End Citizens United has picked the right guy in Texas. Beto O’Rourke is a rising star after a fiery and passionate speech went viral. O’Rourke is currently the congressman for El Paso, Texas, and is running against Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in the 2018 midterms. The young, energetic O’Rourke is traveling all around the state of Texas to visit each of its 200+ counties. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
He was in rural Texas when asked about NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem. An elderly gentleman expressed his concern that NFL players were disrespecting the military with their protest. O’Rourke disagreed with the man and explained why. He went on a passionate rant about the hardships of minorities through the history of the United States and the long-standing advantages of using nonviolent protest for social change.
The video has spread all over the Internet and has made Beto O’Rourke a promising new figure in the Democratic Party. And a recent poll shows that the congressman from El Paso is nipping at the heels of incumbent Ted Cruz. Nobody thought that the race could be won, but End Citizens United has thrown all of its weight behind O’Rourke because they believe in him.
The political action committee and O’Rourke are on the same page about Citizens United. The Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people back in 2010 as five conservative justices agreed that companies have First Amendment protections. The decision now allows large businesses to spend as much money as they’d like during election cycles through intermediary political action committees.
Beto O’Rourke and End Citizens United want to end Citizens United for good. And it’s highly likely that O’Rourke will keep his promise because he takes no monies from companies or corporations. He is solely funded by like-minded individuals making small donations. He is truly a champion of the people.
This is part of End Citizens United’s larger goal to wipe the decision off the face of the earth. They are backing candidates, policing Republican campaign finance around the country and working with local officials to change campaign finance laws. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase.