The political action committee (PAC) End Citizens United will be spending millions of dollars in the upcoming 2018 elections in order to support Democrats. The Democrats they support are looking to pass campaign finance reform in the Senate and Congress. They have targeted in particular 20 Republican’s including four in California. These four are Rep. Duncan Hunter, Rep. Darrell Issa, Rep. Mimi Walters, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. All four are considered members that are vulnerable to losing their next elections.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) January 12, 2018
Executive Director Tiffany Muller of End Citizens United said the California races represented some of the best opportunities to oust Republican incumbents from their seats. She pointed out there is an ongoing investigation into Rep. Duncan Hunter, for example. He is accused of misusing campaigns fund as well as some campaign contributions he was given by companies in the telecommunications industry.
After being established in 2015 End Citizens United spent $25.5 million during the 2016 presidential elections. For the 2018 midterm elections they are planning to target independent voters who have expressed that the huge amount of money in politics is one of the biggest problems facing the nation. As of 10-31-2017 this PAC had raised $11.5 million. They didn’t announce how much they planned to spend on the California races.
In 2010 the US Supreme Court made a very controversial ruling in a case. The case was called Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The outcome of their ruling was that everybody, including corporations, had a first amendment right to spend as much as they want on political elections. This overturned decades of rules about campaign financing. It also opened the floodgates of corporations and very wealthy individuals flooding the political system with money, much of it going into the pockets of elected Republicans.
The goal of End Citizens United is to restore sanity to how much any one entity can give to a politician who is running for office. So far only Democrats have shown interest in campaign finance reform, mainly because the very wealthy have bought off Republicans. Politics is now dominated by the richest 1% who want laws passed to make them even richer at everyone else’s expense.
End Citizens United raises money from small donors. The average amount of a donation is just $12. It’s the regular people who are fed up with what is happening in Washington D.C. and want their voice restored in what laws are passed. In order to get the message out the message of what End Citizens United is all about they maintain an active social media presence, especially on Facebook and Twitter. They post articles and videos on their Facebook account in order to inform them of what is happening in politics.
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