The established Republican party may just being having a scare this election season. Thirty four seats have been gathered by the Democratic party over the course of twelve months. Surprisingly, the majority of those thirty four seats came from locations that typically vote Republican. Traditions and demographics are altering. Republicans are not easily getting votes the way they use to. The grassroots campaign of many Democratic leaders is compelling, enriching, chrematistic and engaging these voters to perhaps vote for a Democrat for the first time in their lives.
End Citizens United has released a new poll detailing the race between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz. This poll reveals how more and more traditional Republican voters are marking a candidate for a different party. Many others may not find upsetting this election to be of much importance but it details how voters are changing their political views. But it also showcases another point. This election reveals that the work of super PAC End Citizens United is having and effect.
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This organization was created in March of 2015. End Citizens United was established in an effort to combat the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in 2010. This ruling made it legal for American elections to receive undisclosed amounts of money from unknown sources. Essentially, all of this means that elections are no longer going to be held accountable for who their donors are, how much money is donated to their campaign and what are the intentions of these donors, especially those flooding campaigns with tens of millions of dollars. Transparency and responsibility has been abolished for political campaigns due to this ruling. Billionaires are now more easily and certainly legal able to buy elections. They can sway their own personal intent and motives to occur in American politics.
End Citizens United is funded from grassroots donors. The group works to support candidates that believe in being accountable about campaign spending. They work to get officials with these values elected into office. With the work of this organization, transparency and honesty can be returned back into the American political system and election campaigns.
Be introduced to End Citizens United (ECU), a political action committee based in Washington DC, United States. It was founded in 2015 by grassroots benefactors and had well over $25 million in funding in 2016, its first election cycle. Tiffany Muller is the organization’s President and Executive Director.
The non-profit organization is committed to bringing an end to the norm of boundless and confidential money that has transformed America’s politics and damaged the people’s democracy.
End Citizens United supports Democratic defenders of campaign finance reform. The organization has advocated for many Democratic candidates, to mention a few, Hillary Clinton, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren Zephyr Teachout, and Jon Ossoff. It was one of the most prominent outside groups that assisted Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Maggi Hassan in the 2016 election, putting in $4.4 million for the two races.
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By mid-2017, End Citizens United had collected well over $7.5 million from donations and projects to receive about $35 million for the 2018 election cycle. The organization bought $250,000 worth of advertising to back Conor Lamb, a Democrat who is running for Pennsylvania’s 18th District. ECU’s money is directed to funding public education commercials and ads on Republican Rick Saccone misdemeanor while he was in office. Mr. Lamb vowed not to accept donations from any PACs (Political Action Committees) which is in line with what End Citizens United is after.
The organization has a campaign called the Big Money 20. It named 20 House or Senate members who were bound to corporate donations, and these people were named the Big Money 20. This campaign aims at beating occupants of certain offices who offer tenders of special interests for example drug companies, big oil, and wall street, at the same time rigging the system. An example of the Big Money 20 campaigns effort is endorsing Josh Butner to challenge Rep. Duncan Hunter.
Recently, the organization endorsed New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who is also against Big money. Tiffany Muller, the organization’s president, says that Gillibrand has witnessed how corporate donors influence Congress and politicians into passing bills favorable to them. The organization stands firm to counter the damaging effects of Citizens United and to transform the campaign finance system.