The most important thing to take from the work of End Citizens United is that we have the power to change our politics and bring it towards the right direction. That’s what they’ve been doing since they were started and it’s especially pithy this year with the midterms coming up. It seems that everything is working in Democrats favor especially in the state of California. With the help of PACs like End Citizens United, we may very well see a tidal wave take down the Republicans working in the interest of corporations and big money in politics.
The recent success of Democrats in Alabama has shown that a change is coming in Washington and it’s only a matter of degree. We know that some of the most vulnerable seats for Republicans are located in the state of California. It is in this state that we see the most obvious examples of big money influencing elections and it is here that the message of End Citizens United is going to be loudest. People want to see their interests represented in Congress rather than those of corporate lobbyists and others who happen to use their wealth to alter society into their vision.
A grassroots movement focused on the Citizens United court ruling is certainly going to appeal to many of today’s voters. People have seen the rise of Donald Trump and other politicians as examples of what big money interests in politics looks like and they are eager for a way to fight back. The only way to fight the power of corporations is to come together and make sure voices are heard in the ballot box. 2018 has created quite a bit of enthusiasm around the midterms and it’s only a matter of time before we see this translate into votes against big money.
End Citizens United was created to fight against an unfortunate decision made in 2010. The Supreme Court ruled that donations from corporations could be counted as free speech and opened the flood gates for a problem we continue to see even in today’s politics. Corporations have been slowly but surely looking for ways to influence politics in such a way that can’t be tolerated. End Citizens United has compiled a list of the politicians they believe are most vulnerable to a challenge and among them are the likes of Darryl Issa and Duncan Hunter. These Republicans are focused on representing corporations rather than the interest of their voters. The have some of the worst examples of big money influence. Given the dynamics of California politics, it’s likely these seats will be victories for Democrats. They just need to get involved in order to get the point across.
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