End Citizens United is a Democratic political action committee that is focused on overturning a Supreme Court ruling that unleashed huge money in politics. They have been very busy raising money for the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. As part of this effort they have targeted a group of Republicans they call the “Big Money 20”. These are senators and congressmen who have put special interests goals over those of even their own constituents. They have done this in a number of ways such as accepting huge donations from special interests, opposing campaign finance reform, and backing legislation that is primarily for the benefit of those who provide them with large checks.
According to endcitizensunited.org There are two senators that make up the “Big Money 20”, senators Dean Heller and Ted Cruz. In Congress, the biggest target is Paul Ryan who is the House Speaker. There are 17 other representatives End Citizens United are targeting including Dana Rohrbacher, Mike Coffman, Mike Bishop, Darrell Issa, and Mimi Walters. The executive director of the PAC, Tiffany Mueller, said that the “Big Money 20” are truly the worst of the worst politicians that are in office in the legislative branch.
End Citizens United is on pace to have $35 million to spend on the 2018 elections. Many of the Republican incumbents they are opposing are facing re-election fights that will be tough for them to win. Unfortunately, Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz will likely win but nonetheless the leaders at End Citizens United are fully supporting their Democratic opponents.
End Citizens United gets its money from small donors. They are a traditional PAC which means they cannot accept anything over $5,000 from any one donor. They have many small donors supporting their effort, though. So far over 3 million people across the United States have sent them money.
Both Democrats and Independents are tired of seeing big money have an outsized impact on who gets elected to office. End Citizen’s United’s pitch to get rid of this money from politics is one that resonates with many people, Pollster Al Quinlan has said. For many it is the third most pressing issue to address, just after job creation and addressing terrorism.
End Citizen’s United is headquartered in Washington D.C. The PAC came about when people were outraged by the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in regards to the case Citizens United v. F.E.C. Their ruling changed how elections happen in the United States. Now very wealthy people and corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money in order to influence elections. Even worse, they can now hide their names so there is now not even any transparency as to where politicians are getting their money from.
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Voters are fed up with the rigged pay to play system and they’re demanding change. https://t.co/0Vql2eWhJB
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) December 22, 2017