End Citizens United is a political action committee that has become one of the leaders in the fight for right rights and equality in the United States government. One of the most important rights that an American citizen has is their right to vote and when that right is infringed upon the fundamentals of democracy no longer function.
End Citizens United was established in order to address the catastrophic 2010 Supreme Court decision regarding Citizens United. Citizens United is a conservative group that successfully opened up the floodgates of dark money into the American government. We can trace a direct line between the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Citizens united all the way to the denigration of the way our government is being run.
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The 2016 Presidential Elections served as a stunning moment in time not just for American citizens but for people all around the world. The unlikely rise of the caustic, bombastic, and con-man level Donald Trump was simply shocking to see. Donald Trump’s ascension to the top of the groundless Republican party served as a wake up moment for American citizens around the country. It finally clicked that money could buy anything and that the White House was no longer a hallowed place. As a result more and more people came out of the woodwork in order to support groups like End Citizens United. End Citizens United, as we stated above, has always been focused on fighting back against dark money in politics. With this surge in activity, End Citizens United was able to raise a stunning $4 million in the first quarter after Donald Trump’s inauguration. People were more motivated than ever to fight back against the darker financial forces in Washington D.C.
Tiffany Muller knows that she’ll need more than just grassroots support from the common people in order to render change in US politics, she’ll also need high ranking legislators on her side. In order to even dream of the idea of taking a swing at removing the Citizens United decision, there have to be high level legislators whoa re willing to champion campaign finance reform. Campaign finance reform is the buzzword that alludes to the problem that is dark money in politics. Washington D.C. is more partisan than ever, largely due to the Citizens United ruling, and as a result it can be incredibly difficult to get legislators on the side of campaign finance reform.
Still, End Citizens United has succeeded in finding a few legislators to help support the cause. Most recently ECU and the Latino Victory Fund came together to endorse Veronica Escobar in her run for Congress in the state of Texas. Escobar is a campaign finance reform champion and a former county judge.
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