The 2018 Midterm Elections that will be taking place in November are going to serve as a legitimate litmus test for the state of the United States of America. The 2016 election of Donald Trump ended up splitting the country into two. With that being said, there is one group working to mend the middle by bringing people together around their right to vote: End Citizens United. End Citizens United is a grassroots committee that is focused on fighting for campaign finance reform at the highest levels of the United States government. In order to accomplish this task, ECU is backing politicians who agree to make campaign finance reform a core aspect of their platform. What’s more, ECU is demanding that their endorsed politicians refuse all corporate donations. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
End Citizens United works in a grassroots capacity in order to connect politicians with the voters that they need in order to get enthusiasm on their side. ECU is nominally a bipartisan political action committee but over their years of work not a single Republican politician has agreed to fight for campaign finance reform in order to expunge dark money from the political world. In fact, ECU has gone on to make a list that they call the ‘Big Money 20’ which is comprised of politicians in favor of dark money who have seats that are susceptible to being taken this coming November. Tiffany Muller, leader of End Citizens United, points to members of the Big Money 20 list as pure icons of what is wrong in Washington D.C. Among the various members of the list are Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen Dean Heller (R-NV), and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).
The team at ECU is focused on overturning the 2010 Supreme Court decision surrounding Citizens United, a prominent Republican propaganda group that is responsible for opening up legislation in order to allow politics to be flooded with dark money. End Citizens United needs the support of progressive politicians and their voters in order to ever achieve their goal and the 2018 Midterm Elections will serve to prove whether that becomes possible or not.