End Citizens United is a political action committee (PAC) that is raising big money even though their focus is to eradicate big money in politics. According to USA TODAY, the group has managed to collect over $4 million in just three months this year. They also plan to collect $35 million for the 2018 mid-term elections for Congress. This contribution would be fundamental for the group. This is because the group would increase by $10 million from the $25 million of the 2016 election.
Tiffany Muller, the group’s president, and executive director cited that around 100,000 people had contributed money to the group. Moreover, 40,000 of them were contributing for the first time. Muller mentioned that the group’s goal encompasses electing champions of campaign-finance reform to Congress. She also said that they had received an average contribution of $12 this year. Further, the PAC’s donors felt deceived because the highest contributors had the biggest say. Muller added that Democrats were not pleased with the victory of Donald Trump and claimed to fight back against Trump’s agendas as well as his nominees such as Judge Neil Gorsuch.
End Citizens United has urged donors to contribute $500,000 to the congressional campaign of Jon Ossof who is a Democrat and Georgia’s first-time political candidate. Jon took everyone by surprise when he collected over $4 million for the April 18 election, which aims to fill a vacant Republican House Seat in Atlanta. Furthermore, he plans to replace Tom Price, the former Secretary of Health and Human Service. Muller mentioned that the PAC is still examining the race that will be active next year. She added that the group would support Jon Tester of Montana and Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown who comes from Ohio.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United in 2010 assisted the group to acquire corporate donors in candidate election as well as launching super PACs. The group is a conservative political action committee that does not accept donations that exceed $5,000 for an individual donor. Regardless of the donation limit, 2016’s fundraising assisted the election expenditure for the Democratic groups. Last year’s fundraising has facilitated concern among campaign-finance regulators. These individuals prioritize grassroots activism over assembling political money.
Other involvements of End Citizens United
Adam Bozzi, the spokesperson of End Citizens United, cited that the group had close ties with campaign-finance groups. For example, the group had collaborated with over 24 groups to urge Republican senators who benefited from the contribution of Betsy DeVos, alongside her wealthy family, to disqualify themselves from voting on her nomination as the Education Secretary of Donald Trump. The Senate carried out an election, which favored DeVos. The VP Pence also voted in her favor when they got a tie of 50-50.