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End Citizens United Fundraises for House Races in California.

Change is coming to Washington D.C. and it isn’t all for the better. Washington D.C. has been beset by dark money and special interests over the better part of the past decade and it is due in large part to the Supreme Court ruling surrounding Citizens United, a conservative propaganda group. Citizens United is known for taking the argument before the Supreme Court that corporations should be considered people, and that corporations should be allowed to donate freely to political campaigns. This was a transparent attempt by Citizens United to help strip away the voting power of the American people, thus putting more power into the hands of millionaires and billionaires. End Citizens United is a political action committee that has cropped up with the sole intention of reversing the End Citizens United decision. In 2018, it looks like End Citizens United will have a real chance to make a difference.

The 2018 Congressional Elections may end up being the most important elections to roll through the United States of America in a lifetime. The election of Donald Trump, with potential help from Russian interference, has changed the entire complexion of the United States government. As a result, there is an unhinged attack on the value and power of American democracy that only a reshaping of Congress can change. End Citizens United has made it their business to prop up legislators who are willing to fight for and champion campaign finance reform. In order to help these candidates, End Citizens United will be targeting potentially vulnerable House seats held by Republicans throughout California. Of these seats, End Citizens United is targeting Mimi Walters (Irvine), Rohrabacher (Costa Mesa), Darrell Issa (Vista) as well as Duncan Hunter (Alpine). According to a public watch list, consisting of 20 names, these four Republican names are all considered to be the most easily unseated.

End Citizens United has made it their business to use grassroots funding methods and cooperation with the American public as the tool by which change is foisted upon the American government. End Citizens United raised nearly $25 million through the 2016 election campaigns in order to prop up progressive legislators and it looks like they will once again be able to raise some serious money. According to the Federal Exchange Commissions, End Citizens United had raised $11 million through the beginning of November in 2016. End Citizens United is targeting $20 to $30 million in total funding in order to make a difference.

When politicians can be bought by millionaire and billionaire corporations, the will of the American voter is set aside. By overturning Citizens United, Americans can rest easier knowing that their will is actually being heard by their elected representatives at the highest rungs of the American government.

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An Eye Opener About The End Citizens United

In 2010, the decision of the supreme court of the United States completely changed the landscape of the election in the country. Moreover, it also established a sound based idea based on “corporations are people” and also opened a door for investors. Special interest and also massive amounts of money has also been allowed in the elections. Today, no accountability nor transparency is held on anyone too. It is also evident that many billionaires and corporations are also hardly trying to balance political power to work in their favor. However, it doesn’t just stop there.

It is now a perfect time for the grassroots fight back. In 2015, the End Citizens United which is a political action committee was founded on the grassroots by donors. End Citizens United are dedicated to countering disasters effected on citizen and aim at reforming the campaign system financially. End Citizen United want to show the elected candidates, voters, and the press that a great force is being used to fight back against the brazenness of heavy investors who try to buy the elections. This organization will act as a key to building such a broad coalition which will work towards bringing reforms and urging the lawmakers to take action too.

The mission of End Citizens United is to end the Big Money politics. After realizing the unending system of the rigged election system, electing a reform committee that will champion the passing of measures on the state ballot and enhance national conversation. End Citizen United will work with some corporations so that they can stop the undisclosed amounts in politics.

To accomplish their mission, they started by electing a pro-reform number of candidates. The organization will also raise the issue of money politics as a national priority. When the company works with useful ballot measure campaigns for them to pass the pro-reform laws. Using the grassroots, members will demonstrate the issue of political power and the Big Money politics.

The End Citizen United which was officially launched in 2015 had raised more than $4 million through donations. The organization is also aiming at raising a total of $25 million through as stated by the director, Richard Carbo. Their ultimate goal is to make reforms so that they can reverse the decision asserted by the Supreme Court which gave a super rise to the dark money politics wave. So far, at least 32,500 people had signed for the End Citizens petition, and the number is likely to increase in the coming days. Recently, the organization endorsed 11 democratic candidates. While there have been many organizations which have tried to bring about electoral reforms, there was a challenge in the airing of the issues. The backing of candidates who are in support of the reforms is targeted hugely to bring out significant changes in elections and management of campaigns.