In 2010, the Supreme Court made a decision in regards to political contributions that changed the course of how elections are run. The country’s highest court turned companies into people, allowing them to contribute unlimited amounts of money, thus eliminating any transparency and accountability that is needed for honest elections. Billionaires on both sides have been trying to tip the scales of political power in their favor and it continues to get worse.
On March 1st, 2015 End Citizens United was born and is a political action committee funded by small donations from grassroots donors. The pac was created to fight back against the billionaires who are trying to rig the system. The goal of End Citizens United is to end big money and fix the system and they do that by funding pro-reform candidates, promoting ballot measures that aim to pass pro-reform laws across the country.
End Citizens United continues to support Democrats in vital races who are working in favor of reforming the campaign finance system and are dedicated to overturning Citizens United. They are willing to support any pro-reform candidate even those who are Republican and Independents. However, they acknowledge that the Republican leadership in Congress are blocking any chance at overturning the Supreme Court ruling. End Citizens United has been featured in multiple articles in a variety of news sites including the Huffington Post, Tech News Spy, Chronicle Week and Gazette Day.
During the 2016 election cycle, End Citizens United spent $900,000 on advertising in support of Democratic candidates for congress. According to USA Today, End Citizens United raised almost $25 million during the recent election cycle from only 100,000 donors. According to End Citizens United, the average donation was only $12. In 2015, they supported two ballot measures that were aimed at reforming political contribution regulations. End Citizens United has contributed to dozens of political candidates including Charlie Crist, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senators Patrick Leahy, Patrick Murphy, Russ Feingold and Deborah Ross.
End Citizens United launched a petition to urge the Federal Election Committee to revise regulations when it comes to campaign financing, especially when it comes to advertising. End Citizens United is led by Tiffany Muller, who is the president of the PAC. Muller helping grow the organization into a national organization with more than 3 million members and raising more than $25 million. Tiffany Muller was previously Deputy Political Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where she was a player in several top-level Senate races and also previously served as chief of staff to two Congress members.
Matt Burgess is the Executive Vice President of End Citizens United. Prior to joining he was the political strategist for Planned Parenthood during the recent election cycle. He was also previously the National Political Director at Everytown for Gun Safety.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) November 16, 2017