End Citizens United was formed on March 1st, 2015. It is a political action committee dedicated to dealing with the destructive effects of Citizens United. End Citizens United gets its funds from grassroots donors. End Citizens United also aims at reforming its campaign finance system. It aims at showing elected officials, voters, the press, and candidates that the grassroots are giving their best to fight against the increasing boldness of billionaires targeting to buy their elections. End Citizens United believes that by doing that they will be in a position to build a broad coalition that will work towards reforming their campaign finance. It will also pressure lawmakers to take necessary action.
End Citizens United has put together a group of veteran Democratic operatives to assist in passing the message concerning the influence of money in the political world. The team will also help in putting an end to this issue. They have a board comprised of committed top leaders. End Citizens United has a mission geared towards combating big money in the political world and dismantling the rigged political system through electing campaign finance reforms. The champions aim at putting to an end to unlimited money in politics as well as to dark money. End Citizens United plans on achieving its mission through:
- Using grassroots membership to showcase political power on issues concerning money in politics
- Electing pro-reform candidates
- Raising the matter concerning money in politics as a national priority
End Citizens United collects over $4 million
End Citizens United managed to collect over $4 million within the first three months of the year. They have an objective of ensuring that the project raises $35 million in the preparation of the 2018 midterm elections for Congress. The fundraising details were provided to USA TODAY. It would be a great flow from the $25 million that PAC took in during the 2016 election, which was their first election cycle in operation.
Tiffany Muller is PAC’s president and executive director. Muller said that about 100,000 individuals contributed to the PAC for the first quarter of 2017. 40,000 of the contributors were first time givers. Leaders of this group say that their objective is to elect campaign-finance transformations champions to Congress. Tiffany noted that on average the PAC received $12. According to Tiffany, the group’s donors feel like they are being rigged against by the system. They feel that people who can write the biggest checks get the biggest say. Tiffany says that this is their way of fighting back. Tiffany added that Democrats are not happy about President Trump’s win. As a result of that, they are willing and ready to fight back against his agenda and his nominees. Muller said that they would fight back candidates such as his selection of the Supreme Court, Judge Neli Gorsuch.