End Citizens United was formed on March 1st,2015 as a Political Action Committee. Dedicated to preventing any disastrous effects of Citizens United, the organization is also a key player in transforming the campaign finance system. For example, there is a move to show elected government officials, voters, press and the candidates that the grassroots are repelling with an immense force against the rising cases of the rich trying to compromise the election results in their favor.
With a mission to fight against Big Money working in politics, End Citizens aim at dismantling rigged political systems. Campaign finance reform champions elected as well as passing strict measures on the state ballot. The Champions’ basic role is to bring to an end the unrestricted money menace in politics and stopping the dark money.
The principal source of funds comes from donors in the grassroots whose support has always been consistent and reliable. The group collected an amount totaling to more than $4 million during the first three months of 2017. A projected estimate of more than $35 million would have been raised by 2018 during the midterm elections for Congress. That could be a major increase from $25 million during the PAC’s first election cycle operation in 2016 election.
Close to 100,000 individuals made their contributions to PAC at the first three months of 2017. The president and executive director of PAC, Tiffany Muller, noted that among those who contributed, 40,000 were making contributions for the first time. The donors felt as if the system in favor of a candidate that is not their choice, where those who can raise an enormous amount of money takes the day.
The fight seems not to end soon as momentum keeps increasing. Democrats were not satisfied with President Trump’s win and were prepared to oppose his moves. For instance, they have been against Trump’s agendas and his nominees in government such as his pick for Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Lately, political action committee played a significant role in urging donors to contribute $500,000 to the campaign of Democrat Jon Ostroff who was a political candidate in Georgia for his first time. In his 30s, Ossoff made a surprise move in the political arena by raising more than $4million. It was during a special election to fill up a Republican House seat in suburban Atlanta that had been left by Tom Price, Health and Human Services Secretary.
End Citizens United functions as a conventional PAC. In spite of the fact that they do not accept donations more than $5,000 from individual persons, in 2016, its fundraising raised the group to the top ranks of Democratic-affiliate factions of elections spending than in the previous year.