Campaign Finance Reforms Courtesy Of End Citizens United

End Citizens United (ECU) is an American Public Action Committee organization founded in 2015 with the sole aim of reforming politics. Tiffany Muller is the president of ECU whose headquarters are in the District of Columbia. Their primary focus is against corporate influence of Public Action Committees (PACs) and does not endorse candidates who accept such funding but those against it and with a commitment to campaign finance reform.

ECU is in the process of trying to counter the ruling made in 2010 by the US Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which relaxed the limits for self-determining expenditure for groups endorsing for or against given candidates. ECU has over 3 million members and is funded by small donors where members contribute an average of $14. In 2016, they helped in the election of 65 Congress members, 16 new US Representatives, and three new US Senators.

Currently, they are seeking to fund their $35 million 2018 election cycle budget having raised $7.5 in grassroots donations by 2017. Their notable proponents have been Jon Ossof, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren. They were instrumental in the election of senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Maggie Hassan where they spent over $4.4 million for both of them. Their bid is ending the effect of Big Money to fund politics, rigging, the election of campaign finance reformers, putting new mechanisms for passing state ballot measures, and airing the issue to the national level.

ECU has aired its support for Democrat Conor Lamb for the 18th Congressional District in Pennsylvania. He is the only contestant who has refused to accept PAC from corporate groups, a fact that lines well with ECU mission. He is seeking to unite both sides for the best interest of all people.

ECU has the Big Money 20 campaign that is aimed at removing incumbent politicians who are involved in unethical matters such special interests in big oil, drug companies, rigging the system or Wall Street. The 2018 campaign seeks to defeat senators Dean Heller of Nevada, Ted Cruz of Texas, speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01), as well as Representatives Mimi Walters (CA-45), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Daniel Issa (CA-49), Duncan Hunter (CA-50), Mike Coffman (C0-06), and Rod Blum (AI-01). Others include Representatives Peter Roskam (IL-06), Mike Bost (IL-12), Mike Bishop (IL-08), Erik Paulsen (MN-03), Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Ryan Costello (PA-06), and Ted Hurd (TX-23).

The effects of the Big Money 20 has hurt the constituents where they have pocketed $11.7 million between themselves mostly from special interest groups. This will likely raise taxes on the middle class even as 17 of the Big Money 20 voted to raise tax for those who earn less than $100,000 annually. They have received over $13.3 million from Wall Street and vote out regulations protecting customers from predatory practices.

Find more about End Citizens United: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/

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