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The Mission And History Of End Citizens United

End Citizens United was founded in 2015 as a political action committee that is attempting to reverse the decision made by the Supreme Court in the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Committee decided back in 2010.

This particular case removed the restrictions on independent expenditure groups contributing money for or against any particular political candidate. The President of End Citizens United is Tiffany Muller and the committee is headquartered in Washington DC. Their most recent campaign endorsements includes Senators Claire McCaskill and Mazie Hirano.

End Citizens United is projected to raise at least $35 million in 2018, which is 10 million more than they raised last year, and they plan on using most, if not all, of those funds to help Democrats running for office in the upcoming midterm elections. A few months ago, the committee unveiled what they refer to as the Big Money 20, a list of 20 Republicans in office who are more interested in lining their own pockets than helping working class Americans. These 20 are classified as the “worst of the worst in Congress” and the committee will do everything in their power to ensure these candidates are not reelected.

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The primary goal of End Citizens United is to keep big money out of politics so as to prevent large corporations from influencing the outcome of our elections. It was first founded back in 2015 and operated in its first election cycle during the previous Presidential election in 2016. Although it remains a relatively new committee in the political sphere, it has already been instrumental in electing such strong Democratic candidates as Maggie Hassan and Catherine Cortez Masto. The committee is funded entirely by grassroots donors and has gradually raised its political profile over the years thanks to affiliations with such powerful progressive leaders as charismatic President Barack Obama and the Democratic nominee during the previous Presidential election, Hillary Clinton.

It remains to be seen how much of an effect the committee will have on the upcoming midterm elections but, given the outcomes of recent elections, it seems likely that the Democrats will enjoy much success as a result of many constituents rejecting the political stances of the Trump administration. So we wish the committee the best of luck in the upcoming midterm elections and we hope they are successful in electing strong, independent and forward-thinking candidates to the Senate, Congress and House of Representatives.