End Citizens United: Towards Repealing Citizens United
End Citizens United has been on the forefront against the influence of big businesses on the American political through unregulated campaign funding. While releasing the political campaign committee’s financial standings, Tiffany Muller who serves as the chief executive officer and president of the organization noted that it had made significant progress towards meeting the goal of raising $30 million. With up to 100,000 people already having sent their donations, End Citizens United is set to surpass the $25 million it raised during the past elections. The first quarter of the year has seen the company raise up $4 million to meet its financial goal to funds its grass roots participation in the upcoming 2018 congressional midterm elections. The organization has registered significant increase new donors, which made up to 40 percent of the total donations.
The funds donated will be used to support the campaigns on various politicians seeking for various seats in the upcoming elections. However, the funds will only be channeled to the campaigns of political committed to election finance reforms that will oversee the overturning of the Supreme Court in Citizens United case. End Citizens United has already declared its support for the Democratic Party candidate for a congressional seat in Georgia, Jon Ossoff. It has also declared its support for others seeking senatorial seats. While they are primarily Democrats, these candidates are proponents of these causes that are at the core of the organization’s founding. The new financial reforms announced by Mueller also included the organization’s decision to work closely with other like-minded organizations and capping of the maximum donations individuals can make at $5,000.
End Citizens United was founded in 2015 as a political action committee committed towards freeing the United States ‘political system from the clutches of big money businesses. Membership to the organization is based on subscription. It currently has over 3 million subscribers. To attain this fundamental goal, End Citizens United not only source for donations from the citizens; it also forms partnerships with other like-minded organizations such as Every Voice. The grassroots activism organization is hoping that the projected $35 million to raised can help it becoming a more influential player in the upcoming electioneering period.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, End Citizens United has a management team made up of experienced individuals who believe in their cause. In addition to Muller, the highly experienced Jody Murphy serves as the organization’s political director. The experienced Syracuse University graduate Adam Bozzi serves as the communications director. Most members of the management team have experience working on the political campaigns of current and former leaders. This is the case for Jordan Wood and Erin Fyffe who currently serve the financial director and operations director, respectively. The management is multi-tiered.