The team at End Citizens United have one heck of a challenge ahead of them now that Donald Trump is residing in the Oval Office, pushing his destructive agenda on the people of the United States. For the better part of the past decade the United States government has been under siege by special interests, corporate lobbyists, and dark money. The fundamental problem here is that right wing politicians have been perverting the concept of free speech and replacing it with the concept of cash ruling everything. We are living in a time where grassroot foundations can make a big difference and thankfully that is what is happening now to address these concerns.
End Citizens United has put themselves on the front line in the quest to undo the damage done by Citizens United, a right wing group that started this degradation and decline toward dark money in politics. End Citizens United is a political action committee that has been serving the American people faithfully for the past year or so. Their goal is to raise money in order to support legislators who are ready and willing to fight for campaign finance reform. Campaign finance reform is a common phrase thrown around in political theater but it isn’t one that is fundamentally understood by the American people. Campaign finance reform is just a shorthand way of saying that politicians are looking to repeal the Citizens United decision that went before the Supreme Court in 2010. Read more on fec.gov
Leading the political action committee that is End Citizens United is Tiffany Muller. Muller knows how difficult the work is that the team has ahead of them but they know that they can’t give up. Muller was proud to announce that nearly 100,000 people donated to to the fund through the first quarter of the 2017 fiscal year. Of those 100,000 donations nearly half of them were giving to the PAC for the first time ever. They managed to raise nearly $4 million through these donations at End Citizens United and that set them up perfectly for their goal of earning $35 million throughout 2017.
Muller, formerly a political director for Senate Democrats, knows that the fight is long and lasting but they are tapping into a very important emotion that is running through America. Muller pointed out that democrats, progressives, and moderates around the country were embarrassed and angry over the election of Donald Trump. Giving to End Citizens United is a way for these donors to give back and fight against the disastrous and destructive regime that Donald Trump is running in the White House. Donald Trump has a growing list of opponents ahead of them and End Citizens United is happy to take on the title.
Learn more about End citizens United: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/james-bopp-citizens-united/