Cory Booker declined corporate political action committee (PAC) money. End Citizens United (ECU) felt that the senator made a perfect decision. Booker joined the ongoing trend of candidates rejecting corporate PACs. ECU encourages candidates to turn down funds aimed at special interests.
Rejecting the PAC money showed his leadership and desire to stop the system that leaves behind many Americans according to votesmart.org. He demonstrated his interest in fighting for the people’s rights, and not corporate special interests.
Through its president, Muller Tiffany, ECU expressed its gratitude to Cory Booker. Members were assured that he would help mend the broken system and create one that promotes democracy.
With an endorsement from ECU, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand declared during her re-election campaigns, that she would reject PAC money. ECU already had a list of more than 70 candidates who supported this initiative. Some of the endorsed candidates are Andy Kim, Elissa Slotkin, Beto O’Rourke, Conor Lamb, Christina Hartman, and Dean Phillips.
Washington’s policies frustrated most voters. As such, they felt that any candidate who supported ECU was committed to fighting for their rights, against the corporate special interests.
ECU is an organization that gives voice to American families. It also seeks to eradicate BIG Money from politics. This way, Congress will focus on every American citizen and not the special interest donors.
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About Cory Booker
He grew up in Harrington Park in New Jersey. He studied sociology at the Standard University. Cory joined Yale Law School, and later won a Rhodes scholarship, and went to the University of Oxford. His first political position was a Newark City councilor between 1998 and 2002.
In 2006, Cory became a mayor. During his leadership, affordable housing doubled and the city deficit reduced to 73 million dollars from 180 million dollars. He raised more than 6 million dollars for the race to this seat. He has served as the New Jersey senator since 2013.
About Kirsten Gillibrand
From 2007 to 2009, Gillibrand represented New York’s 20th congressional district. She is the New York senator since 2009. Her top priority is to rebuild the economy. Her efforts to create more jobs and to have more products locally manufactured are unstoppable. The senator seeks to support more small businesses in her area.
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