On December 20, 2017, the political action committee End Citizens United endorsed Texas’s Jay Hulings for Congress. Jay Hulings is a former federal prosecutor who was known for targeting public corruption. His opponent is the incumbent Congressman Will Hurd. End Citizens United recently named Will Hurd to their “Big Money 20” list target list for the upcoming 2018 elections. This list is the 20 politicians who take the most money from special interests, ignoring the wishes and concerns of the people they were elected to serve.
When endorsing Jay Hulings, the president of End Citizens United, Tiffany Mueller, talked about his distinguished career. He said that he would help stop the corruption that has been taking place in Congress and do what he could to stop mega-donors from buying off politicians to meet their own wants. The goal that both the PAC and Jay Hulings are pursuing is to clean up Congress so that it’s not just those with the biggest checkbooks that have a say in what happens.
Jay Hulings pledged to fight corruption in Congress. He also said he would stand for holding the Trump Administration responsible for the mess they have created for regular families. He thanked End Citizens United for their support and indicated he wanted to work with them as his campaign continues.
Will Hurd is one of the Republicans that voted for the GOP’s tax bill which transfers wealth from the poor and middle class to the most wealthy people in America. Over 13 million people living on less than $100,000 a year will see their taxes go up under this tax bill. Much of the money he gets comes from the telecom industry resulted in his voting to let these internet companies sell all the data they have on their customers to third parties.
End Citizens United is a nonprofit organization that seeks to restore the average citizen’s voice in the politics of Washington D.C. They want to put back in place a cap on what anyone can give to politicians. Currently, politicians can take unlimited amounts of money from any one entity which has made them beholden to the wishes of the mega-wealthy.
On their Facebook page, End Citizens United posts all of the candidates they have endorsed. They also provide a link to the candidate’s website so that people can find out more about them and where they stand on the issues. Additionally, they post political articles that they feel their viewers need to know and/or will find interesting. Recent articles talk about Russian President Putin hacking the elections of 2016. They also post upcoming events so that people can be aware of how they can affect change.
About End Citizens United: actionnetwork.org/groups/end-citizens-united