The political action committee End Citizens United has been put into the unique position of being able to bring about fundamental change to Washington D.C. — so long as enough grassroot support can be found over the next year. End Citizens United is a PAC that was founded in order to fight the problem of dark money in the world of politics. Dark money, special interests, and corporate lobbyists have become a poison within the United States government and the problem can be linked directly back to the work of James Bopp and his conservative group, Citizens United. We’ll get into that later but let’s first look at the work that End Citizens United is doing in the age of President Trump.
End Citizens United refers to the Supreme Court case from 2010 which featured lawyer James Bopp and his conservative group, Citizens United. The case decision essentially opened the doors for corporations to co-opt the political world and do with it what they please. This court case links directly to the problem of ‘legal’ political bribery. End Citizens United is a PAC that represents the average and every day American voter who can’t spend millions of dollars to sway legislators. The common people need a PAC like End Citizens United in order to fight for their needs — and that is exactly what they’ve been doing for the past year.
End Citizens United gained serious momentum in the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the highest office in the world. Many formerly apathetic voting-aged American citizens suddenly realized just what was at stake every single election. Donald Trump’s ascension to becoming the face of America’s right wing was equal parts terrifying and enlightening. It proved once and for all that the will of the people were being surpassed by the will of the paycheck.
So, knowing that American voters are looking for a way to get back at President Trump’s disastrous and potentially dangerous regime, there was an opening to be seized by End Citizens United. The PAC is led by current PAC President Tiffany Muller. They immediately went to work fundraising in order to try and get enough support for the politicians that they endorsed. End Citizens United knows that in order to bring change to Washington D.C. they need to be active endorsing candidates who are willing to fight for campaign finance reform.
End Citizens United ended up bringing in nearly 100,000 donations through just the first quarter of 2017. With Trump in office moderates and liberals were banding together to try and make their voices heard. This led to nearly $4 million in donations in just the first three months of the year. End Citizens United is focused on earning at least $35 million in 2017.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpLmnN_7TxPdpGODs-JXxg