ICYMI: Earlier this month, I announced I will not be accepting any corporate PAC money for my campaign. I’m calling on Congressman #EdRoyce to do the same.
Posted by Gil Cisneros for Congress on Monday, August 28, 2017
August 17th – Gil Cisneros announced he will not be accepting any PAC or corporate special interest money during his campaign, and called on 24-year incumbent Congressman Ed Royce to no longer accept corporate special interest PAC money to fund his campaign.
“Corporate Special Interest PAC money is corrosive to our democracy,” said Gil Cisneros. “I will not accept any PAC money to my campaign, and I call on Congressman Royce to do the same.”
Congressman Ed Royce has relied on corporate PAC money to fund his campaigns, accepting $7,358,342 in PAC money during his two decades in Washington.
“We need to do much more to get corporate money out of politics. I support a constitutional amendment that overturns Citizens United. We also need to increase financial disclosure requirements for political spending,” added Cisneros. “Corporate special interests have dominated our politics for too long, and Congress needs to enact real campaign finance reform.”
Congressman Ed Royce has been voting against campaign finance reform measures in Washington for over two decades. Royce voted against the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill that President Bush signed into law, which was designed to curb the flow of unlimited soft money to political parties from corporations, unions and wealthy individuals. In 1998, Royce even voted for a failed amendment that would have removed all campaign political contribution limits.
More recently, Royce voted against a bill supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, and voted against increased disclosure requirements.
“I will work to fix our broken campaign finance laws and fight to get corporate special interest money out of politics”