NEW YORK -- Citing her commitment to take on corruption, support citizen-funded campaigns, and push to get big money out of politics, End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Letitia “Tish” James for New York State Attorney General. ECU, founded in 2015 and funded by grassroots donors, is dedicated to countering the disastrous effects of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and reforming our campaign finance system.
“New York can and should be a leader in fighting corruption in government and bringing transparency and accountability to elections in this country. Tish James is a leader in the effort to rid elections of loopholes enabling foreign money into our system. We need to have a small dollar, citizen-funded campaign finance system that lifts up diverse, dynamic new voices and Tish James is the woman to help lead that effort. We look forward to working with her to challenge corruption in Albany and expand and improve opportunities for the next generation of New Yorkers. End Citizens United is proud to stand with Tish James,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller.
“Across the Empire State, New Yorkers’ faith in government is waning. As Attorney General, I’ll work to restore confidence in our elected leaders by taking on corrupt officials, rooting out pay-to-play schemes, and fighting for public financing of campaigns statewide. I will use the full powers of the office to find new, creative ways to take on corruption -- and I will follow the facts wherever they lead. End Citizens United has been leading the fight against moneyed interests for years, and I am honored to earn their endorsement,” said Democratic Attorney General nominee Letitia “Tish” James.
In September, Tish James released a plan to root out corruption in Albany and Washington, D.C. The plan includes:
Fighting to reform outdated laws to give the Attorney General civil and criminal authority to go after corruption, close the LLC Loophole, bring public campaign financing statewide, lower contribution limits, and more.
Leveraging the existing powers of the Attorney General’s Office to clean up Albany by going after legislators, businesses, and charities involved in self-dealing or the abuse of public funds.
Taking on Trump’s corrupt empire by investigating his business practices, continuing litigation against his “charities,” and fighting to close the double-jeopardy loophole.