The mid-term elections garner a lot of interest, and none are more invested in the outcome than End Citizens United. The grassroots PAC is an offensive advocate for campaign reform. Their end goal to overturn the controversial 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC ruling by the Supreme Court. This ruling established corporations as individuals, granting them freedom of speech, and changing the election game. Now big business appreciates unrestricted finance contribution to election campaigns. Many advocate against this, and ECU advocates for them. It’s goal is to endorse pro-reform candidates, who mostly lie on the left. It they win then legislation restricting big business PACs has more opportunity to pass. So far, 2018’s mid-terms are looking good for the left, and that in turn is good for End Citizens United. Find out more about End Citizens United at indeed.com
Thirty-four seats have already been surrendered by Republicans, some of whom held those seats for awhile. At present some of End Citizens United’s endorsed candidates have a legitimate shot at election. Senatorial hopeful Beto O’Rourke is gaining ground on Ted Cruz. A recent poll by End Citizens United shows Cruz’s lead diminishing among negative attention. O’Rourke has used this opportunity to close in on Cruz, narrowing the margin of his lead. Paul Ryan’s decision to not run for re-election has given Wisconsin senate hopeful Randy Bryce a leg up. Bryce is another pro-reform candidate gaining support without SuperPAC aid. Both Bryce and O’Rourke represent the type of candidate that ECU supports, the kind that believe in the election system and the negative impact money has on it.
End Citizens United is dedicated to the long game. Getting its pieces in place, in an ever changing chess game of political wave-riding. In order to revoke the Supreme Court decision they have to use legislation. Strong legislation that takes many votes, and a lot of hard work to pass. This is why they support pro-reform candidates, endeavor to keep the subject of reform in the national spectrum, and seek pro-reform legislation. It takes a lot of hard work, but if enough reform candidates gain seats, legitimate legislation can be passed to restrict big money PACs.