End Citizens United refers to a political action committee that is fully focused on ridding off big money from the U.S. politics. It also set out to raised a huge amount of money in order to finance its noble efforts. The exercise bore fruit as it had managed to raise around $4 million during the first quarter of 2017. The PAC is also targeting to raise an additional $35 million before the Congress midterm elections slated for 2018. This amount is expected to be higher than the one the PAC used in 2016 during the election, which was $25 million. Of the 100,000 people who contributed the funds, 40,000 of them were donating for the first time ever. This was revealed by Tiffany Muller, the president and executive director at the PAC. The leaders at the group held that the PAC aimed at electing congress leaders who were reform champions in the area of campaign-finance.
Tiffany Muller, added that the average contribution that the PAC got this year was $12. Ms. Muller revealed that a majority of the donors were those who felt that the system was rigged against them and only the persons with the fattest checks got their say. Tiffany added that these people fought back against the system via making the contributions. In addition, the win by President Trump against Hillary Clinton late last year made the Democrats furious and ready to fight back through such initiatives.
Congressional Campaign Donations
End Citizens United had earlier on encouraged its members and friends to contribute $500,000, which was to be used in the campaigns of Democrat Jon Ossoff. The Democrat was a first time candidate running for a political office and despite his young age of 30, he managed to pool $4 million to use in his campaigns for the special election that took place on April 18. The special election was necessitated by the seat falling vacant due to the exit of Tom Price, the Health and Human Services secretary. Muller stated that the PAC was still reviewing the candidates it would back in 2018. However, it confirmed that it would assist Senators John Tester (Montana) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) in defending their seats come 2018.
About End Citizens United
In 2010, a game-changing ruling in the world of politics was delivered by The Supreme Court. The case was premised on the idea that corporations were just like people as well as the spending of huge money by wealthy people and special interest groups during the U.S. elections. In a nutshell, the group is opposed to the presence of big money spending in the U.S. elections as this allows elections to be bought. The group is wholly focused on stopping this ideal by sponsoring pro-reform candidates in their campaigns in order to ensure they are elected.