End Citizens United is a political association founded in 2015 with financing from grassroots givers. Their essential objective is to counter the impacts of Citizens United and help change the campaign finance framework in the nation. To show hopefuls, elected officials, the press, and voters how grassroots are battling the expanding trend of wealthy individuals purchasing their way to power in elections. Their endeavors are fundamental to setting up a wide coalition in making campaign changes and guaranteeing the legislators to take action.
End Citizens United Mission
As said before, their principal objective is to counter enormous cash in politics and end the fixed system by choosing finance reform activists and establishing with state ballot laws. The picked people will try changing Citizens United by putting an end to the incredibly rich people who purchase their way to dark money and power.
According to reports by USA TODAY, End Citizens United raised more than $4M during the first three months of 2017, and it hopes to raise around $35M before the midterm elections for Congress elections in mid-2018. If they manage to do that, it will be a significant increase from the $25M that PAC took a year ago, the first election cycle in operation.
According to Tiffany Muller, the PACs executive director, more than 100000 people contributed in the first quarter in 2017. Forty thousand of these people were participating for the first time. According to End Citizen United leaders, the aim is to elect a champion for campaign finance reforms to Congress. The average contributions that PAC has received are twelve dollars. According to Muller, they feel that the system is rigged against the less fortunate. Those who are rich and can write a big check have the upper hand.
Recently, PAC mobilized individuals to donate half a million dollars to the campaign of Jon Ossoff a Democrat vying for Congress. It surprised the political scene by raising more than four million dollars for the 18 April elections to fill in a Republican house seat in Atlanta left vacant by Tom Price the Health and Human Services Secretary.
According to Muller, the group is still examining the seats that it will support in 2018. However, it indicated that it might support Sherrod Brown a Democratic senator of Ohio and Jon Tester of Montana in 2018.
The leaders of End Citizens United run it like a traditional PAC and cannot accept donations more than $5000 from one person. However, despite this cap, money raised in 2016 helped raise it to the top positions of Democratic-aligned groups’ expenditure in elections in 2016.