End Citizens United (ECU), a Political Action Committee (PAC) advocating for constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United, is prepared for the 2018 midterm elections. The committee has announced the endorsement of Senator Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate. Tiffany Muller, the president and executive director of ECU, said that Warren’s profile is a perfect match for ECU’s mission of ending unlimited spending in American politics. The Supreme Court’s decision in favor of Citizens United has made a negative dent in the American landscape. The wealthy have been injecting dark money into elections for purposes of shifting power to their advantage. Tiffany said that Warren has demonstrated an undying will to end the disastrous influence of money in politics. Her career reflects her active representation of the citizens in democracy. Inclusion of name to the ECU’s team will facilitate the fixation of the rigged system in Washington.
Senator Warren said that the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United sabotages democracy. She emphasized the need to end the corrupt and the rigged political system for purposes of giving every American citizen an equal say in democracy. In the senate, Elizabeth Warren has been on the frontline of fighting for disclosure in political spending. Her efforts towards campaign finance reform have also seen her participate in creating rules that seeks to enhance transparency in political spending from government contractors and public corporations. The senator has also fiercely advocated for consumer protection against manipulation by big banks and frauds. This way, she has received constant criticism from the Wall Street. ECU will activate its 360,000 grassroots, small-dollar donors nationwide and connect her campaign with its 100,000 members in Massachusetts to ensure that she wins. In its bid to fight the corrupt system, ECU aided the election of finance reformers, Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto (NV) and Sen. Maggie Hassan, in 2016, by exposing their opponents’ special interests. This information was originally reported on End Citizens United website.
End Citizens United plans to raise $35 million for the 2018 cycle. This amount will be a significant surge from the $25 million that the group raised in 2016. In the first quarter of 2017, the group managed to collect $4 million, which Muller said was sourced from 100,000 members. Out of these members, 40,000 were first-time donors. This amount includes $500,000, which was donated for Democrat Jon Ossoff’s congressional campaign. Muller said that the members’ overwhelming donations reflect their willingness to fight back to eliminate the rigged system. They aim to achieve this mission by electing more campaign-finance reform champions to the Congress. In addition, Muller indicated that they were endorsing Democrats Sens. Jon Tester of Montana and Ohio’s Sherrod Brown. The group accepts a maximum of $5,000 from each donor. Despite the donation cap, ECU ranked among the top spenders in the 2016 elections. This information was originally published on USA Today.