A grassroots’ Political Action Committee, End Citizen United is committed to bringing reforms in the campaign finance system in the United States, and also stand against Citizen United. The name of the group arose from the Citizen United’s decision made by the Supreme Court in 2010 allowing donations from unions and corporate to fund candidate elections, besides opening doors to the formation of super PACs with the permission to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money. End Citizens United functions as a traditional Political Action Committee, and it does not usually accept donations more than $5000 from one donor. PAC supports the Democrats who are in support of meaningful reforms to the campaign finance system – in key races.
According to USA Today, End Citizen United collected over $4 million during the first quarter of the year and forecasted a total collection of $35 million ahead of the 2018’s Midterm elections for the Congress. The projected amount will be a significant improvement from the $25 million raised by the Political Action Committee during the 2016 elections in its very first cycle operation in an election. Close to 100,000 people contributed during the first three months of 2017 with 40 % of them giving for the first time, as explained by the president and executive director of the PAC, Tiffany Muller. Tiffany says that their goal is to elect champions of campaign finance reform to Congress.
According to Tiffany, the average contributions made to the Political Action Committee hit $12 this year. The donors of the group are struggling with the feeling that the system is rigged against them where individuals and corporations that can write the fattest checks have the biggest say. As such, their contribution to the PAC is just a way of fighting back. Add this to the fact that the Democrats are shattered following Donald Trump rise to the presidency. It, henceforth procedes continuously without them willing to declare they want to fight back against both his nominees and agenda including his pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch – explained Tiffany Muller.
Recent weeks have seen the PAC urge their donors to give $500,000 to a first-time political George’s Candidate, to help fund his congressional campaign through the Democratic Party. The 30-year-old Ossoff has surprised the political class by managing to raise over $4 million for the special election destined to take place on April 18. John Ossoff intends to fill a Republican House seat in Suburban Atlanta that fell vacant when Tom Price took up the position of the Health and Human Services Secretary. Tiffany explained that PAC is still in the process of determining the races it will participate in, come 2018, but suggested that the group may play the role of defending Democratic Senators Jon Tester, Montana, and Sherrod Brown, Ohio.