As a keen follower of the latest changes in the U.S. political system I have been impressed by the work completed by the End Citizens United PAC that is one of the youngest, but is also growing at a rate that is amazing for all to see. For myself, I have always found the Citizens United Supreme Court decision a difficult one to live with as I agree with End Citizens United that this piece of legislation took the political power and influence out of the hands of everyday working American’s and placed it firmly in the hands of a small group of wealthy donors.
End Citizens United is working within the confines of the current political system in a way I believe shows how the ethics of politics should be played out with the grassroots financial contributions capped at $50,000; in fact, during the first quarter of 2017 I was impressed to discover the End Citizens United campaign had received around $4 million in funding from its ever growing list of grassroots donors who are funding the group at a rate of $12 per average donation. The fact that of the 100,000 donations received by End Citizens United around 40,000 had been from new donors has also been a cause for happiness on behalf of people like myself who feel the work this PAC is completing is of great importance. Those in positions of importance at End Citizens United, including PAC President Tiffany Muller believe the need to fight back has never been felt as strongly as it has in recent months by everyday American’s who feel they wish to once again take control of their elections.
I feel End Citizens United have been buoyed by their success during the 2016 Presidential election season when around $25 million was raised to push forward the cause, the group is now looking to the 2018 midterm election season to make an even greater impact on U.S. politics. The goal of End Citizens United has now risen to $35 million, which the group hopes to raise to support candidates looking to change election finance rules and overturn Citizens Untied; I was happy to see the support given to the Democrat Jon Ossoff in his bid to win a special election in Georgia that had taken a seat consistently held by Republican’s and turned it into a hotly contested election race largely due, in my opinion, to the growing influence of End Citizens United.