Why End Citizens United Endorses Chrissy Houlahan

Congressional candidates are receiving their endorsements from End Citizens United. Chrissy Houlahan received her endorsement from not only End Citizens United, but also from Representatives: Brendan F. Boyle, Matthew Cartwright and Dwight Evans as well as Senator Bob Casey. She also received endorsements for her May 15th primary from the Plumbers Locals #520 and 690, VoteVets, the American Postal Workers Union Local 7048, Emily’s List, Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, Allied Professionals and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses.

Chrissy Houlahan is the Democratic nominee for the House of Representatives for District 6 in Pennsylvania. The new District 6 encompasses the two Counties of Berks and Chester. Before the court-ordered changes, it was redistricted after 2011/2012 to include Berks, Chester, Lebanon and Montgomery Counties. The incumbent U.S. Representative is Ryan Costello, a Republican.

As an End Citizens United backed candidate, Houlahan has vowed to not accept campaign money from big money donors: billionaires and corporations. Her contributions are from individuals and unions only.

Chrissy Houlahan is a different kind of candidate. She like 41 of the 535 members in the House of Representatives has a background in one of the following: law, medicine, engineering or science. Chrissy Houlahan is a retired Air Force Captain with a long history of defending her country. She is also a trained engineer having graduated from MIT and Stanford University.

End Citizens United’s focus on Chrissy Houlahan is to join her in fighting the trend in the House of negating the value of instituting environmental protections. One Representative, Lamar Smith from Texas has backing from the fossil fuel industry amounting to $697,000. Lamar Smith sits on the House Science Committee and consistently disagrees with findings that point out the damage being done to the environment by oil and gas. Smith has voted to limit the use of scientific research by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Chrissy Houlahan sees the negative effect of congressmen fighting scientific facts and she wants to be a part of a wave of pro-science politicians in congress. Big money 20 is corrupting an issue which is near and dear to Chrissy Houlahan. It is also limiting the representation of the people, so Houlahan is dedicated to creating legislation to reform campaign finance after her election.

She is in-step with the goals of End Citizens United. Big money is corrupting politics in a big way. She like many others wants to fix our broken system. It’s important that Houlahan take Costello’s place, because in 2015, he voted against overturning Citizens United. He like many Republicans believe the people’s voice should be drowned out by the influences of big money, which is composed of billionaires and corporations using large sums of money to drown out the will of the people.

See: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/

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