There is currently a battle going on at the highest rungs of the government ladder. Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, Washington D.C. has turned into a quagmire of chaos. However, despite the very loud and apparent chaos in the White House right now, it all stems back to a decision nearly a decade ago: a Supreme Course involving the conservative group, Citizens United. Citizens United is a political propaganda group that has been weaponized by the GOP and it was used extensively in 2010 in order to fight for fewer restraints in the realm of campaign financing restrictions. As a result, dark money has flooded into politics. A political action committee named End Citizens United has since cropped up and they’ve become laser-focused on helping to get unseat politicians who supported the Citizens United decision.
End Citizens United was founded in direct response to the Citizens United decision in front of the Supreme Court. The group at ECU realized quickly that loosening the tethers of campaign financing laws would only serve to bring in an influx of lobbying, dark money, and dark campaign contributions that would serve to overthrow the rights of the American people. When American voters are ignored in favor of millionaire and billionaire lobbyists, the entire country is going to struggle.
Led by PAC President Tiffany Muller, End Citizens United is using the chaotic Trump Administration and the ensuing vulnerability in conservative seats in order to try and make a difference. End Citizens United is focused on supporting legislators who are willing to fight to institute a constitutional amendment in order to overturn Citizens United. With American voters more fed up than ever, there are real chances to actually make a difference during the 2018 Midterm Elections. End Citizens United has set their sights on the top-20 vulnerable seats that are being held by politicians who supported Citizens United. Among those seats are Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa), Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine). These members of the House are all considered to be seated in extremely tenuous positions and they could lose their spot.
End Citizens United has long been putting their money where their mouth is in order to fight for the rights of the American voter. During the 2016 election, End Citizens United helped to raise and summarily donate nearly $26 million in order to support progressive candidates who wanted to end the Citizens United decision. With energy and enthusiasm on their side, End Citizens United will once again be an important factor during an election cycle. The question, now, begs to be asked: will End Citizens United be able to raise enough awareness in order to push for real change? So far it certainly seems to be the case.
End Citizens United’s Social Media: twitter.com/stopbigmoney?lang=en