Since it was established in March 2015, End Citizens United (ECU) has been relentless in its support for progressive political candidates and groups sharing similar views as ECU.
Though ECU started with the aim of ending the notorious 2010 Supreme Court decision that gave too much leeway to individuals, corporations, and unions with deep pockets in the political process, the struggle has now gone beyond overturning that decision.
In the last couple of years, funds, within the limits of the law, are regularly channeled to help certain politicians in their quest to win elections.
Supporting Jason Crow
ECU, along with other like-minded PACs, have thrown their support behind Democratic challenger Jason Crow in the 2018 6th Congressional District elections.
This is in a bid to unseat the fifth-term Republican Congressman from Aurora, Mike Coffman. So far, Jason Crow is in pole position to win the Democratic Party primaries.
Crow is clearly the favorites of political groups with progressive leanings as shown by the list of his top donors. Apart from ECU, other PACs favorable to Jason’s candidacy include, Serve America Victory Fund, Blue Rising, and Progressive Choices PAC.
So far this effort has seen the Attorney Jason Crow haul in more than $400,000 in campaign funds.
Going Against Speaker Paul Ryan
A major news to recently come out of ECU is the public backing given to Randy Bryce. Last month the ECU publicly announced that it is supporting Randy Bryce for Congress.
His opponent is no less a personality than Speaker Paul Ryan. This public backing by ECU has further raised the profile of Bryce and made him a very formidable candidate in the Wisconsin congressional race next year.
Backing Randy Bryce was a logical choice for ECU. Over the years, Bryce has made a name for himself consistently speaking out against the ills of Washington politics. He has come out strongly in support of reforms that would put the people first in the nation’s politics.
Paul Ryan, on the other hand, is a known Washington player beholden to big corporations, interest groups and extremely rich individuals. That has made it impossible for him to think of the people first. His politics are too far-rightist to bring the change clamored by ECU and organizations with similar interests.
Battle Ground 2018
In next year’s election, ECU hopes their advocacy would ultimately bring an end to money as an important factor in politics.
The first step is to support and help the election of many progressives who share these views to Congress. Then the process of lobbying for laws that would mitigate the impact of the Citizen United ruling would begin.
End Citizen United is not taking anything for granted. This is why in just two years of existence, ECU is now one of the most well-organized groups with an articulate vision to root out vested interests in politics.
ECU’s strong social media presence indicates they work hard at engaging with all like-minded individuals and groups no matter their locations.
The Facebook page has over 300k likes and is constantly updated with relevant information. The strong social media presence is also obvious on Twitter. Almost 40k followers and over 4k tweets indicate an organization determined to engage with all segments of the society.
Your vote is more important than ever in fighting back big money undermining the political process. https://t.co/LBtmiD7rpo
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) November 27, 2017
For ECU, the battle for the soul of the nation’s politics is one that must be fought non-stop. Eternal vigilance and consistent tweaks to strategies are central to this battle. Watch:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpLmnN_7TxPdpGODs-JXxg
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Last year CAFB of Texas provided over 31 million pounds of food to families in need in 21 counties with the help of almost 300 partner agencies. This year’s goal of US Money Reserve’s CrowdRise campaign is to increase the amount of food that is available in order to serve more families. The DigitalJournal.com article can be seen at http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2761285