Beto O’Rourke is running for Senator in Texas. He is attempting to take over Ted Cruz’s seat in the 2018 midterms. End Citizens United is backing Beto O’Rourke. So far, O’Rourke has narrowed the lead Ted Cruz held by several points. In June, according to a poll by the University of Texas, Cruz only had a 5 point lead. That’s down considerably since the beginning of the year. With Beto O’Rourke gaining on Cruz at such a rapid pace, he does have great odds of winning this race in November.
Currently, Cruz has more name recognition with the average Texas voter, but Beto O’Rourke’s game plan for changing the minds of the Texas voter lies in his campaign strategy. He has shook hands and talked to the voters in all 254 Texas counties. The backing of End Citizens United has help make it possible for O’Rourke to travel across the big state of Texas. As he travels, he’s explaining the difference between him and Ted Cruz. There are some very stark and blaring differences that a worth noting.
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One of the differences between O’Rourke and Cruz is their views on big money in politics. Cruz is backed by big money, the NRA and has not given any priority to environmental issues. Beto O’Rourke is backed by conservationist groups like the League of Conservation Action Fund because of his concern for the environment. O’Rourke is also backed by End Citizens United because he believes in campaign finance reform, ending big money contributions to campaigns. Obviously there is a stark contrast between the two.
Beto O’Rourke wants to make politics for the people and by the people as it was originally designed to be in the United States, which is why he has joined forces with End Citizens United. Another difference is O’Rourke’s focus on the matters that concern Texans. He is fighting to see that any Texan that wants to work can find good paying challenging work and that if needed, he or she can access training to get those jobs. He’s also concerned about providing good quality affordable health insurance that can be accessed by the average man or woman. Probably the most important difference between the two candidates is O’Rourke wants to bring the country’s people together, no matter what party they belong to.
ECU is formed on March 2015. It is funded by grassroots members all over the US. They want to eliminate the big money in politics. ECU believes that there are some politicians that supports their campaign reform.
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Big Money 20 is a list of politicians that accept near unlimited amounts of campaign contributions from wealthy corporations. The list is published and maintained by a political action committee called End Citizens United. The PAC intends to remove big money from politics and put the voting power back in the hands of the common citizen.
End Citizens United was created after a Supreme Court case ruled in favor of large political donations. According to End Citizens United, this hurt the democratic election system in a major way. The ruling expanded on the theory that corporations should be treated as people instead of companies. Post-ruling, corporations are permitted to donate large amounts of money to politicians in a non-translucent manner. The organization was founded in March of 2015.
End Citizens United goals are to elect pro-reform politicians, politicians that do not accept big money, and politicians that speak for the common citizen. End Citizens United is made up of hundreds of grassroots members, and they are all working to raise awareness of big money in politics.
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Tiffany Muller is the current President of End Citizens United. She has a long, storied psst in politics. From local politician to working very closely with a couple of U.S. Congressman, she has worked all over the country in politics on both the local and national scale. She has helped End Citizen’s United in expanding its reach since her time as President began. Before joining End Citizens United, Muller was the Deputy Political Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where she worked to get several democrats elected. She also has experience working as chief of staff on Capitol Hill for two Congressmen. Muller was the very first openly gay politician to hold office in Kansas when she was elected to Topeka City Council.
End Citizens United recently announced the newest politician to earn their support. Jane Raybould, who is running as a Senator for Nebraska received End Citizen United’s support on March 29th, 2018. “Nebraskans are fed up with Washington ignoring their needs,” claimed Tiffany Muller. “They’re demanding reform,” she concluded.
Proposed high level talks were announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to Corporation Wiki, in an attempt to diffuse diplomatic hostilities between the United States and Venezuela dating back to the administrations of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and U.S. President George W. Bush.
Stated in an article by Leslie Wroughton on June 14, 2016, “Kerry said the talks would start immediately in Caracas and be led by Thomas Shannon, a veteran of U.S. diplomacy in the region.” Venezuela’s worsening economy stalled talks last year.
“I’ve committed to see if this can work so let’s see if we can improve the relationship,” Kerry said to reporter Ms. Luque yesterday.
Welcoming the proposed talks, Maduro suggested restoring ambassadors to each country’s capitals. The ambassadors have been gone for 8 years since Chavez removed the U.S. envoy to Venezuela. Maduro claimed that he was ready for this to happen as the U.S. has ambassadors in several major world cities, but doesn’t have one in Caracas.