A recent article from Chronicleweek.com dated September 7,2018, highlights how the political action group known as “End Citizens United” is involved in endorsing candidates for the crucial upcoming midterm elections in November. End Citizens United is a group that began in March, 2015 in Washington, DC with a mission as a Political Action Committee funded by grassroots donors. It is a group dedicated to countering the “disastrous effects of Citizens United and reforming the campaign finance system.” The Group has over 340,000 followers on Facebook and has been working to make campaign finance reform transparent and have less of an impact on elections. View their financial information on Open Secrets.
The article states that End Citizens United strong opposes Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “President Trump’s decision to nominate Judge Kavanaugh is a threat to the rights and well being of millions of Americans. Kavanaugh will side with the extreme wing of the Supreme Court and further rig the system in favor of corporate special interests and mega-donors with radical agendas. Everyday Americans will pay the price.”
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) October 31, 2018
ECU has a long history of opposing Supreme Court Justice nominees as they feel the current campaign finance policies are of no benefit to Americans. They aren’t transparent and have “bought and paid for” many of those who serve or who served in the House and Senate. End Citizens United has over 400,000 supporters and hopes to raise close to $35 million dollars for the upcoming election cycle. ECU is supporting dozens of Democratic candidates to challenge Republican incumbents in key battleground races that will decide the balance of power in the House and Senate.
A few key candidates that ECU supports is Beto O’Rourke, who is challenging Ted Cruz in Texas. Also, supporting Randy Bryce and his campaign against Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, in Wisconsin. This upcoming election will certainly be one of the most crucial in our lifetime and determine the balance of power in the House and Senate in just a few short weeks to come.