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Every Voice Praises Hillary Clinton for Restricting Lobbyist Influence on Transition Team

October 1, 2016 | Laura Friedenbach

Washington, D.C. — National campaign finance watchdog Every Voice, which endorsed Hillary Clinton last week, praised her campaign following news reports that she will restrict lobbyists from serving on her transition team and policy staff as a “tangible, concrete action to minimize the influence of big money players.”

“We commend Secretary Clinton for vowing to minimize the power of lobbyists on her transition team, a strong signal to voters that she’s serious about reducing the power of special interests in Washington and raise the voices of everyday people,” said David Donnelly, the group’s President and CEO. “This decision is a tangible, concrete action to minimize the influence of big money players in Washington, D.C.”

Clinton has already released a bold, comprehensive plan to strengthen our democracy and promises to act on it within her first 30 days. Every Voice, in offering its endorsement, also pledged to work with Clinton to advance the agenda and to hold her accountable for failing to act.

“Clinton’s move stands in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s transition team, run by Gov. Chris Christie who is basically all but on trial for using the levers of power to punish political opponents,” said Donnelly. “In fact, just today we learned that Christie’s administration viewed the flags that flew on 9/11 as a prop to build political support for his failed presidential bid — a disgusting and cynical plan that is everything Americans hate about our current politics. Trump’s appointment of Christie to head up his transition speaks volumes about his interest in tackling the corrupt politics and big money culture of Washington, D.C.”

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Every Voice is a national nonpartisan organization fighting for a democracy that works for everyone. Learn more at everyvoice.org.