A Tale of Dark Money: @judicialnetwork funneled millions of undisclosed $ into the debate to influence the Senate’s decision on Kavanaugh’s nomination—but weren’t authorized to operate in DC for the past year. Thanks @MapLight for shining a light on this. https://t.co/RkS2RGHW6h
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) August 14, 2018
The control of the country’s elections is being lost to special interests groups backed by dark money and corporate cash. End Citizens United is one of the big players fighting to restore the power back to the people. After wrestling the power from the hands of the candidates willing to sell out to dark money and corporations, End Citizens United intends to see those congressional seats occupied by candidates who abhor the campaign finance abuses set in place by the Citizen’s United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision of 2010.
Of the candidates seeking a congressional seat in the 2018 race, Beto O’Rourke, Brendan Kelly, Andy Kim, Jacky Rosen, Randy Bryce and Elissa Slotkin are running for office. Beto O’Rourke is up against Senator Ted Cruz, with a strong history of accepting dark money. Randy Bryce is trying to take the seat now occupied by House Speaker, Paul Ryan. Jacky Rosen is facing Dean Heller, another republican member of the House. They will each have a tough race ahead of them, but with the support of ECU, backed by hundreds of thousands of U.S. voters who are supporting campaign finance reform, they have an excellent chance of winning. Find out more about the endorsed candidate at End Citizens United
End Citizens United always seeks to back candidates who support limiting corporate and dark money contributions into campaigns. Beto O’Rourke supported the Democracy for All Amendment and Kelly Rosen supported the Disclose Act of 2017. Both pieces of legislature protected the people’s voice in elections but, with a republican controlled congress, neither piece of the legislature could garner enough votes to pass.
Most of the republican congress saw a benefit from the Citizens United decision in 2010 as you can see from End Citizens United’s “Big Money 20″. End Citizens United has supported the democratic candidates running against each of the twenty. One of the twenty, Pennsylvania’s Keith Rothfus has shown his preference for big money over the people’s vote when he supported internet companies sharing consumer data without their permission and allowed $490,000 in contributions to buy his vote, he stopped banks and corporations from being forced to conduct arbitration agreements with the consumer. We the people will get our voice back when the End Citizens United candidates beat these sell-outs in the mid-term elections this November.