End Citizens United has finally placed its first announcements for whom it will be endorsing in the 2018 election cycle. With a list including 19 individuals who observe and wish to change finance reform across 11 states. With these endorsements, the candidates can now connect to a variety of members and activities allowing they to display campaign finance reform as a serious issue.
In 2018 a large majority of the seats in the House of Representatives will be up for grabs, and they will be able to fight ‘Big Money’ making a more grassroots movement and allowing them to assist in electing people who will actually fight for the people’s interest. With the endorsed candidates now released, and the heavy impact ECU is able to use for the better, they can assist financially with the upcoming races. Being one of the largest progressive groups to spend money in the past 2016 races they will surely make a solid difference in the 2018 races. “The American people don’t want their government sold to the highest bidder. ECU will work with our endorsed candidates to beat back the Super PACs and dark money groups attempting to hijack our democracy.” Said Tiffany Muller, the executive director of ECU, showing us just where they want to place their financial strength. The ECU wants to fight for the grassroots movement and has the financing to do so.
In fact, this political committee has earned quite a bit of money on its own from small donations. At 4 Million dollars in the first three months, they project to raise roughly 35 million before the 2018 elections for Congress, a massive leap from the 25 million the group earned for 2016, with just an average contribution of $12 a person. This allows them to show the American people that even one small donation can go a long way and that no matter what they will not stop fighting to get ‘Big Money’ out of politics. They know that the government is corrupted, and they’re trying to stop it. By endorsing candidates that are loyal to the grassroots movement, supporting them financially in their campaigns, and by fighting to get the right people into office, they are ensuring that there are less corruption and more concern for the American people.
With their first announcements for who they’re endorsing ECU has made a solid step in the direction of possibly getting the United States back on track by financially supporting a grassroots movement with money that is donated in small amounts. Hopefully encouraging more people to rally behind those it endorses, and help pull American out of the ‘Big Money’ problem that the country has fallen victim too.