End Citizens United Manages to Raise over $4 Million in Just 3 Months

The End Citizens United is a political action committee that was formed to campaign finance reforms in the country. The PAC, as it is called is dedicated to raising millions of dollars for the Democratic candidates in the competing for Senate and Houses positions in the country.

 

Only formed recently, the group managed to raise $2 million in its first month of inception, and as it seems, the group is on track to raise about $30 million for the whole cycle.

 

The primary focus of the committee is to pass a law that would reverse the Supreme Court’s decision on the group, which in 2010 saw the establishment of major PACs and introduce a tsunami of dirty money into politics.

 

As it stands out, over 325,000 individuals have signed the committee’s petition urging Congress to pass the law. The group has partnered with “Ready for Hillary,” a move that will see the group receive a boost.

 

While other PACs push on finance reforms, the End Citizen United group is a bit different from others as it only backs candidates who are pushing for finance reform.

 

The committee is planning to set up an independent expenditure department later in the year so as to support the candidates through various initiatives such as direct mailers, television ads, and polling.

 

So far, since its inception, the group has collected over $4 million, and the figure is projected to reach $35 million by 2018 mid-term elections, this is according to the report published by the USA Today.

 

This would be a significant surge from $25 million the group collected for the 2016 election year.

 

More than 100,000 individuals contributed the committee in the first quarter for 2017 calendar year, 40,000 whom contributed money for the first time.

 

Tiffany Muller, one of the group’s leader, said their aim is to elect “campaign- finance reforms champions” to the government.

 

Tiffany further said the average contribution the group received in 2017 is $12. However, the group’s contributors feel like the system is compromised and turned against them, in that those who contributed the largest amount of money have the bigger say, and this is their technique of retaliating.

ECU Rally against Big Money Special Interest in Montana by Backing Quist

Helena, MT – ECU supported Quist last month for the MT-AL special election.“Grassroots donors are flocking to Quist because they understand he’ll be an independent voice for Montana,” Ending Citizens United President and Executive Director Tiffany Muller said. Ending Citizens United, 2015 is a Political Action Committee financed by donors that are grassroots. It’s focused on reforming its campaign finance system and countering the devastating effects of Citizens United.

ECU was one of the initial progressive organizations to back Quist’s play for Congress. With 14,000 members across Montana, ECU will continue to join Quist’s campaign with local volunteers and its 330,000 little-dollar national donors to fight against the delusory negative strikes Gianforte special interest that is his that is, and allies are running against him. An FEC complaint filed against Gianforte earlier this week. The charge notes when he directed earmarked funds to help his own race into his combined fundraising committee Gianforte could have broken the law. On that same call, a pledge broke to Montanans that he wouldn’t take corporate PAC money. ECU additionally called on Gianforte to tell the Super PAC and secret money group running advertisements in the race to disclose their donors or pull their advertisements. Gianforte has a history of evading Montana campaign finance laws and undermining the state’s reform efforts.

In contrast, Greg Gianforte, his adversary, says one thing in public to another in private to his large donors and voters. He’s broken his pledge, and he might have broken campaign finance law. Gianforte is currently relying on secret cash from special interest groups to prop up his effort after backing attempts to undercut Montana disclosure rules. Our grassroots network is set to fight back and send a reformer that was true to Congress.”

After Gianforte was captured on tape telling his donors, he supports the House bill to take health care Quist within single digits in the surveys has closed raised $550,000 in only a few days, and ECU was among the primary progressive organizations to support Quist’s play for Congress. With 14,000 members across Montana, ECU will continue to join Quist’s effort with local volunteers and its 330,000 little-dollar national donors to fight against the deceptive negative strikes Gianforte and special interest that is his allies are running against him.

Before this week, an FEC complaint filed against Gianforte. The charge notes Gianforte might have broken the law when he directed funds that are earmarked to help his own race into his combined fundraising committee. To Montanans, a pledge broke on that same call he wouldn’t take corporate PAC money. ECU additionally called to tell secret money group, and the Super PAC running advertisements in the race take their advertising or to reveal their donors. Gianforte has a history of sabotaging the state’s reform attempts and evading Montana campaign finance laws.