End Citizens United is a political action committee seeking to overturn the decision made in the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The court case was particularly notable as the FEC tried to keep big money out of politics. Unfortunately, however, the court ruled in favor of Citizens United back in 2010.
This is 10 million more than their fundraising goal from last year and they plan to use the funds they raise to help Democratic candidates emerge victorious in the midterm elections. Recently, they released what they refer to as the Big Money 20, a list of Republican candidates running for office who put their own self-interests ahead of their constituents. Their mission is to target these “worst of the worst” candidates and ensure they are not reelected. The list includes such greedy and depraved Republicans as Ted Cruz and Dana Rohrbacher. They’ve also recently released the list of their endorsements for the upcoming midterms. The list includes such high-profile Senate candidates as Claire McCaskill, Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin as well as up-and-coming politicians like Kyrsten Sinema, Kirsten Gillibrand and Heidi Heitkamp.
Between their endorsements and their targeting of the Big Money 20, they hope to elect strong progressives and forward-thinking candidates to office in 2018 which is the next step on the road to overturning the Citizens United case. How they will fare in the upcoming elections remains to be seen but, if the past is any indication, the Democrats are poised to take back the Senate, House and Congress. This is based on the fact that progressives have been winning the majority of elections ever since the 2016 presidential election.
End Citizens United is notable for helping elect strong progressive candidates such as Maggie Hassan and Catherine Cortez-Masto. In addition, they’ve also endorsed such high-profile candidates as Jon Ossoff, Beto O’Rourke and Hillary Clinton. So we wish them the best of luck as they try and win numerous seats in the upcoming midterm elections and hope that they will someday be able to accomplish their goal of overturning citizens united and keeping big money out of politics.
For most campaign teams, end of quarter (EOQ) is the most demanding during electioneering period. This is because there are critical fundraisers that need to be successful the fact that piles pressures on both the digital and finance teams. According to NGP VAN, the following areas can make the EOQ tolerable and exciting.
The most exhausting task is having to send emails for a whole week consecutively since it drains ideas. It is better to have a back-pocket of ideas in case one runs out of some of them such as sharing statistics on your campaign strength. This includes things like how many people have joined your campaign shown by email subscribers, volunteers or Facebook likes.
NGP VAN recommends that since people want to feel involved, it is wise to share how much is raised and donations received in a quarter so far. Share how close you are to reaching your benchmark using a thermometer, share why other people support your campaign, and if you have a low average contribution, ask supporters to give in the average donation amount. When donors share why they support your campaign, it draws other people to join too. It is essential to remind targeted people who have not given towards your drive to make their contributions in helping the campaign team meet its benchmark target.
Recurring donors can be humbly asked if they stretch a little further at the EOQ. It is important to write and approve everything in advance, as this can be time-consuming. Preparing earlier makes the process easier. To save time, a great EOQ calendar is vital as it helps track emails that are sent and those approved, and sorts out the ones on the deck as well as those that need follow-up.
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The decision of the Supreme Court in 2010 concerning Citizens United has entirely transformed the scene of America elections. It has also initiated the legal basis for the perception that corporations are people and created the door for special interests and billionaires to spend undisclosed and unlimited money in American politics.
The 2018 Senate election in Texas remains several months away; however, Beto O’Rourke chose his first central organizational ratification recently in his long-slug attempt to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz. The End Citizens United PAC, a liberal group with around 3 million members throughout the country, is dedicated on dwindling the role of money in politics. The team gave its support to El Paso Democrat, selecting O’Rourke as the chief senator challenger to be endorsed by the group in the 2018 cycle.
Tiffany Muller, the executive director and president of PAC said in a written statement that their decision to endorse O’Rourke was a simple one. She mentioned that he stands as an open-minded champion and the future of their party with a resolute focus to offer the people a voice in their democracy. She further stated that Beto was running against the worst senator in Washington, Sen. Ted Cruz, whom she claimed had sold out the people of Texas for exceptional interests at every opportunity.
For Beto getting the support of a proper-funded group such as End Citizens United is remarkably serious given his apparent drawback in the money race against Ted. O’Rourke said in a written statement that he was running to represent the Texas people, not special interests or corporations. He mentioned that he was grateful to have the support of the End Citizens United and it was the reason he wasn’t going to take PAC’s money.
The group might also spend independently on Beto next year, just like the other candidates, by delivering mailers or running TV advertisements in Texas; however, it will not be in a position to synchronize the messaging for the adverts with his campaign. The decision to back O’Rourke first in the cycle and beforehand shows how vital the Texan will be to the plans of the group in 2018. Nevertheless, the organizers are patiently waiting to see how the political scene will unfold near the 2018 election before allocating resources.
Founded on 1st March 2015, End Citizens United is a great Political Action Committee that is funded by community donors. The group is committed to neutralizing the catastrophic outcomes of Citizens United and also reforming the finance system of campaigns. The mission of this organization is to bring to an end Big Money in politics and refurbish the rigged political system through electing champions in the campaign finance reform agenda, passing state ballot procedures, and also alleviating the same problem in the national dialogue. The group is working hard to abolish Citizens United and even eradicate the undisclosed and unlimited money used in politics.