As many people have noted over the last number of years, the United States political system is increasingly completely broken. Rich people and corporations are essentially free to buy elections nowadays and average citizens have little to no way in the political process or what laws are passed.
As part of their ongoing effort at trying to turn this tide around, End Citizens United endorsed Veronica Escobar in her run for a U.S. Congressional seat according to endcitizensunited.org. She is a Democrat from El Paso, Texas, who is seeking to replace the current congressman, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is relinquishing the seat in order to run for the U.S. Senate.
Veronica Escobar used to be an El Paso county judge. Her views on issues are largely Democratic, such as being pro-choice and supporting women’s rights overall. Also, protecting DREAMers is very important to her as it is only fair that undocumented young people who were brought to America as children should be able to work and live in the United States. The main reason that End Citizens United supports Veronica Escobar and officially endorsed her is because of her views on money in politics. Politics is currently awash in money, much of it given by rich individuals and corporations who now get to be anonymous when doing so. She thinks this is wrong and that sensible campaign finance reform should be an issue that is acted upon.
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Veronica Escobar had a very solid first quarter of raising money, mostly from grassroots individuals plus from her own pockets. She presently has about $405,000 in cash on hand for her campaign as opposed to her biggest opponent, Dori Fenenbock, who has raised about $297,000.
In 2010 the Supreme Court ruled on Citizens United vs. F.E.C. They ruled for Citizens United which opened the floodgate to unlimited spending on political campaigns because a majority of Supreme Court justices ruled that “corporations are people” and so even sensible limits on what they could provide a campaign financially was an infringement on first amendment rights to free speech. This disastrous ruling means that billionaires and special interests can anonymously spend as much as they want when it comes to politics.
End Citizens United is a political action committee which was founded to fight back against this ruling. They back and endorse those candidates, so far only Democrats, who promise to back legislation to put limits on what any one entity can spend and also restore transparency to where the money is coming from. Ultimately, End Citizens United is an organization that wants to find a way for a constitutional amendment to be put in place that will address and reform this very important issue to the citizens of the United States.
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