The U.S. political landscape has been a difficult environment for many in recent years as the majority of individual voters have seen their trust in elected officials eroded by many decisions designed to aid billionaire donors and corporate PACs. End Citizens United is a traditional PAC hoping to return the trust and confidence of the American people to the political landscape by removing so-called “big money” from U.S. politics; formed in 2015 to fight to reverse the divisive Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court in 2010 which allowed unlimited funding of election campaigns by major donors, End Citizens United is fighting to protect the rights of the U.S. public to fair and independent representation.
End Citizens United has already shown the power of grassroots campaigning for Democrats across the U.S. as the PAC believes the party is more open to enacting change when it comes to reversing the Citizens United decision. One of the major aspects of the campaigning season for 2018 has been the growing profile of End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller who has been identifying and publicizing members of Congress known for accepting funding from major donors and releasing their names as part of the “Big Money 20” campaign. The “Big Money 20” is a group of Republican politicians who have all accepted major funding from corporate PACs and billionaire donors in return for voting in favor of tax breaks and other developments in their own area of political concern.
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The changing face of U.S. politics has seen the latest generation of voters become disenfranchised from the major donors and politicians who are working with their benefactors. End Citizens United is now working with politicians to remove big money from U.S. politics by creating a pledge which was signed by only three Democrats prior to the 2016 election season but has already been signed by 70 Democrats seeking election during the 2018 Midterms stating they are refusing all finds from corporate PACs and special interest groups.
Transparent election finances are the aim of End Citizens United as the group believes the time has come for the needs and rights of the American people to be placed above the billionaires who have hijacked the election system since 2010. Although donations are capped at $5,000 per member per election cycle, the Political Action Committee has set itself a goal of raising $35 million by the 2018 Midterms which will be used to raise awareness of the political platforms of each candidate endorsed by the group.