Rep. Johnson Recognized for Efforts to Defend Democracy
DECATUR, GA – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC that put a “for sale” sign our elections, allowing corporate special interests and megadonors to buy more political power and influence in Washington. Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) proudly announced that he aced his anti-corruption exam for his record of fighting to end the dominance of big money in politics, expanding the right to vote, and restoring ethical leadership in Washington.
Rep. Johnson’s record of fighting the power of special interests in Washington was recognized with an A rating on the 2019 legislative scorecard released this week by End Citizens United Action Fund. Announced ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision, the scorecard tracks Members’ support for legislation that returns power to people, instead of corporations on Wall Street.
“I promised my constituents I’d fight corruption in Washington so that we can get wealthy and well-connected special interests out of the way and make progress on the issues Americans care most about,” said Johnson. “That includes lowering the cost of health care and prescription drugs, raising wages, reducing gun violence, and tackling climate change – and that’s exactly what I’ve done. In the last year, I’ve led efforts in the House to pass a number of comprehensive reform bills that would clean up corruption in Washington and end the dominance of big money in politics, so we can focus on issues my constituents care about, like lowering drug prices, protecting our climate and tackling income inequality.”
“Congressman Johnson knows our democracy works best when every voice is heard and counted, regardless of wealth or political connections,” said Tiffany Muller, president, End Citizens United Action Fund. “We’re proud that his commitment to ending the dominance of big money in politics and protecting the right to vote has earned him an ‘A’ on our 2019 legislative scorecard.” – Along with support for the transformational, anti-corruption legislation titled the For the People Act (H.R. 1), Rep Johnson received his grade based on their support for legislation to end the dominance of big money in politics, protect our elections from foreign interference, and ensure every eligible voter can cast a ballot free from discrimination.”
The full scorecard is available online here.