End Citizens United has continuously made headlines, particularly due to its increased involvement in the nation’s politics and elections. In recent news, the PAC applauded the By the People reform package, which was presented by both Congressman John Sarbanes, the chairperson of the Democracy Reform Task Force and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The package is a set of proposals aimed at fixing the nation’s broken campaign finance system, empowering the American voter and reinforcing the ethics laws.
The reforms are expected to ensure government accountability, especially after reports of several ethical violations by the current Trump Administration. Also, they are anticipated to support the investigations into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and allegations of campaign finance infractions. According to Tiffany Muller, the political system is undoubtedly rigged. She emphasized her point by stating that politicians are owned by the special interests with the ability to splurge large sums of money in a bid to sway elections to their favor. As such, Tiffany acknowledged The House Democracy Reform Task Force for taking action in an attempt to give the American People a voice.
End Citizens Role in the Congressional Elections for 2018
In recent times, End Citizens United has become one of the popular political action committees in the United States. The PAC’s name is drawn from the 2010 Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court, which gave way to unions and corporations to donate unlimited amounts of money to their preferred candidates. A recent article by USA Today revealed the large sum of money that End Citizen has raked in from donations in preparation for the midterm congressional elections in 2018.
In the first quarter of 2017, End Citizens United collected an excess of $4 million. This amount is part of the $35 million it aims to raise. EUC’s target for the upcoming congressional elections is higher than the $25 million collected for the 2016 election. In this year’s first three months, nearly 100, 000 contributors participated whereby 40,000 of them donated for the first time.
Tiffany Muller, ECU’s executive director and president, said that the PAC’s objective for the 2018 elections is to elect reform champions for campaign-finance to Congress. Towards this effort, the PAC has assisted in urging its donors to contribute $500,000 to support Democrat Jon Ossoff’s congressional bid. Although End Citizens United stated that it is still evaluating the 2018 races, it expressed a high possibility for defending Democratic Senators like Jon Tester of Montana and Ohio’s Sherrod Brown.
Muller revealed that the average contribution for the first quarter hit $12. She also highlighted the frustrations of Democrats regarding Trump’s win and their determination to oppose both his nominees and agenda. In addition, Adam Bozi, EUC’s spokesperson, cited that the PAC had built increased connections orties to campaign-finance watchdogs.