End Citizens United Becoming A Key Player In Today’s Politics
The Citizens United decision is a Supreme Court decision that has impacted this country in a way that remains to be determined as either bad or good. There are those who consider it bad. Those who are against it are fighting to end it and have launched a political action committee called End Citizens United. The decision by the highest court in the nation changed politics. The decision allows interest groups such as the NRA and wealth individuals to spend as much as they want on the election. There is no limit on the funds and they cannot be traced, leaving many in panic.
The PAC was created on March 1, 2015 to fight back against the large amounts of money flowing into our democratic elections by people who may have an ulterior motive not seen by people. They have been working on getting pro-reform candidates election during each election and keep fighting to end Citizens United. Since the beginning of their establishment, they have raised $2 million from individual donors. The PAC is known for backing strictly Democrats and they have responded by pointing out that Republicans in Congress are in the way of change. However, they are willing to support any Republican or Independent candidate who is pro-reform. They recently endorsed Randy Bryce for Congress and Paul Davis for Congress. Just this month they announced multiple endorsements including State Senator Daylin Leach of Pennsylvania and Christina Hartman, also from Pennsylvania. During the 2016 election, End Citizens United endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. They have also funded multiple ballot measures aimed at transparency when it came to political contributions.
The work of End Citizens United has been featured in many news websites including chronicle week, Huffington Post, the Alabama Political Reporter and Gazette Day. End Citizens United has a strong social media presence including on Twitter where they have been calling for the GOP to maintain order in Congress as President Trump tries to act in different questionable ways. The End Citizens United group has also launched a petition calling for the FEC to change regulations including rules on internet communications. USA Today reported that the PAC raised nearly $25 million during the recent election cycle. End Citizens United received an average contribution of $12.
The president of End Citizens United is Tiffany Muller, who has grown the PAC into a nationwide organization reaching more than 3 million members. Prior to joining End Citizens United Tiffany was Deputy Political Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to the PAC’s website. Matt Burgess serves as executive vice president and previously served as manager of Senator Al Franken’s reelection in Minnesota in 2014. He has also served in key roles on Senate, House and governor races throughout the country.