The 2018 Midterms are going to be one of the most important political events in the history of the United States. The United States government is unabashedly in shambles now as both parties try to survive the wave of dangerous populism and ineptitude that is Donald Trump. As such, more and more political activists are looking to the 2018 Midterms as a chance to win over seats in order to help their party.
End Citizens United operates as a political action committee that was established in order to be a grassroots PAC for the average American voter. The team at ECU has been single-minded in their focus of supporting candidates who are willing to thumb their nose at corporate money in order to fight for campaign finance reform. End Citizens United has highlighted several key figures in the coming races that they seem to have immense belief in.
End Citizens United was founded by President Tiffany Muller in order to help create a political environment that was conducive to repealing the 2010 Supreme Court Decision regarding Citizens United, a conservative think-tank that was focused on introducing legislation that would help corporate lobbyists flood Washington D.C. with dark money used to pay off legislators. Since the 2010 SCOTUS decision, there has been a remarkable decline in the quality of discourse between all major political parties and it is, in large part, to blame for the election of Donald Trump.
Fortunately, progressive candidates are getting on board to fight off dark money by first refusing to accept any during their election campaigns. As it stands right now, a recent FEC report revealed that 16 politicians endorsed by End Citizens United have out-earned their corporate-owned, Republican rivals. Tiffany Muller was quick to put out a statement that championed the hard work that their teams have been doing in terms of spreading the word regarding campaign finance reform. Muller went on to say that her political endorsements represented a new era of candidates who are willing to push Big Money out of the political door and instead listen to the will of the American voter instead.
One of End Citizens United’s most striking victories was with Conor Lamb who won Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional Seat. Lamb appealed to voters on both sides of the political aisle due to his willingness to refuse all corporate donations during his campaigning. Hopefully, this outlines a new form of progress for politics in general.