The decision of the Supreme Court in 2010 concerning Citizens United has entirely transformed the scene of America elections. It has also initiated the legal basis for the perception that corporations are people and created the door for special interests and billionaires to spend undisclosed and unlimited money in American politics.
The 2018 Senate election in Texas remains several months away; however, Beto O’Rourke chose his first central organizational ratification recently in his long-slug attempt to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz. The End Citizens United PAC, a liberal group with around 3 million members throughout the country, is dedicated on dwindling the role of money in politics. The team gave its support to El Paso Democrat, selecting O’Rourke as the chief senator challenger to be endorsed by the group in the 2018 cycle.
Tiffany Muller, the executive director and president of PAC said in a written statement that their decision to endorse O’Rourke was a simple one. She mentioned that he stands as an open-minded champion and the future of their party with a resolute focus to offer the people a voice in their democracy. She further stated that Beto was running against the worst senator in Washington, Sen. Ted Cruz, whom she claimed had sold out the people of Texas for exceptional interests at every opportunity.
For Beto getting the support of a proper-funded group such as End Citizens United is remarkably serious given his apparent drawback in the money race against Ted. O’Rourke said in a written statement that he was running to represent the Texas people, not special interests or corporations. He mentioned that he was grateful to have the support of the End Citizens United and it was the reason he wasn’t going to take PAC’s money.
The group might also spend independently on Beto next year, just like the other candidates, by delivering mailers or running TV advertisements in Texas; however, it will not be in a position to synchronize the messaging for the adverts with his campaign. The decision to back O’Rourke first in the cycle and beforehand shows how vital the Texan will be to the plans of the group in 2018. Nevertheless, the organizers are patiently waiting to see how the political scene will unfold near the 2018 election before allocating resources.
Founded on 1st March 2015, End Citizens United is a great Political Action Committee that is funded by community donors. The group is committed to neutralizing the catastrophic outcomes of Citizens United and also reforming the finance system of campaigns. The mission of this organization is to bring to an end Big Money in politics and refurbish the rigged political system through electing champions in the campaign finance reform agenda, passing state ballot procedures, and also alleviating the same problem in the national dialogue. The group is working hard to abolish Citizens United and even eradicate the undisclosed and unlimited money used in politics.