A political action committee has made the headlines for its efforts to drive heavy weights out of politics, and to raise some money to promote democrats. The group gathered over $4 million in the first couple of months this year and is projected to raise up to $35 million before the 2018 elections for congress. According to a report by USA Today, this amount will be a 10 million increase from the $25 million the committee raised during the 2016 elections.
A Report on the Accumulated Funds
Approximately 100,000 people funded the PAC in the first few months of this year, with almost half of the donors contributing for their first time. The group’s leader, Tiffany Muller, said the committee’s goal was to elect campaign finance reformist to Congress. The estimations of Muller were that the PAC had received $12 million this year. She said that the committee’s donors share the belief that the U.S. political system is one where those who write big checks have the biggest privileges. The only way that these donors can fight back is by supporting an action committee such as the “End Citizens United” PAC. Muller reiterated how Democrats were saddened by Trump’s win and were determined to fight back against his policies and those he has nominated to power including his choice of Supreme Court judge, Neil Gorsuch.
The PAC’s Candidate
In the past few weeks, the PAC has convinced its donors to raise $500,000 to help with the campaign efforts of Jon Ossoff, a democrat in Georgia. Jon, who is 30 years old, has surprised many by raising over $4 million for the special election slated for April 18 and meant to fill a House seat in Atlanta that recently fell vacant.
Muller said that the committee was still considering the political races it was going to participate in come 2018. However, she indicated that the group was going to play a significant role in defending Senators Jon Tester (Montana), and Sherrod Brown (Ohio).
About End Citizens United
End Citizens United was established on March 1, 2015. The group derives its name following a 2010 ruling of a case, “Citizens United vs F.E.C.”. The ruling held that companies were to be considered as people. As a result, wealthy individuals promoted their political candidates by using millions of dollars channeled through various corporations. End Citizens United came into being for the sole purpose of destroying this political mechanism by electing politicians who were opposed to this ruling and to champion its cause of ending dark money politics. End Citizens United aims at electing pro-reform candidates who will lobby for the reform of the constitution. It is determined to revolutionize the U.S. political system by supporting candidates from grass root members.