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 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.
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.