The Us Campaign Endorses Zephyr Teachout
• Jul 21, 2016
We are happy to announce our official endorsement of Zephyr Teachout for New York’s 19th Congressional District.
“Together we’re going to take back our democracy from the powerful interests and lobbyists who want to keep us out ... The best defense against big money is people, and when we come together, we can have clean water, good jobs, strong communities and a government of, by and for the people.”
- Zephyr Teachout, New York
We support Zephyr Teachout because of her impressive reform record. Zephyr has been fighting against the influence of Big Money in politics since BEFORE Citizens United. She was the first National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, cited in Justice Stevens’ Citizens United dissent, pushed for an earlier version of the Disclose Act, advocated for the Government By the People Act, and was on the boards of both Every Voice and MayDay.
She is in support of:
- Government By the People Act
- A Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United
- Disclose Act
- Fair Elections Now Act
- Democracy for All Amendment (would overturn the Citizens United & McCutcheon decisions)