End Citizens United was established a couple of years back in response to the 2010 Supreme Court ruling surrounding Citizens United, a propaganda group for the Republican party. Citizens United argued that corporations should be given free reign to donate as much money as they could into the political system due to the fact that they were ‘people’, nevermind the fact that this just isn’t true. The Supreme Court somehow ruled in favor of Citizens United and for the last eight years, dark money and corruption have been flooding the political system which has led directly to the election of Donald Trump, a reality TV star. With the 2018 Midterm Elections just around the corner, End Citizens United is getting to work endorsing and supporting candidates that seek to take the sails out of dark money and corruption in Washington D.C. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
End Citizens United’s primary goal is to put politicians in place who are willing to fight against the influx of dark money and corruption in the political landscape. In order for this to happen, politicians have to begin refusing donations from corporate PACs. Many people on the left have already made the decision to refuse corporate money but nobody on the right has followed suit. End Citizens United is a grassroots committee that is focused on raising voter enthusiasm in order to connect politicians with their constituents. So far, many prominent faces in the Democratic party have rejected corporate PAC money and they’ve won End Citizens United’s support as a result. One particular race to pay attention to is down in Texas where Republican Senator Rafael ‘Ted’ Cruz will be trying to fend off Democratic upstart Beto O’Rourke.
O’Rourke has risen in the Democratic party like a shooting star over the past six months and much of his ascent has to do with support from End Citizens United. End Citizens Unitedhas been working hard to get Texas voters out and into O’Rourke’s rallies so that they can hear his focus on justice and compassion for those who are in need. Right now Beto O’Rourke is tentatively holding a lead over Ted Cruz in the polls but every vote will count.