End Citizens United is a political action committee that was started in 2015. The group is funded by grass root donors. Its mission is to fight back against mega-donors who influence the election. The group is fighting the wealthy donors who can buy elections because of the vast resources that they have. End Citizens United wants to elect reform champions to government who will not be swayed by big money politics. Their goal is that those who they elect will eradicate the influence of unlimited political funding and make the election process a fair one.
The group is made up of Democrat officials who have been in the political circle for many years. End Citizens United files its reports with the Federal Elections Commission and makes the reports public for all to see to encourage transparency. The committee got its name from the Supreme Court decision in 2010 that opened the door for the wealthy to spend unlimited funds on American elections. They are committed to countering Citizens United and ensuring that people at the grass root level get to have a say in the outcome of the elections.
Donors of End Citizens United contributed more than four million dollars over the first three months of this year. The group has set a target of $35 million by the time the midterm elections for Congress takes place. The target is higher than the twenty-five million dollars that they raised during the last elections cycle. The funds that were raised over the first quarter were from a hundred thousand people. Nearly half of them were contributing to the group for the first time.
Tiffany Muller is the executive director and president of End Citizens United. She said that the average donation for the year was $12. Tiffany said that many Democrats were displeased with Trump’s win and this was one of the avenues that they were using to fight back against his agendas. She added that the donors were people who felt that the political system was rigged and that their views were not being taken into account.
End Citizens United has been mobilizing its donors to help it raise half a million dollars to support the campaign of John Ossof in recent past. Ossof is a congressional political candidate in Georgia. He has raised more than $4 million dollars already. He is set to compete in a special election to determine who will fill the seat left vacant by Tom Price who was appointed the Health and Human Services Secretary. Muller stated that the committee is in the process of determining the races that it will participate in next year. End Citizens United has collaborated with other campaign finance groups to support common causes.