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.