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Hoyer Announces Endorsement by End Citizens United

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2022
Contact: Maya Valentine, (301) 464-5710

BOWIE, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced his endorsement for re-election by the organization End Citizens United, which promotes greater transparency, accountability, and ethics in government and has worked to end the corrupting influence of dark money in politics.  End Citizens United also advocates for stronger voting rights protections so that our democracy reflects the voices and views of all of its citizens. Working closely with End Citizens United, Congressman Hoyer was instrumental in the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which would require greater disclosure of political donations, enhance voting-rights protections, and hold elected officials more accountable to high standards of ethics and transparency.  He also helped lead the effort to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act to strengthen our democracy and fight back against GOP-led attempts to suppress the right to vote.  

"End Citizens United has been working tirelessly to restore Americans' faith in our democracy, and I am proud to accept its endorsement," said Congressman Hoyer.  "Maryland is less than one week away from its own Election Day, and I encourage everyone across our state to continue participating in our democracy by casting their ballots and showing up to the early voting sites in their county. We have seen clearly what is at stake in our democracy as Republican states succeed in eviscerating critical protections for voters and undermining their voting rights. We cannot let them have their way.  It is essential that we strengthen and protect our democracy so that all of our people can have their voices heard in government. This is a mission to which I remain committed, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with End Citizens United's members and leadership to advance legislation that secures the right to vote, strengthens transparency and accountability in government, and shines a bright light into the darkest corners of undisclosed political contributions."

“Congressman Hoyer's leadership and commitment have been instrumental in the fight to protect every American's freedom to vote and crack down on the corrupting influence of corporate special interests in our elections. We need him in Washington to stand up against the relentless attacks on our democracy and ensure that regular people's voices are heard," said President of End Citizens United // Let America Vote Tiffany Muller. “We're excited to endorse Congressman Hoyer for re-election and we look forward to continuing to fight the good fight alongside him.”

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