We are seeing a fight for our coutnry in a way that most people aren’t even aware of. End Citizens United is a political action committee that was formed by Tiffany Muller in order to find the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Citizens United decision from back in 2010. The Citizens United decision, most people don’t realize, has led to a decrease in political regulation for campaign financing. The result? Dark money has been pouring in the wide open doors of the political machine, causing special interests to take over the agenda of the United States government. This, obviously, isn’t going to be okay for regular people.
End Citizens United is in the news of late thanks to a rip roaring start to the 2017 political fundraising season. End Citizens United has been raising money to support their cause through the first quarter and they’ve seen an absolute torrent of donations from donors all over the country. Through the first quarter of the year End Citizens United has raised an impressive $4 million in order to get off to a hot start. This is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg for what they are trying to do. End Citizens United is planning on raising a total of $35 million throughout 2017 in order to prepare candidates for the 2018 electoral push in Congress.
End Citizens United’s goal is pretty simple, when it comes right down to it, because their name is their intent. Muller is trying to get every day voters who believe in a fair shot in Washington to put their money where their beliefs are. End Citizens United wants to raise money in order to support politicians who will submit legislation to the Supreme Court in the form of an amendment with the intention of restoring political financial regulations. This is obviously a tough task thanks to how much money is going around in politics, but somebody has to try and make it happen.
The PAC is relying entirely upon average, every day voters who want to have their voice heard. The political action committee has been raising money via small donations since 2016. The average donation to End Citizens United is only $12 and they’ve seen over 40,000 people personally donate their time in order to help spread the word, get petitions out, and personally fundraise for the cause. Muller believes that the reason for her success with End Citizens United is due largely to the election of President Trump. Muller claims that democrats are furious and that everyday people feel like “the system is rigged against them”. If she and her PAC can gather this support, we feel like anything could happen to bring about change in the future.