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.