Recently, End Citizen United backed Senator Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate. Warren is a strong opponent of a ruling by the Supreme Court in favor of the grievous Citizens United. She has worked tirelessly to reform the United States’ dysfunctional campaign finance system. According to Tiffany Muller, no one has maintained a stronger opposition to the undignified influence of money in politics than Senator Warren. Muller is the president and executive director of End Citizens United. Muller added that Senator Warren has spent her profession opposing corporate special interests on behalf of the American workers. She is known as a champion of all hard-working families that have been locked out of the American democracy. She noted that they were pleased to support Senator Warren. They also looked forward to working with her to fix the manipulated system in Washington.
Senator Warren said that as long as the Citizens United decision remains in effect, American democracy is faced with real danger. The ruling has encouraged some millionaires and billionaires to flood their political system with secrets and unlimited spending. The powerful corporation and wealthy interests have recruited armies of lobbyists, including lawyers to manipulate the political system in Washington in their favor. Warren pointed out that there is need to stop the corrupt and rigged system for every American to have an equal say in their democracy. The senator noted that she was honored to be endorsed by End Citizens United and looks forward to collaborating with the organization fix the system. Warren heads the campaign for finance reform. She has been a strong promoter of disclosure by supporting legislation in the Senate to bring a halt to wealthy donors from concealing their political spending. Moreover, she has pushed for regulations requiring public corporations and government contractors to reveal their political spending. This information was originally mentioned on End Citizens United’s website.
End Citizens United is raising huge amounts of money on its own. The Political Action Committee (PAC) collected over $4 million from January to March this year. It projects that it will raise $38 million before the 2018 midterm elections for Congress. This would be a considerable increase from the $25 million that the group raised in 2016. Notably, 100,000 people donated towards End Citizens United’s initiative during the first three months of the year. Out of these donors, 40,000 are first time contributors. According to the leaders of End Citizens United, they are seeking to elect campaign finance reform champions. Muller said that the average donations that that they have received this year is $12 million. The people who are making their contribution to the group feel that the system is manipulated against them given that those who give out the biggest checks get a bigger say. Contributing to End Citizens United is their way of opposing dark money in politics. In the last few weeks, End Citizens United has called for the populace to contribute $500,000 to the congressional campaign in support of Jon Ossoff. He is a democrat and first-time political candidate in Georgia. This information was originally reported on USA Today.