You have to ask yourself one simple question about our political system today. Do you want money corrupting our politicians or not? If you think the corrupting influence of money needs to be ripped out of our political system by the root, then you should start following and supporting a group called End Citizens United.
This group of dedicated workers is taking aim at Citizens United. Five conservative Supreme Court justices simply decided that corporations are people with First Amendment rights. One of the Democratic justices wrote in his dissent that the decision has the ability to destroy democracy as we know it.
End Citizens United wants to dismantle the decision which allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts of dark money to influence elections across the country. There’s absolutely no way that the interests of large corporations align with the interests of the people in any corner of America. Corporations can’t get sick, bleed or die, so they shouldn’t be able to influence our democracy.
That’s why it’s more important than ever to support Beto O’Rourke in his fight against Ted Cruz for Senate in Texas. End Citizens United is there on the ground to help the Democratic congressman from El Paso defeat the longtime incumbent blobfish. The differences between the two men couldn’t be more striking. For more information connect with End Citizens United on Twitter.
First of all, Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Secondly, the Republican senator takes incredible amounts of money from large corporations. O’Rourke, on the other hand, takes absolutely zero donations from corporations and only solicits money from individual donors. Who do you think these two men will fight for in Washington?
This election in Texas is a bellwether for money in politics. End Citizens United is helping O’Rourke with his financial operations by tapping into grassroots fundraising. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, is taking massive handouts from corporations while President Donald Trump, a man who once called Ted Cruz feckless, is planned to hold a rally in Texas for the incumbent. It seems that the establishment right-wingers are afraid of Beto O’Rourke, End Citizens United and common sense prevailing in the Lone Star State.
In the digital age that we live in today, it is important to take advantage of all the resources available to us. For politicians who are trying to connect with their constituents, having platforms available to better connect people to their ideas and campaigns is the future. In comes software provider NGP Van, a company that has provided software for very famous progressive and liberal campaigns such as for the Hillary Clinton campaign and the campaign for Bernie Sanders. This software sounds exciting, but what exactly does the software do? It basically helps you simplify connecting with your audience and running your campaign. Which is why it has become so popular with democratic nominees.
NGP Van has a software program that keeps track of so many things. When they say that you can literally run an entire campaign off of the software program, they are not exaggerating in the least. NGP Van lets you do everything from giving your constituents the option of donating to your campaign on your website, to being able to specialize in a certain constituents interests using the app. Once you donate to your candidate of choice, they will have the option to send a personalized email, phone call, or text message to you about something that interests you personally. You can essentially choose to be notified anytime a campaign that you support is having a rally or a meeting to be notified of the time, place, and date that it’s happening. Campaigns being able to communicate through this app really simplifies staying in touch with their constituents.
The biggest breakthrough that comes with NGP Van is the simplification of the informing and donation process of different campaigns. It is a proven fact that if you make things simpler and more user-friendly, then more people will be more likely to participate. It is just human nature in conjunction with the busy schedules that we all have. NGP Van is a game changer that other campaign should take notice of if they want the same level of success.