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End Citizens United Applauds Politicians Who Refuse Corporate PAC Money

End Citizens United is a political action committee that was established on March 1, 2015. They are a PAC, entirely funded by grassroots supporters, that seeks an overhaul of campaign finance rules as they presently exist in the United States. Their longterm goal is to see the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision overturned which opened the floodgate to limitless political campaign spending by wealthy corporations and individuals.

In the leadup to the 2018 midterm elections, End Citizens United has been endorsing and financially supporting a large number of political candidates who also want to put limits on campaign spending. They are also supporting candidates who refuse money from corporate-backed political action committees. While this type of money is generally only offered to those already in office it still makes a statement when newcomers refuse to take this type of money. They want to show that they have not been bought off by corporate interests. Know more about the group on The Action Network.

Voters across the nation were very angered to learn that many major political decisions have been paid for by corporations. End Citizens United says that many in Washington D.C., especially Republican politicians, will take money to support corporate interests over the interests of the people they are supposed to be representing, their constituents. When a candidate for office refuses this type of money it shows voters that they would rather work harder to raise money for their campaigns by going to private voters.

The American system of electing people to office is broken. Nowadays corporate interests are paramount for far too many politicians rather than caring about what would help average people. There has been a lot of legislation passed in the past number of years that was solely designed to advance a business’ interests. One example of this is the fossil fuel industry which has had many regulations keeping them from polluting removed.

End Citizens United named some of the Democratic candidates not accepting corporate PAC money. Among them are Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Senator Kamala Harris of California recently also made this pledge.

Check: https://votesmart.org/interest-group/2568/end-citizens-united#.W5qSU5NKhTY

 

End Citizens United Rejects Corporate PAC Funding

In a world where there are a significant amount of politicians taking campaign contributions from corporate super PACs, there are at least some politicians who are maintaining their integrity. End Citizens United recently revealed that over 111 Democratic candidates have made it explicitly clear that they will accept no contributions from any corporate PACs and they have each ended up winning their respective primaries. Additionally, 60 percent of Democratic candidates who are trying to flip seats from red to blue have pledged not to take any campaign donations from big corporations. End Citizens United is dedicated to advocating for campaign finance reform and to overturn the decision of Citizens United vs. FEC. Read more about End Citizens United at Wikipedia.

From congressional races in Ohio to the highly contested senate race in Texas, Democrats have made it quite clear that they will be working for the people and not the other way around. Additionally, Democrats are using their current stance on campaign finance reform to discredit the Republicans and make their positions on super PACs look rather weak. End Citizens United has assured the general public that they will not endorse any candidate who agrees to accept campaign contributions from larger corporations or super PACs and is looking to drive big money out of politics altogether. This comes on the heels of the Democrats by far surpassing their annual fundraising goal.

They passed their goal of $75.27 million with still a few months to go before the midterm elections and it seems highly likely that they may even surpass $100 million before the midterms in November. It is estimated that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has accounted for almost 37 percent of their total fundraising goal from the past year and a half which has since exceeded $191 million dollars. End Citizens United saw the tide began to turn not long after the 2016 presidential election when the Democrats managed to flip six seats in the aftermath of the inauguration. Now they seem poised to take back the Senate, House, and Congress as the midterms loom large over Washington DC. So we wish them the best of luck.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/