There is a hidden war going on in the field of American politics and it is one that has been quietly waged for at least the past seven years. The United States government, perhaps now more than ever, has become beholden to special interests, dark money, and lobbyists. When a company can give a million dollars to a senator they can effectively purchase his vote. This is a problem. It is a problem that the team at End Citizens United is focused on remedying. End Citizens United is a political action committee that is focused on campaign finance reform at every level of the United States government: local, state and federal.
In 2010 there was a case that went before the Supreme Court. It was argued by a conservative group that laughably called themselves Citizens United. Their goal, under the guise of freedom of spending, was to loosen campaign donation restrictions in order to allow bigger spenders into the political machine. For all of the world of ridiculousness, Citizens United ended up winning in their argument. Since then politics has not been the same and millions upon millions of dollars are getting thrown around as a result. Fortunately for us, the group at End Citizens United is focused on putting an end to it — even if they can only do it one step at a time.
There have been plenty of political action groups that have gotten together in order to oppose the Citizens United decision but few of them have had the success that End Citizens United and President Tiffany Muller has had. The reason being is that Tiffany Muller and End Citizens United are benefiting from the anger and outrage that the election of Donald Trump has caused. People are angry, they are afraid, and they know that their voice is no longer getting heard. With Donald Trump filling up the White House with special interests, millionaires and billionaires the people seem to know that now is the time to start fighting back.
After just a few months in the 2017 fiscal year the team at End Citizens United has raised an impressive $4 million. The $4 million is outpacing their work in 2016 and it looks to be an omen of better things to come. The goal for 2017 is to have End Citizens United raise nearly $35 million to prepare for the 2018 Congressional Election. In 2018 a ton of Congressional seats are up for grabs and the team at End Citizens United know that this will be their chance to make a real difference at the Federal level. With $35 million raised, if they get there, this could be the best shot that End Citizens United has of making their name a reality.