Campaign finance reform is rapidly becoming one of the most important topics in the United States government. Campaign finance reform has become the rallying cry for progressives, moderates, and conservatives who believe in their power to vote and who don’t want to lose it to the big-spending corporations around the country. In 2010 Citizens United, a conservative propaganda group led by James Bopp, successfully argued before the Supreme Court that corporations were people and that their donations were an extension of their freedom of speech. This, of course, was a blatant attempt to bring dark money into the political machine, thus allowing these mega-donors to start buying off politicians while doing it in a legal way. End Citizens United, led by Tiffany Muller, was created in response. Over the past two years End Citizens United has been laser-focused on getting progressives and other politicians who are willing to champion a reversal of Citizens United into their elected positions. End Citizens United is now focused on the 2018 Midterms in order to try and make a difference that can help everyday Americans around the country, and learn more about End Citizens United.
End Citizens United saw the writing on the wall with the struggles of the Trump administration. Every day is a new national embarrassment and people are starting to realize that President Trump is only in the White House thanks to his big-spending donors who were so willing and capable of co-opting politicians to their cause with massive checks. Tiffany Muller, the leader at End Citizens United, points to the Midterm Elections as a real chance to reset the table and start working toward some solutions. Muller points to California in particular as a path to success and fighting back. Muller says of California, “California represents some of the best opportunities, and frankly, some of the most egregious examples (of campaign financing abuse) that we’ve seen.” Muller points to four specific conservative seats that could potentially be up for grabs: Dana Rohrabacher (R – Costa Mesa), Darrell Issa (R – Vista), Duncan Hunter (R – Alpine) and Mimi Walters (R – Irvine), and visit their Youtube Channel.
End Citizens United is working now to mobilize voters in these districts in order to get out and vote for politicians that are willing to unseat the aforementioned conservatives while still championing campaign finance reform. End Citizens United was massively busy during the 2016 Presidential Election as they pumped in nearly $16 million to support politicians willing to champion camapaign finance reform. Now, it looks like End Citizens United is on the path to similar success in terms of fundraising and distribution. If End Citizens United is successful, we could start to see real change sweep through the government while American voters get back the power of their ballot, and https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/how-to-reverse-citizens-united/471504/.