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END CITIZEN UNITED BID TO DO AWAY WITH MONEY-DRIVEN POLITICS

The 2018 election cycle has presented End Citizens United with yet another opportunity to continue their campaign finance reform efforts. End Citizen United (ECU) has been in play since 2015 following the Citizen United vs. FEC Supreme Court ruling back in 2010. The Supreme Court decision paved the way for people with unlimited money to be part of the American election and gave them the power to influence it. ECU, therefore, seeks to overturn this ruling and eliminate dark money in the political scene.

End Citizens United survives on grassroots donations to drive their agendas and reform the campaign finance system. To deliver on their mission, the group only endorses candidates who remain strong by not accepting PAC’s money. The End Citizen United, therefore, support such candidates financially by raising funds to give pro-reform candidates a fighting chance. ECU has set an average of $14 for donations. To chip in the 2018 election cycle, EUC expects over $35 million from the grassroots donors.

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Pro-reform candidates who are backed by the End Citizens United not only get funding but also have access to a network of EUC members who provide the political support they need. Some of the endorsements that stand out in the 2018 midterm elections are Beto O’Rouke, Randy Bryce, Jack Rosen, Ami Bera, Donald McEachin, Sherrod Brown, Tommy Baldwin, Augus King Andy Kim among many others. End Citizens United is hopeful to retain the candidates in order to challenge the Republican incumbents.

End Citizens United has as well involved the citizen and has made the necessary steps to give power to them. The group has conducted nationwide campaigns, provided centralized hubs and has become a member of the People’s Defense. Their efforts have driven strong petitions to senators’ offices nationwide.

The group has also been known not to back down and this goes back to 2006 when they stood against senators for refusing to hold a hearing on Judge Merrick Garland nomination. Apart from that, it has opposed Trumps nomination of Judge Kavanaugh and Judge Gorsuch.

Despite End Citizen United efforts, individuals who support the Campaign finance reforms have to turn out and put a stop to campaign finance corruption. Basically, it is a joint effort between EUC  the reforms.

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End Citizens United Is Currently Endorsing Midterm Candidates

End Citizens United is a political action committee that has been working hard to bring attention to the issue of big money controlling decisions made in congress. The ECU organization seeks to assist candidates who will aim to end the Citizens United decision and reform the campaign financing system. They raise grassroots donations for the candidates they support. The 2018 midterms has ECU and many democrats in a frenzy to run in the election and hopefully take more control of congress.

The latest goal of the ECU is to bring down a list of politicians they’ve nicknamed the Big Money 20. The Big Money 20 are a select group of politicians who are practically drowning in special interest money. They’re controlled by those big donors to such a degree that there is little reality in expecting them to vote and function for the people of this nation. This isn’t acceptable in a republic style government where the creed was government by the people for the people. End Citizens United has named the Big Money 20 openly on their website. This way voters can see who are the worst of the worst and vote for candidates who are truly for the people.

To reach their goal of taking back Congress they have needed to amp up their efforts to endorse candidates. This effort has been going fairly smoothly since a good number of people are interested in running without big money involvement due to more public awareness on the detrimental effect having big money in politics has caused to the government in the United States. Some of the recent candidates that ECU has endorsed for the 2018 midterms include ten new reformers. The candidates include: Mel Hall from Indiana, Aftab Pureval and Theresa Gasper from Ohio, Richard Ojeda from West Virginia, Archie Parnell from South Carolina, and Elaine Luria from Virginia. The four from Illinois are Brad Schneider, Sean Casten, Betsy Londrigan, and Lauren Underwood.

The End Citizens United president Tiffany Muller has happily pointed out the current amount raised so far by the political action committee for the upcoming midterms is an impressive $4 million. President Tiffany Muller has announced that her team has projected the full amount they will raise for the 2018 midterms may be as much as $35 million by the time of the elections.

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