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Hillary Clinton Statement on Every Voice Endorsement

September 23, 2016

Today, after receiving the endorsement of Every Voice, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:

"I am honored to earn the first-ever presidential endorsement of Every Voice.

"To strengthen our democracy, we need to get secret, unaccountable money out of our politics and get the voices of Americans back in. Every Voice is leading that fight. They uncover how special interests interfere with our democracy and block progress on critical issues like addressing climate change, preventing gun violence, and raising the minimum wage. And they have smart, concrete ideas on how to change our broken campaign finance system.

"I've made campaign finance reform a cornerstone of my campaign from the beginning. If elected, this will be a top priority for my presidency. And I will be a strong partner to everyone working toward that goal.

"In my first 30 days in office, I will propose a constitutional amendment to overturn the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision. I'll appoint Supreme Court justices who understand how deeply that decision damaged our democracy. We'll work to amplify the voices of Americans and make it easier for citizens to run for office by supporting small-donor matching. And we'll fight for more robust disclosure requirements.

"The United States is the world's oldest democracy and the greatest country in the world. I believe deeply that our democracy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected. We've got to do better. Organizations like Every Voice are working to do that every day. As President, I will be their partner."

Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Statement on Every Voice Endorsement Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/319711

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