End Citizens United is Rallying Funds and Declaring Support for its Favorite Aspirants

A few days ago, End Citizens United released a list of the names that it recently endorsed for 2018 Congress mid-term elections. The list includes Bob Casey who was endorsed in Pennsylvania, Heidi Heitkamp, who was endorsed in North Dakota, and Sheldon Whitehouse, who was endorsed in Rhode Island. Citing the reasons for the endorsements, End Citizen United’s executive director, Tiffany Muller, noted that the endorsements were easy to make since the three are known to be excellent leaders. They have also been in the fight for election reforms, as they understand the adverse effects facing the middle class caused by special interests politics.

 

The benefits

 

The endorsements will come in handy in sourcing funds for their campaigns as End Citizen United will influence their large number of national donors to contribute to this course. End Citizens United has plans to start activities that will advocate for them as well as rally their more than 143000 members who reside in the three states towards supporting the said candidates. Going by past statistics, End Citizens United has a great impact when it comes to election funding. In last year’s election, End Citizens United rallied more that $15 million to push elections of 15 new members to the Congress, including Senators Catherine Cortez-Masto and Maggie Hassan. The organization has also raised $900,000 for Jon Ossoff election in the Georgia 6th district special election as well as run his digital ad.

 

Funds Raised

 

In the first quarter of this year, End Citizen United managed to raise $4 million out of $35 million that it’s planning to raise for the 2018 midterm elections. Out of about 100000 people who contributed, 40000 of them donated for the first time. The ultimate goal is to help elect Congress leaders who can fight for reforms. The organization is still looking at 2018 names to endorse, but it hinted that it would be helping some Democratic senators’ re-election, including Jon Tester of Montana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

 

The group was formed following a decision made by the Supreme Court in 2010, which allowed unlimited spending by Political Action Committees as well as unions and corporate donations. End Citizens United formed the biggest campaign financiers last year despite not taking more than $5000 from a single individual to the amazement of more prominent campaign finance groups. These groups have since supported End Citizens United and have worked together to make great political impacts.

 

About End Citizens United

 

End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee, which was formed in 2015. The organization dedicates its efforts to transforming the campaign finance system in the United States.

 

End Citizens United rallies donors from the grassroots across the United States who donates the funds they utilize in financing elections for their endorsements.

 

End Citizens United PAC Is Preparing To Overturn A Supreme Court Ruling

End Citizens United PAC, a political committee devoted to enhancing finance reform, is planning to funnel loads of money into the 2016 election. According to the organization on endcitizensunited.org, the money will be used to fund Democratic candidates running for House and Senate seats across the United States.

The organization was officially launched in August 2015. It managed to raise over $2 million dollars in its first month of operation. According to the PAC’s communication director, Richard Carbo, End Citizens United expects to raise between $25 million and $30 million dollars. So far, the money contributed to the organization is sourced from small donors.

Although the group aims to finance Democratic candidates, its main agenda is to push for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court ruling on Citizen United’s case. The decision has seen the creation of super PAC’s that have resulted in a wave of dark money being used to fund political courses on Facebook. The court made the ruling in 2010. According to the organization’s documents, more than 325,000 people have signed the End Citizen United petition. The petition is demanding the Congress to pass such a law. As the election nears, the number of individuals signing up to petition is expected to rise and surpass 4 million people. The group hopes to achieve this objective by partnering with ‘Ready for Hillary.’

End Citizens United has endorsed 11 Democratic candidates. The team made this announcement recently. The members include Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Sen. Russ Feingold. The group is expected to announce more endorsements as its fundraising campaigns start to pick up.

Although some people have criticized the group for financing candidates, the PAC maintains that people’s opinion on msnbc.com on the organization’s activities does not hold water. The group is funding the candidates that will support its agenda once they enter the House or Senate. Such candidates have previously echoed the organization’s course and are ready to stand up against Citizen United. The group is also funding candidates who are under attack from Koch brothers, the conservative billionaires on opensecrets.org.

The group is planning to undergo radical restructuring. This process will see the body create an independent expenditure arm that would be charged with the duty of handling candidate financing through direct mailers, polling, and television ads.

Besides passing a constitutional amendment, End Citizens United is planning to promote campaigns that will propagate for finance reforms both on local and state levels. This approach will ensure that in case the constitutional amendment fails, the group would have still achieved its aim through a different approach. It has been particularly pointed out that passing a constitutional amendment would be difficult, as it will need 2/3 of the Senate and House. Carbo is not being discouraged by the fact that the last constitutional amendment in the United States was over 24 years ago. He believes that if the group manages to raise between $25 million and $30 million, it would be able to launch a high-powered campaign that would have a positive impact in the House races.