Voters went to the polls today and cast their ballots for candidates across the country working to end corruption and get Big Money out of politics.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) November 7, 2018
You would have to be living under a rock in order to have completely escaped the political fallout of the 2016 Presidential Election. The nomination of Donald Trump, a reality TV star and wealthy heir, and corresponding election win over Hilary Clinton was enough to shock the world. That shock still lingers today but that doesn’t mean that groups aren’t mobilizing in order to try and fight back. The election of Donald Trump and his corresponding Presidency have painted one picture very vividly: there are corruption problems in Washington D.C. and a lot of them have to do with how dark money is flooding through every available channel and into the pockets of politicians everywhere. End Citizens United, a political action committee that focuses on grassroots outreach, is trying to close dark money loopholes but they are going to need some help. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
End Citizens United was established by Tiffany Muller, President at the PAC, in order to fight back against the 2010 Supreme Court ruling surrounding the Citizens United case. Citizens United, a Republican committee, argued that corporations should be considered people and that the millions and billions of dollars that they donated to PACs be considered an extension of their personhood. The goal here was obvious but the Supreme Court bizarrely ruled in favor of Citizens United, thus allowing corruption and dark money to instantly begin flooding into Washington D.C. The election of Donald Trump is just a natural continuation of that momentous and unsettling decision.
With all of that being said, End Citizens United has been working hard in order to support political candidates who are willing to put the clamps down on dark money corruption in Washington D.C. End Citizens United has come out in support of a variety of different politicians and they’ve thrown their networking skills and grassroots enthusiasm behind them. Of the many politicians currently surging as a result of End Citizens United, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be making plenty of noise. Ocasio-Cortez became famous for her support of Bernie Sanders-like policies and she excelled thanks to ECU’s support, thus propelling her over the top of her opposition, dark-money consuming Joe Crowley.