Ending Citizens United? A Possibility, After All!

End Citizens United is a PAC that is funded by grassroots donors. ECU was established on the 1st of March, 2015 and it is a non-profit committee that is based in Washington, DC with more than 3 million members. The PAC’s mission involves actively fighting against Citizens United. The organization plans on making changes in the campaign finance system by ensuring that Big Money comes to a stop in politics.

According to wikipedia.org End Citizen United chooses to work with Democrats because they believe that they can be a source that brings about change that counts, in the truest sense of the word. ECU plans on electing campaign finance reform champions and collaborating with them to ensure that the work of Citizens United doesn’t have any effect on the lives of the American people. ECU aims to achieve this goal by spreading awareness about the problem with money in politics as a national matter of concern, utilizing their grassroots members and supporters to exhibit political power and collaborating with ballot measure campaigns to pass pro-reform laws.

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ECU’s plans involve targeting a list of 20 Republican members who are a part of the Congress in 2018. The PAC refers to this list as “the Big Money 20” and it is made up of the names of Republican politicians that show a preference for their own interests over constituents by taking large donations and showing support for laws that are supportive of their donors. Tiffany Muller, ECU’s group director commented that the Big Money 20 are the “worst of the worst in Congress”. The list includes the names of politicians such as Ted Cruz, Dean Heller, Paul Ryan, Mike Bishop, Rod Blum, Mike Bost, Mike Coffman, Ryan Costello, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Duncan Hunter, Will Hurd, Darrell Issa, Tom MacArthur, Pat Meehan, Erik Paulsen, Rob Pittenger, Dana Rohrbacher, Peter Roskam, Claudia Tenney and Mimi Walters. End Citizen United plans on raising $35 million to spend on the 2018 re-elections. Experts agree that most names mentioned in the list will be going through a tough re-election process, but Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan are going to come out relatively safe and untouched. The organization’s massive fundraising goals now rely on large amounts of donations that are less than $5000 due to the fact that they operate as traditional non-profit PCA.

The possibility of this plan being successful seems reasonable as the ECU has sheer numbers to back them with 3 million members. Polls suggest that stopping special interest money in politics is a top-priority concern for Americans which is an essential factor that works in favor of ECU. Muller plans on replicating the 2016 Nevada Senate race between Joe Heck and Catherine Cortez Masto. It was found that conventional messages didn’t garner enough support from independent and unaffiliated voters. However, reform related messages were well received by both parties and won Cortez Masto a significant amount of support. Muller stated that the committee plans on using all its resources to ensure that this is repeated in the 2018 elections.

Learn more about End Citizens United: http://fightforreform.org/