End Citizens United is a United States political committee which was launched in the year 2015 and started working during the first election cycle in 2016. The founders were three fundraising specialists who are Greg Berlin, Japie Lipsett, and Charles Starnes and were members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. They are currently the managers of Mothership Strategies. The End United Committee was formed with the aim of reversing the decision that was made by the supreme court in 2010 in the Citizens United V Federal Electoral Commission. View the group’s profile on Politifact.com.
This decision favored some candidates in that it removed limits of spending for certain candidates. End Citizens United is fostered to a leader who will support leaders who will support campaign finance reforms by donating money to this candidates and controlling their independent disbursements. The committee is also focused on supporting Democrats in the United States. Some of the Democratic candidates that have been funded by End Citizens United include Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Zephyr Teachout, and Jon Osoff.
It has also gone further to support people like Maggie Hassan and Catherine Cortez who were running for the senator’s seat in the 2016 election cycle. It gave a sum of $4.4 million to the candidates to fund their campaigns. End citizens have been working to get more donations for the committee to be able to support more politicians in the coming election. It is targeting to get a sum of $35 million before the 2018 election cycle. Its main goal is to support democracy in the United States by supporting democrat leaders.
One of the strategies of the committee that has been used to raise money is by mobilizing the citizens of the United States to support democracy. In an email, End Citizen United wrote to address the citizens, it urged them to give a donation of at least $5 dollars to help the committee in raising funds. The citizens agreed to help the committee and it managed to raise a sum of $11 million whereby most of the money came from online donations. End Citizens United made it impossible to pass the Democratic Party Agenda hence PAC was created to elect Democrats who could change that.
The Citizens United Supreme Court decision sent shock waves through the political world. Before this verdict came down from the court, legislators had worked diligently to craft important campaign finance reform laws that were aimed at limiting the amount of big money that was poured into political races.
The Citizens United verdict declared that corporations had the same free speech rights as individuals. Corporations and political action committees were left unchecked in the amounts of money that they could donate to a candidate. Often, the donors of large contributions did not have to be disclosed. Learn more about the group on Crunchbase
One important group rose up in opposition to big money in politics. End Citizens United was founded in 2015. The purpose of this group is to combat dark money in political campaigns. End Citizens United works to support candidates who are willing to cease from taking corporate tax money. The group lends its support and endorsements to those candidates who are committed to seeing the Citizens United verdict overturned and new campaign finance reform laws passed.
End Citizens United is committed to bringing about change in the 2018 mid-term elections. They have targeted a number of representatives and senators who are among the worst offenders when it comes to trying to stop campaign finance legislation. End Citizens United is actively backing candidates who will attempt to unseat those in Congress who are standing in the way of campaign finance reform progress.
One of the main candidates that the group is supporting in this election cycle is Beto O’Rourke. He is currently serving in the United States House of Representatives representing a district in the El Paso, Texas area. Congressman O’Rourke is attempting to unseat Ted Cruz who is the current Senator from Texas. As far as End Citizens United is concerned, there number one goal is to unseat Senator Cruz.
The End Citizens group will continue to raise money and support candidates who are in agreement with their agenda. This year’s election cycle is just the beginning of the group’s long-term effort to bring about change.
Background of the organization
End citizens united (ECU) is a political action committee based in the United States. It was created by Americans with the main objective of doing away with big money in politics through electing campaign finance reform champions. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C at Capitol Hill.
The candidates who have recently been endorsed
Since ECU was formed in 2015, it has endorsed various politicians who are happened to be democrats. Some of them include; Hillary Clinton, Senator Maggie Hassan, Russ Feingold and Catherine Cortez Masto among others. Of late, the organization has endorsed senator Gillibrand and Cory Booker since both acted as honest and transparent politicians. The committee only finances these politicians in the strong belief that they would help them embezzle public funds.
The big money 20
According to ECU the Big Money 20 is a group of politicians who forgot about their duties and rather focused on rigging the system to fulfill the wishes of their donors. They are reported as the worst politicians in the American government. These candidates represent incumbent politicians whose main agenda is receiving lump sums of money in corporate contributions. Some of the members who appear on this list include; Representative Claudia Tenny who after being funded by ECU voted for the proposal that was aiming at giving freedom on the sale of data without the consent of the government. Representative Ryan Costello also funded by the organization, voted against the campaign reforms about finances. End citizens united, therefore , encourages more people to join them in changing the political system of the country.
End Citizens United is a political action committee that is funded by ordinary donors. The board is focused on sabotaging the dangerous impacts of Citizens United and changing the United States campaign finance system. Through the sabotage, the committee will display that the grassroots are rebelling against the growing brazenness of billionaires striving to purchase the elections. These fighting will be significant to make a broad coalition that will fight towards reforms in campaign reforms and compelling the lawyers to make the appropriate action.
The mission of the committee is to bring in an end the significant amount of money that gets used in politics and repair the United States political system by appointing the campaign finance reforms supporters, raising the matter in the national conversation and by measures of the state ballots. Through a partnership with these bodies, the committee will upend Citizen United and finish the undisclosed and unlimited money used in politics.
From the recently released information on action.dscc.org, it shows that it is effortless for foreign countries to influence the electoral laws. One of these influences is the alleged participation of Russia in the previous election that gave victory to Donald Trump although he had lost in popular votes by over three millions votes. From that information, End Citizens United perceive that there is a need to bring into an end such future actions. A recent ruling by the Supreme Court has allowed that the corporations have same and equivalent rights like the citizens. Due to this decision, big companies have utilized large amounts of funds to manipulate the American elections.
For example, a Russian Firm that’s associated with the Kremlin purchased political ads that assisted in influencing the presidential election in support of support of Donald Trump and made sure that Hillary Clinton loses. This is a demonstration though foreign interests are forbidden from utilizing money in U.S laws and elections, the enforcement and oversight efforts in governing foreign powers are ineffective.
A linked posted by the Melvin Redick of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania indicated how the Russians used a campaign on innuendo in critical electoral states. He later showed how they displayed concealed truth about George Soros and Hillary Clinton and other leaders in the United States. Through a proceeding investigations, it revealed that there were no records about Melvin Redick in Pennsylvania. The information indicated on the website got stolen from the Americans by Russian Hackers. The information displayed was detrimental to the Hillary Clinton’s Campaign. Those are some of the effects of Citizen United.