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Received this e-mail today from Senator Tom Udall (D. NM):
I'm picking up the fight for my constitutional amendment to stem the tide of Citizens United, shine a bright spotlight on special interest groups and their big money donors, and stop unlimited, undisclosed spending in American elections. And I need your support today.
Right now, we've got nearly 50,000 grassroots supporters with us in the fight to end Citizens United. We want to add 10,000 more before the month is out.
Don't wait any longer -- sign our petition to end Citizens United.
In 2012, special interest groups spent more than $1 BILLION on federal elections. They can't vote for their favorite candidates, so instead they buy deceptive attack ads to influence the people who can.
It's not the way our democracy should work. Passing a constitutional amendment won't be easy -- but it is what has to be done. I’m in this for the long haul. And it will only happen if you keep fighting with me.
Help us get up to 60,000 supporters on our petition to end Citizens United. Add your name today:
.S. Sen. Tom Udall will replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee.
“As chairman I look forward to the responsibility of ensuring taxpayers dollars are spent wisely and the interests of hardworking families in New Mexico are protected,” Udall said in a news release. He said he will “work hard to support small businesses, expand rural broadband, protect consumers and ensure the safety of our financial markets."
The subcommittee oversees annual funding for financial-related agencies including the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. - Roadhouse Roundup, 6/13/13
Udall is also opening up new offices in eastern New Mexico:
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) has opened a Senate office in Portales to serve New Mexico constituents in Roosevelt, Curry, Quay, De Baca, Harding and Union Counties.
The office is located in the Roosevelt County Enterprise Center at 100 South Avenue A, Suite 113 in Portales.
The office will provide Eastern New Mexico residents an opportunity to receive more direct information on a variety of federal services, from helping access rural and small business resources to answering questions about social security and veterans' benefits. - My High Plains, 6/14/13
If you would like to get involved with Udall's re-election campaign, you can do so here: