End Citizens United Sets Sights On Campaign Finance Reform

End Citizens United is a political action committee that is currently being run by President Tiffany Muller. Muller has the unenviable task of charging the behemoth that is dark money in Washington D.C. Muller can see as clear as day the way that dark money has been perverting the American government and she can also see that it dates back to a specific moment in time, the 2010 Supreme Court case regarding a lawyer named James Bopp and his conservative group named Citizens United.

While nobody ever cheers to hear about regulations and rules we have to come to the understanding that they are there for a reason — especially at the highest levels of our American government. Campaign finance regulations have always been important because they separate the billionaires from the political machine, keeping politicians separate and allowing them to work for the people rather than the next paycheck. Under the auspices of ‘freedom’ James Bopp and Citizens United attacked these regulations with alacrity, thus opening the doors for more millionaires and billionaires to come flooding into United States politics. The results were predictably awful: Washington D.C. is completely beholden to dark money.

Since the 2010 Supreme Court decision we have seen a decline in political discourse at the highest levels of our government. We’ve seen Washington become more partisan than ever and now people aren’t even remotely interested in working across the aisle. The reason is pretty simple: dark money has corrupted the very work going on in our nation’s capital and it is an important problem to notice and rectify. This is where End Citizens United is coming to make a big difference.

End Citizens United was established with the firm and justified goal of repealing the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. The team at End Citizens United knows that this is a longshot battle and that they have to move financial mountains in order to make it happen. For this reason primarily we have seen Muller and her team go to the American people in order to raise funds to attack the goal.

The election of Donald Trump served as a waking up moment for many Americans who had previously been apathetic. His rise to the top office in the entire world was enough to rattle people into justified anger and this turned eventually into action. End Citizens United is aiming to earn $35 million in order to support politicians who are in favor of campaign finance reform. The 2018 congressional races are rapidly coming and with them the time for change. End Citizens United has already raised $4 million of their goal and with continued enthusiasm and support from the American people they should make their goal.

End Citizens United Lays Its Plan For Fhe 2018 Midterm Congressional Election

James Bopp, a renowned lawyer from Indiana, can arguably be called the father of Citizens United. In 2008, the shrewd lawyer was laughed at by US District Court Judge Royce Lamberth while trying to defend his client, Citizens United, a small Republican nonprofit organization. In the case, Citizens United wanted to air a movie titled Hillary during the Democratic Party presidential primaries. The film depicted Hillary Clinton as a European socialist and a cruel political schemer. In the film, Bill Clinton is accused of kissing Kathleen Willey in the White House as well as condemning Clinton for plotting to kill her cat.

The airing of the movie was prohibited by Federal Elections Commissions (FEC) because it was a 90-minute movie that didn’t identify who had paid for it. Although Bopp was argued that the movie wasn’t different from other 60 minutes ads, his comments were not enough to convince the three judge bench.

Two years later, the Supreme Court adopted most of Bopp’s arguments ending over 100 year’s controversial campaign financing laws. The Supreme Court ruled out that organizations have the First Amendment rights just like average voters. Citizens United was born as a result of Bopp’s efforts in reforming the campaign finance rules. Today, James Bopp is seen as an opportunist who uses small organizations to broaden loopholes in the law with the aim of benefiting wealth agencies and politicians.

End Citizens United To Raise $35 Million before the 2018 Congressional Elections

End Citizens United, a super political action committee focused on ending big money in the United States’s campaigns plans to raise a huge chunk of money. The PAC is committed to reverse the2010 Supreme Court ruling, which allowed dirty money into the American campaigns. Within the first quarter of this year, the organization contributed $4 million and is expected to collect over $35 million before the 2018 Congressional elections. This amount will be significantly higher as the PAC had raised $25 million during the 2016 presidential elections.

By the end of March 2017, a total of 100,000 people contributed towards the PAC. Among these contributors, 40,000 of them were new contributors. According to End Citizens United president and executive director, Tiffany Muller, the PAC received $12 per head. Muller further argues that the Democrats were angered by Trump’s win and are ready to fighter back by giving more towards the 2018 midterm elections. As a proof of their commitment to fighting back, the super PAC raised over $4 million for April special elections that saw Democrat Jon Ossoff win the congressional seat in Georgia.

End Citizens United is keenly looking into some of the 2018 races, which it will be actively involved. Two senators Sherrod Brown and Jon Tester of Ohio and Montana respectively could be among the people who will be endorsed by the PAC.