The 2016 Presidential Election served as a litmus test for voter enthusiasm. The results of the election were ones for the history book and we feel confident in saying that nothing will ever be the same. After just two years of President Trump’s disastrous administration being in charge, people around the country are looking for a new direction to go in. End Citizens United, a grassroots political action committee, is trying to help direct that enthusiasm toward politicians who are committed to rooting out and getting rid of the dark money corruption that currently pervades Washington D.C.’s political scene. Right now, that means that End Citizens United is going to be backing Randy Bryce in his race against Paul Ryan, the current Speaker of the House and representative of Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Let’s learn about End Citizens United and what Randy Bryce can bring to the table in their partnership. Read this article at chronicleweek.com to know more
End Citizens United was founded in order to help fight back against the disastrous 2010 Supreme Court ruling revolving around Citizens United, a prominent Republican propaganda group. Citizens United argued before the SCOTUS that corporations should be considered people and that, as people, they should be allowed to contribute massive amounts of money to political fundraising campaigns. Unbelievably, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United and nothing has been the same ever since. That ruling can be linked directly to the influx of millions of dollars lining the pockets of corrupt politicians who refuse to serve at the will of their constituents.
Randy Bryce, known in some circles as ‘Iron Stache’ for his prominent mustache, is a proud Democrat who has doubled-down on his willingness to fight back against corporate corruption in the political world. Bryce has already committed to fighting to overturn Citizens United while also working to improve the political atmosphere in favor of the working man. Bryce has a mountain of competition ahead of him as he has to undo some serious damage done by corrupt Republican representatives in the state of Wisconsin. With that being said, Bryce has enthusiasm on his side and End Citizens United backing him to help generate more action on his behalf.
Citizens United was a judgement passed by The Supreme Court in 2010. This decision further established the legal basis for the idea that “corporations are people”. This allows them to contribute to elections and sway the vote in their favor. Most Democrats have been fighting to reform this law ever since. They formed an organization in 2015 called End Citizens United.
* The President of the group is Tiffany Muller. She is also Executive Director. She leads the group with grassroots efforts to get big money out of politics. During her first cycle as President she raised more than 25 million dollars for the organization.
* Efforts to target the Big Money 20 are ramping up. These 20 Republicans are the organizations top priority, because they favor special interests over their own people.
The Big Money 20:
-House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin
-Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas
-Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada
-Rep. Mike Bishop of Michigan
-Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa
-Rep. Mike Bost of Illinois
-Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado
-Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania
-Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey
-Rep. Duncan Hunter of California
-Rep. Will Hurd of Texas
-Rep. Darrell Issa of California
-Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey
-Rep Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania
-Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota
-Rep. Rob Pittenger of North Carolina
-Rep. Dana Rohrbacher of California
-Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois
-Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York
-Rep. Mimi Walters of California
* Fundraising efforts are well underway for 2018. End Citizens United expects to raise and spend 35 million dollars on elections this year. This will benefit the candidates they support. Most do not accept contributions from corporate PACs. Over 70 have refused corporate donations. Gary Trauner is one of them. They recently endorsed him for U.S. Senate in Wyoming. Dr. Hiral Tiperneni was also endorsed by End Citizens United in March 2018.
This organization has already made a positive impact this year. Candidates and voters overwhelmingly support the movement. This gives me hope for a brighter 2018.