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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.

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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/ 

Dan Feehan Endorsed For Congress By End Citizens United In MN-01

A few weeks ago, End Citizens United endorsed Dan Feehan as a Congressional candidate in the state of Minnesota. Feehan will be running in the 1st Congressional District. He commits to reform the rigged system that is currently on Capitol Hill. The congressional candidate says that he will supports bills such as the government by the People Act and the DISCLOSE Act to increase accountability and transparency in the American electoral system.

Feehan has shown his commitment to reforms by making an announcement recently that he is rejecting PAC money for his political campaigns. End Citizens United has over the years encouraged candidates to reject money from corporate special interests. ECU has also identified over 100 other candidates in the forthcoming midterm elections who are making the same commitment.

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The ECU president, Tiffany Muller has said that mega-donors have had a tight grip on very many politicians and dominated the conversation in the halls of Washington. Muller added that such an environment was corrupting the entire political system which has left all the citizens of Minnesota and the entire United States behind. Feehan has made a sacred commitment to bring reforms to the rigged system by undercutting the influence of wealthy special interests’ groups in politics. Muller said the End Citizens United would proudly endorse Dan Feehan and is looking forward to giving him the help he needs to win the mid-term elections in November. Feehan said that he is very proud to have been endorsed by End Citizens United. Feehan added that ECU was against the idea of the big money lobbyists behind the congressional election and that it would do all that was in its powers to fight them.

Muller added that there had been an overpowering influence on American democracy by large corporations and special interest groups at the expense of the American citizen. The unlimited finances in the American political system have given birth to a system that works for the benefit of mega-donors, big corporations and oil companies from the corporate PACs. This has left the middle-income families and the majority of working Americans without a say in the running of their economy. Feehan has said that his top priority will be to reduce the influence of the corporate world in the halls of Washington. He says that he will start the endeavor immediately if elected. He also reiterated that his campaign would not be accepting any donations from corporations or PACs.

Learn more about End Citizens United: https://betofortexas.com/2018/02/beto-orourke-earns-the-support-of-end-citizens-united/

End Citizens United, The Organization That Fights For True Democratic Elections

End Citizens United is a non-profit association that is dedicated to making sure that pro-reform candidates are elected in the United States. Furthermore, the committee is putting efforts to fight the increasing issues of using money in politics to buy elections.

End Citizens United was founded on 1st March 2015 with a mission of fighting political funding groups which paid for elections for their own good, this was after a decision by the Supreme Court to allow organizations to make donations to political candidates. End Citizens United get funds from grassroots donors, these are small money supporters. End Citizens United is committed to building a coalition system which will look into reforming campaign finance system, and that will see lawmakers take action.

End Citizen United is on a mission to end corruption and bring back the democratic election process by fighting the influence of the effect of organizations, wealthy tycoons, and special interests in the lawmaking process of the legislature. It is doing this by educating the public on the issue of money and forms of corruption in politics. The organization supports the reformation of the campaigns in order to end anonymous and unlawful campaign funders. The organization is hoping to achieve a democratic election in the next election by making sure pro-reformed candidates are elected at all levels of the government.

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End Citizens United endorses those candidates that are dedicated to campaign reform and other causes that bring about democracy. End Citizens United has lately endorsed Randy Bryce, who is focused on supporting and protecting the laws regarding election financing. Randy Bryce has many Democrats and activist groups supporting him including, a political activist from Ohio who quitted his race for the Congressional seat to support him. The main reason as to why he was endorsed is to oppose the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, who is also the Republicans choice for president in 2020.

End Citizens United have a website that shows what they do and where they post their latest news. They also have a page for contributions and candidates interested in the improvement of finance. Their website also shows how to form groups and post on social media.

According to the recent articles, there are allegations that a Russian Company which has ties with the Kremlin, bought political ads on Facebook in order to influence the presidential elections in 2016 in favor of Donald Trump causing Hillary Clinton to lose. This affected and degraded the United States electoral process, and that is why the End Citizens United stands in.