From the desk of Congressman Keith Ellison, Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus:
Whether it's fighting to privatize Social Security, opposing tax cuts for the middle class, or believing that corporations are people, Republicans in Washington clearly care about one thing above all else: their powerful corporate patrons and the wealthiest 1%.
Progressives in Congress are fighting hard every day to hold the line against radical Republican policies, but we need more help. To put America back to work and to fix what's broken in Washington, we need more bold progressive Democrats such as Eric Griego fighting by our side in Congress.
Eric joins me in supporting my Get Corporate Money Out of Politics Constitutional amendment. This amendment reverses Citizens United by declaring that corporations are not people and limits corporate influence in our democracy.
For Eric, this isn't just an election year promise. He fought to get corporate money out of politics as an Albuquerque City Councilor, where he passed public financing of elections -- the first in New Mexico and one of the few cities to do so in the nation. As State Senator, he has sponsored numerous bills to limit political activity by corporations and to hold elected officials accountable to stronger ethical standards.
We can count on Eric's consistent record of standing up to powerful corporate interests and fighting for the middle class. Like my Progressive Caucus Co-Chair, Congressman Raúl Grijalva, I'm excited about Eric's commitment to join the caucus and advance a progressive agenda.
With Eric by our side, Raúl and I will have another committed voice to keep the American Dream alive for all Americans, not just the richest 1%.
Member of Congress, Minnesota's Fifth District
Co-chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus