At one point in the early years of the Presidency of Barrack Obama it appeared as though the Republican Party was about to break up under the weight of the many faultlines which had appeared over the course of the Bush Presidency only for the GOP to return to power in the nation’s capital like a phoenix rising from the flames. Part of the success the Republican Party has been enjoying during the current decade can be laid firmly at the feet of the Supreme Court which made the decision to reverse a federal ruling regarding the Citizens United decision in 2010.
Sunlight is the best disinfectant. While the country is still reeling from the devastating #CitizensUnited ruling, in Montana we’re fighting back to ensure our government belongs to the people, not corporations and special interests. https://t.co/Qcg1fEE061
— Steve Bullock (@GovernorBullock) May 23, 2018
The End Citizens United PAC was created in 2015 to ensure the problems created by the Citizens United decision remained high on the list of the American public in the coming years; in a bid to make sure the decision was reversed, End Citizens United worked with the campaign funding reform-friendly Democrats during the 2016 Presidential election and in the buildup to the 2018 Midterms to create a brighter future for the American public in the face of more funding arriving for Republicans from special interest groups.
Just why does End Citizens United believe the U.S. political system has been broken by the Citizens United decision? This is a common question and to answer it one simply needs to look at the economic success being enjoyed by some of the wealthiest people in the U.S. who have close ties to the Republican wing of politics. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos married one of the leaders of the AmWay Group and has been building her success in terms of her role in the U.S. public school system since the arrival of the Citizens United decision in U.S. politics.
Aligning themselves with members of the Democratic Party has become a major part of the story of End Citizens United as Tiffany Muller created a pledge explaining the needs of the traditional PAC to remain consistent with no special interest funding allowed for those associated with End Citizens United. In 2016, as the U.S. Presidential elections approached only three Democrats signed the agreement. The changing tide of support for End Citizens United has resulted in more than 70 Democrats already in office or challenging for a seat in the 2018 Midterms signing the pledge and refusing the assistance of dark money groups.
About End Citizens United: thehill.com/social-tags/end-citizens-united