End Citizens United is an aggressive campaign finance movement that seeks to wrestle unchecked influence away from moneyed lobbyists who’ve taken over Washington. ECU started its activities in 2010 when the U.S Supreme Court made a controversial historic ruling that effectively removed regulations to Super PACs operating in the nation.
Derailing Public Interests
ECU knows all too well the effects of a company or an individual funding the elected politicians. These donors later become beneficiaries of perks from the ruling governments. Many-a-time, these favors granted to the billionaire lobbyists come at the expense of the will of the many. That’s why End Citizens United embarked on a quest to fund prospective Democrats with funds that have zero strings attached, apart from advocating the real interests of the common citizens.
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Plans for the 2018 Midterms
Politico’s resident journalist, Maggie Severns, recently penned an article about the reformist campaigns by ECU. In the article, End Citizens United sends a strong message to all Democrats seeking elective posts in the forthcoming 2018 midterm US elections. ECU urges the party leaders to stay true to the campaign finance reform agenda. End Citizens United released comprehensive research findings via Politico. The studies by ECU are meant to serve as a campaigning guide to the Dems who have in recent years started falling out with their core voters. Democrats running for office in the 2018 midterm’s are encouraged to draft speeches that touch on pertinent aspects like removing the big money influence in Washington, health care, and jobs.
In the dossier, ECU cautioned the politicians against using mentioning End Citizens United in their forays for votes. Reason being that many Americans assume End Citizens to be an insurance company, as depicted by the TV ad’s sponsored by their critics.
About End Citizens United
Since launching in March 2015, the movement has made incredible strides on all fronts. One, they’ve managed to raise an estimated $35 million from over 2.5 million individual contributions from the masses. Two, Citizens United has around 360,000 donors and 3.3 million registered members in 2017.
Citizens United champions the agenda of undoing the rigged American political landscape. In a paradigm shift from the way things used to get done, this group has a cap limit on the amount a single political donor can give. That way, there’s no way an individual or a conglomerate can later arm-twist the authorities to doing their bidding. So far, ECU has played a crucial role in helping candidates who resonate with the core ideals it stands for. Additionally, the activists are renowned for mobilizing voters, especially the immigrants, to become more involved in the politics of their neighborhoods and states.
ECU’s board comprises of eminent personalities with a proven track record of reforms. These include Congressman Rob Barber, a one-time Congressman for Arizona’s 2nd District and Jessica Vanden Berg, who has a vast experience working with like-minded organizations like Free the Slaves and VoteVets.org.