End Citizens United has raised $4 million for its renewed campaign to have more Democrats elected to the Congress. The money was raised within the first three months of this year.
The group is confident that it will raise more than $35 million before the 2018 midterm elections for the Congress.
According to information published by the USA TODAY, the $35 million will be an increase from the agency’s previous fund of $25 million. The organization believes that with more funds, it can support many democratic candidates and provide them with adequate resources to be elected into the Congress. The group is funding politicians into the Congress with the hope of creating an environment that will make it easy for a constitutional amendment that will seek to reverse the decision made by the Supreme Court on the sources of campaign funds. The group believes that the ruling, which was in favor of an agency known as Citizens United, will lead to the entry of dirty money into politics through super Political Action Committees (PACs). This information was originally reported on USA Today.
The PAC’s president, Tiffany Muller, said that over 100,000 people have contributed to the group in the first quarter of 2017. Out of these, over 40,000 donors donated to the PAC for the first time. Tiffany, who is also the group’s executive director, posited that the influx of new donors is an indication of Americans taking action against the Supreme Court’s ruling. She added that all the collected funds will be channeled towards ‘campaign-finance reform.’ According to End Citizens United’s official documents, the average contribution to the organization in this year’s campaign has hit $12 million. This amount is significantly higher than the average contribution made to the organization in the run-up to last year’s election. For Muller, it is a sign of the public trying to fight back against Trump’s win and his controversial appointments. One of his most criticized appointments is that of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
One of the first campaigns that will be financed by the political action committee is Georgia’s congressional campaign. The group has encouraged its supporters to contribute $500,000 to Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff. He is new to politics. Jon is campaigning to fill the seat left vacant after Tom Price was nominated to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. With the passage of time, the group will continue to support the election of different Democrats. Before supporting a candidate, the group will make sure that he or she is ready to fight for End Citizens United’s course.
End Citizens United
End Citizen United is a political action committee formed to spearhead a constitutional amendment that would reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling of 2011 on election-campaign funding. The group raises money from small donors and uses the money to finance congressional candidates who are supporting its goal. The agency was established in 2015. The PAC is seeking to fight back against a ruling made by the Supreme Court in 2010. The decision allowed special interest groups and billionaires to expend untraceable and unlimited money in America’s elections. The objective of the agency is to reform the campaign finance system. This information was originally mentioned on End Citizens United’s website.