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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Earns ‘A’ on Democracy Reforms Scorecard

Jan 21, 2020

U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty’s (OH-03) dedication to fighting the power of dark money in politics, expanding the right to vote, and protecting our elections from foreign interference received an “A” from End Citizens United Action Fund on the group’s 2019 Legislative Scorecard—the highest score among Ohio’s Congressional Delegation. In response, and on the 10th Anniversary of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, Beatty issued the following statement. 

“I am committed to maintaining the honesty and integrity of our elections, ensuring that every eligible voter has equal access to the ballot, and driving out dark money from our politics. So, as we begin the new year, I promise to continue working with like-minded and all Americans to strengthen our electoral process—because your vote is your voice.”

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court infamously ruled that financial contributions are free speech protected by the First Amendment. As a result, campaign contributions cannot be limited by the government. Since then, corporate money has inundated American politics, effectively drowning out the voices of hardworking families and middle-class Americans.