In a recent development, two more Democratic senators get the support of End Citizens United, the group fighting against Big Money. They are Cory Booker, the Senator from New Jersey, and Kirsten Gillibrand, the Senator from New York. Both of them are contesting from the respective states to the Upper House in the 2018 mid-term elections. Interestingly, both of them rejected any form of corporate PAC contributions and showed their fights against the dark money in the political system. Considering its vision of transparent political system without the influence of Big Money, End Citizens United declared its support to the senators and decided to endorse them in the elections.
Tiffany Muller, a leading political activist and the President of ECU, congratulated both the senators for openly rejected the funds of corporate PACs and confirmed that they stood along with thoughts of the voters according to politifact.com. She also added that their denial showcased their commitment to fight against the corrupted system that is putting the large majority of Americans behind. Their decision also showed that both of them are only accountable to their voters and do not dance for the corporate interest groups. Muller also hoped that End Citizens United could work with both the senators in future and work on repairing the system to ensure that everyone’s voice is equally heard.
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Per the latest reports, more candidates are coming to refuse corporate PAC funds, and it is a trend visible across the country. Per the latest information, as many as 70 candidates have taken a tough stand against corporate money, and some of them include Dean Phillips of MN-03, Conor Lamb of PA-18, Elissa Slotkin of MI-08, Beto O’Rourke of TX-Senate, and more. It became evident that the voters are highly upset with the system in Washington that is favoring the business groups by forgetting the electorate. Both Booker and Gillibrand are known for standing for the issues of their voters and showcased the highest value of electoral politics. They set themselves by examples and won the hearts of people as well as political commentators alike.
When it comes to End Citizens United, it was established by a group of independent political activists and liberal thought leaders to release the American electoral system from the clutches of corporate money groups. Since it founded in 2015, the PAC conducted extensive campaigns and brought the message of Big Money to a significant percentage of Americans. The group is working on constitution amendment to contain the threats of corporate money. For that purpose, it tries to make maximum liberal candidates who support its mission elected to the houses. The PAC sees the up-coming mid-term election as an opportunity to make the people aware of the corporate money threats and get maximum reform champion elected.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) February 1, 2018