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

 

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