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NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Today, Delegate Mike Mullin received endorsement from Every Voice for his re-election campaign. With record spending expected in this year’s state legislative elections, national campaign finance watchdog Every Voice announced its endorsement of 18 Virginia House of Delegates candidates who’ve committed to support policies to strengthen our democracy and reduce the power of big money.
"I am honored to be endorsed by Every Voice," said Del. Mullin. "Their dedication to taking a closer look at money in politics is admirable, and I support their efforts. I am so thankful for all of the grassroots donors who have given to my campaign -- they are ordinary people just like you and me."
“With growing public anger at the power of big money in politics, voters are looking for people to enter elected office who will work to open up our political system to give everyday people from diverse backgrounds a bigger voice,” said David Donnelly, president and CEO of Every Voice. “We’re proud to endorse these 18 candidates and look forward to educating our members and voters around the state about their support for policies to strengthen our democracy.
Each candidate, a mix of challengers and incumbents, pledged to prioritize money-in-politics reforms that would give everyday people a bigger voice in politics following Every Voice’s statewide questionnaire.
In addition to opposing the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, each of the endorsees said they support meaningful contribution limits to reduce the power of wealthy corporations and special interests in Virginia’s elections and work to pass legislation such as small-donor public financing to reduce the influence of big donors and incentivize more participation by everyday Virginians.
Delegate Mullin has received endorsements from Every Voice, SEIU Virginia 512, Americans for Responsible Solutions, the KML Carpenters, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Virginia AFL-CIO, Virginia Professional Firefighters Association, Virginia Education Association, Sierra Club Virginia, Virginia League of Conservation Voters, & NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia in his re-election campaign.
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September 13th, 2017
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