-class Americans who deserve just as much say in our government as everyone else. In Congress, I will strongly support a constitutional amendment to overturn this shamelessly misguided decision.”
Raja is the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 8th District of Illinois after emerging victorious from the March 15 Democratic primary on a platform of fighting to protect and strengthen the middle class. He won nearly 60 percent of the vote in a three-candidate race and has been endorsed by his two primary opponents, State Senator Mike Noland and Villa Park President Deb Bullwinkel.
The son of immigrants, Raja grew up in Illinois. After college and law school, he became issues director for Barack Obama’s successful U.S. Senate campaign. He also served as a founding prosecutor in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s anti-corruption unit.
A lifelong progressive, Raja is running for Congress to stand up for real action on climate change, equal pay for women, and sane gun laws. He is committed to fighting attempts by the Republican Congress to cut the Social Security and Medicare benefits his parents and millions of other Americans rely on.