The 2016 Presidential Election is likely to go down in the history books as one of the most bizarre moments in American history. While it was fun for awhile to laugh and mock the ascension of Donald Trump into a political mainstay, his actual inauguration cast a new shadow over the United States. Problems in the United States have since been more pronounced under the disastrous and ill-prepared Trump regime. Now, more than ever, groups like End Citizens United are going to be relied upon to fight the good fight in order to quell Washington’s current quagmire.
End Citizens United was established with the sole intent of bringing about legislative change to the highest levels of the government in order to get dark money out of politics. End Citizens United is focused entirely on special interests and dark money and how it influences the government. The term most commonly heard on the campaign trail is ‘Campaign Finance Reform’. Campaign finance reform is absolutely imperative to the health of the United States in the longterm as well as the health of the elections coming up in 2017 and 2018.
Lobbyists were handed the keys to the city in 2010 when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the conservative group Citizens United. This group argued that corporations should be treated like people and that their campaign contributions should be an extension of their free speech as citizens. This was obviously a transparent attempt by Citizens United to allow billionaires and millionaires to legally influence legislators in office. Despite this relative transparency, which is ironic considering that their goal is to undermine United States democracy, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the decision.
End Citizens United is led by PAC President Tiffany Muller. Over the past year, the political action committee has seen renewed vigor in terms of support from people all around the country. The United States is clearly rejecting what Donald Trump stands for and it has resulted in a huge boost in terms of donations and grassroots support. In order to harness this recent energy, the team at End Citizens United is focusing on endorsing legislators that are running for office in 2017 and 2018. Their goal is to help champions of campaign finance reform get into office so that they have the potential to introduce legislation that can help repeal the Citizens United decision.
Most recently the team at End Citizens United endorsed KyrstenSinema for US Senate in Arizona. Sinema is a United States Congresswoman who has fought her entire career against the powers of Big Money and special interests. Sinema would be a champion in the fight against political corruption which makes her endorsement from ECU all the more important.
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