End Citizens United is a grassroots PAC created for the purpose of overturning the much debated Citizens United vs Federal Elections Commission ruling of 2010. The ruling established that corporations are people, affording the same first amendment rights as John Q. Citizen. The problem many see is that it afford corporations unrestricted influence over elections. Both big business and special interest groups can support and donate unlimited amounts to politician’s election campaigns. Many see this as a foot in the door for influencing legislation, the passage of laws, and basically a purchase of the U.S. government in the form of a elected official. Find out more about End Citizens United at indeed.com
End Citizens United supports any and all candidates that are against big business in politics. They support such candidates and endeavor to get them elected to key positions in the legislature. The candidates have to be individuals who refuse donations for PAC’s and Super PACs. This is why they stand with Beto O’Rourke as he is one such candidate. Usually, these politicians fall on the left side of the fence.
Boom. This is a significant step for transparency in elections and good government in America. Keep fighting. 🌚—>🌞 https://t.co/RWmL2UEUxt
— Steve Bullock (@GovernorBullock) August 5, 2018
ECU has a four sided plan for the reform of campaign financing. Since the ruling of Citizens United vs Federal Elections Commission was overseen by the highest court in the land, the only way to reverse it is to amend the first amendment. So first they have to elect reform candidates, then said candidates have to get reform laws passed. This will restrict what corporations can do and ensure more fairness in the election process. The endgame is to eventually have legislation pass that redefines free speech as to the individual and not corporation.
Although Cruz’ lead is faltering, it is still a projected lead. Whether O’Rourke is able to take the seat or not it will still not provide the majority the End Citizens United needs. Although they are making traction there is still a long road ahead. For now they will continue to use their grassroots fundraising to endorse O’Rourke as well as their other candidates. End Citizens United was formed in 2015, and remains a leader in the war for campaign reform.