End Citizens United is a political action group that is devoted to ensuring that big money does not influence politics. End Citizens United raised $4 million during the first three months of this year. The group aims to raise more than $30 million before the midterm elections in 2018. The group knows that it needs to raise a lot of money for it to compete against rich donors. They will have surpassed the money that they raised during the last election cycle by $10 million if they manage to reach their target of thirty-five million dollars. The 2016 election was the first election cycle that the group had taken part.
Tiffany Muller is the president and the executive director of the PAC. He said that a hundred thousand people contributed to the PAC in the first quarter of the year. Close to a half gave to the group for the very first time. The leaders of End Citizens United have said that its goal is to elect leaders who are focused on reforms to the Congress. The average contribution that the group has received in 2017 is $12. Muller said that many of the donors were people who felt that the system was rigged since those who gave the most had the biggest say.
Tiffany said the donors felt that the PAC offered a way for them to fight back collectively against the mega-donors. They recently urged its donors to support Democrat Jon Ossof. Ossof is a first-time political candidate. He is vying to fill the Republican House seat left vacant by Tom Price. The political committee has asked its contributors to give half a million dollars to the young candidate who is only thirty years old. Muller said that the PAC is still considering the races that it will participate in next year. They have shown a keen interest in Jon Tester of Montana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio.
End Citizens United got its name from a Supreme Court decision in 2010. It allows corporate donations to be made to political campaigns. It does not accept donations that exceed five thousand dollars from any individual. It operates as a traditional PAC. It is one of the top groups that is aligned with the Democratic Party. The PAC has also worked together with other groups to achieve its goals and to promote the party. They recently partnered with several groups to convince Republican senators who had received donations from Betsy DeVos to excuse themselves from voting for her to become the Education Secretary. End Citizens United is supported by people who were not pleased with President Trump’s victory and the people that he had chosen for office.