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End Citizens United Continues to Fight Against the Landmark Supreme Court Citizens United Decision

End Citizens United, a Political Action Committe (PAC) that was formed in reaction to the landmark US Supreme Court decision, Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Committe, continues in thier fight to end the SuperPACs, that this supreme court decision created. This PAC is focused on grassroots campaigns and donations from individuals, rather than the large, major corporations that donate to SuperPACs.

One of the ways that this PAC works to overturn the Citizens United decision, which dealt a devistating blow to campaign finance reform is by supporting political canditates who oppose this Supreme Court decision. The 2018 midterm elections have been a major focus of End Citizens United and other progressively minded political groups and individuals.

During the midterm elections, End Citizens United has lent their support to political camdidates who have eschewed these values. End Citizens United has lent thier support by endorsing canditates and monetarily, where appropriate.

Among the canidates the PAC has supported or is supporting during the 2018 midterm elections are Beto O’ Rourke, Randy Bryce, Elissa Slotkin, Andy Kim, Brendan Kelley, and Jacky Rosen. These candidates have run grassroots campaigns, soliticting donations and support from voters rather than politcal machines and corporations.

Beto O’Rourke is notable because he is one of only six canidates for the United States House of Representives who has promised to run without taking any money from PAC. Despite this, he has managed to raise more than $17 million dollars in his race to unseat Senator Ted Cruz from his seat as a Represenative from Texas.

Randy Bryce, from Wisconson is looking to fill the seat that will be left vacent when Paul Ryan retires. He began his campaign fighting to unseat Ryan, but the annoucement of his retirement left him even more room to run. Bryce has relied on small donors who average about $25 in campaign contributions each.

Elissa Slotkin is an ex-CIA agent from Michigan who is running to unseat incumbent Mike Bishop. Bishop is one of the Senator listed on ECU’s Big Money 20 list and voted to repeal the ACA. Slotikin is relatively unknown and is running against a well liked incombant but with the right support she can win. How to Reverse Citizens United.

Andy Kim is another canidate who has pledged not to accept PAC or corporate money. He is running against Tom McArthur to represent New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional district.

With the help of End Citizens United and grassroots support candiates like these can help change the way campaigns are run and give the power back to the voters.

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End Citizens United Attempts To Undo The Damage Done By Citizens United

The rising tide of change can sweep away all boats, and that isn’t exactly a good thing. In 2010 the metaphorical change we described came to America in the form of a ruling by the Supreme Court: Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United is a right-wing propaganda group led by the lawyer James Bopp. Citizens United was funded and directed to challenge the Supreme Court regarding the most fundamental aspects of campaign finance regulation. In a shocking decision, the Supreme Court narrowly sided with Citizens United and in doing so they turned the political world on its head. With a single stroke of the pen, Citizens United and the Supreme Court had invited every lobbyist in the country to start pouring money into Washington D.C. in order to poison the well of the American political system. Now, eight years later, a grassroots political action committee named End Citizens United is working to undo that disaster.

End Citizens United was established in 2015 by the acting president, Tiffany Muller. Muller and the team at End Citizens United are focused on becoming a grassroots organization for the people and funded by the people, with no outside strings attached. The goal of End Citizens United is simple: support legislators who are willing to fight for campaign finance reform and put them into contact with the voters that can help get them into office. Tiffany Muller knows that long-lasting change for the positive can only come to Washington D.C. when the American people have control over their vote and their votes aren’t being overturned by dark money being funneled into D.C.

Republicans took advantage of the 2010 SCOTUS decision regarding Citizens United almost immediately. Families like the Koch Brothers and the Walton’s (owners of Wal-Mart) immediately took advantage of the loosened campaign finance restrictions in order to start funneling money into Washington D.C. Even worse, the corruption extends to our modern day White House. The DeVos family, comprised of the family behind the billion-dollar Amway fortune, would be brought INTO the White House as part of President Donald Trump’s administration. The DeVos’ family were well known for being the purse behind major Republican politicians and now their money is buying them direct access to the highest office in the land. With any luck, 2018 can be a change of direction for the American people as End Citizens United works to support legislative change throughout the Midterm Elections.

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