The critial political action committee known as End Citizens United is continuing its fight to purge the American political process for the corruption brought on by big corporate money being injected into the campaigning process. Among the latest news out of the End Citizens United camp is the release of the twenty Congressmen from the Republican Party that the organization will focus on getting voted out during the 2018 election cycle. This twenty big money receiving Republicans has shown that they favor the desires of special interest groups in place of the well being and best interests of the constituents that they are elected to represent. They have demonstrated this be backing legislative matters that primarily benefit the entities that are supplying them with campaign funding. Notable Senators such as Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan are among this list of twenty individuals who have shown that they are more concerned with the wants to their campaign funders than the well being of those who elected them into the office, to begin with. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
The fact is that there has been an overall trend for corporate money to start working its way down into state elections where once it was primarily a trend that was involved in Presidential races. End Citizens United is as passionate about supporting candidates who refuse big money as it is about opposing candidates who are taking it. Candidates like Beto O’Rourke are a shining example of what a candidate can accomplish without taking PAC money at all. It certainly appears that longtime incumbent Ted Cruz, well known for taking big money, is feeling the heat on this particular race with O’Rourke looking to put the longtime Senator in major jeopardy of being ousted. At any rate, End Citizens United plans to continue to fight the good fight in its goal of making the American political process a more honest one.
Imagine getting a knock on the door during an election cycle. You open the door to find a group of local people advocating for environmental protection in your community. You listen to their speech and take a pamphlet before closing the door. Then the door knocks again. It’s another group claiming to be from your community talking about the advantages of fracking.
However, the second group is not from your community. They are paid actors that have been hired by a political action committee. These PAC’s can receive unlimited donations from corporations. So, in an attempt to cut costs, the giant corporation in your area wants to pollute. The corporation figures it can confuse just enough of the electorate to get a certain candidate elected. See more of End Citizens United on Facebook.
Now imagine that the strategy works. The fake grassroots organization confuses enough voters to get an anti-environmentalist elected. The giant corporation in your area begins to pollute and your family gets sick.
This is how politics is legally allowed to work in the United States ever since Citizens United. The Supreme Court decision allows corporations to pump rivers of money into political action committees to help get certain candidates elected. All of this money actually fools some of the voters into voting against their community’s best interests.
It’s scenarios like this that inspired the formation of End Citizens United. The group has formed in the wake of the disaster that is Citizens United. They have a strategy that will end Citizens United forever and it doesn’t involve fooling you.
End Citizens United has developed an extensive grassroots organization capable of raising money very quickly. They take no money from big businesses and only solicit donations from individuals. They use this fundraising ability to help Democratic candidates get elected. These candidates have all promised to end Citizens United when they report to Washington.
Enough victories will help the group end Citizens United. After all, they’ll need plenty of votes to pass a law that completely destroys the Supreme Court decision. And, if all else fails, they may resort to a constitutional amendment to get money out of politics.