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Campaign Finance Watchdog Announces First-Ever Congressional Endorsement in Support of Zephyr Teachout

October 7, 2016 | Laura Friedenbach

Teachout Would Be Champion for New York Families and Our Democracy

Washington, D.C. — National campaign finance watchdog Every Voice announced its first ever Congressional endorsement today in support of Zephyr Teachout, a true champion for democracy who’ll fight for a fairer, more just political system.

Statement from David Donnelly, president and CEO of Every Voice:

“We’re proud to endorse Zephyr for Congress, because New Yorkers and our country deserve more politicians in Washington who’ll stand up to big money special interests and make our elections truly of, by, and for the people.

“While her opponent was lobbying for special interests and the corrupt status quo in Albany, Zephyr was fighting for a more accountable and transparent political system. She literally wrote the book on political corruption so she knows what it’ll take to strengthen our democracy and put everyday people back in charge of our elections so the needs of families in New York and across the country come ahead of big donors.

“Big money players and their lobbyists have enough representation in Congress and John Faso would give them another seat. Zephyr would represent her constituents and fight for them every single day.

For the first time in its 20-year history, Every Voice will formally endorse candidates in key House and Senate races this cycle, supporting those who have pledged to fight for policies that’ll reduce the power of big money and give everyday people a bigger voice in politics.

Teachout wants to strengthen our democracy and reduce the power of big money in politics by overturning the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United v. FEC decision, by implementing a small-donor public financing system to give regular people a voice in the process, and slowing the revolving door between Congress and corporate lobby shops.

Every Voice is a national, nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group fighting at the local, state, and federal level for policies that will make our politicians more accountable to their constituents, and our elections more reflective of our country.

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Every Voice is a national nonpartisan organization fighting for a democracy that works for everyone.